Friday, July 18, 2003
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Clayton News Daily
By Doug Gorman and Jeffery Armstrong
The Morrow-Lake City Indians are in the driver's seat in the 13-14-year-old AABC Southeast Region baseball tournament after beating Gresham Park 6-5 in game that went two extra innings.
Isiah Froenberger picked up the win for the Indians with three strong innings of relief. Froenberger struck out six and didn't give up a run.
"Pitching really saved us," said Morrow-Lake City coach Mike Weems.
The Indians pushed the winning running across the plate when Darren Morrow walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.
Mario Clark, and Cordaryl Kendrick walked and Samuel Rodriquez picked up a base hit to load the bases in the bottom of the ninth.
Morrow-Lake City picked up just seven hits en route to the victory. The Indians play Redan today at 2:30 p.m at Morrow Lake City. Both teams are still unbeaten.
Gresham Park took early control of the game by scoring the first four runs of the game.
In the fifth, the Indians exploded for five runs.
Kendrick and Morrow singled and Roriquez walked during the rally. All three runners scored, But the big blow in the inning game after Darryl Tolbert reached on a base hit.
Using his speed, Chris Gains ripped a ball down the third base line that rolled to the fence. Gains didn't stop until he reached home.
"We feel like with our speed if we can get base runners on base they are going to score," said Weems.
Gresham Park had a couple of chances to add to its lead after putting base runners on base in the fourth and fifth, but defense saved the day.
An unassisted double play by Clark Dickinson killed Gresham Park's fourth-inning threat.