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Blackcats shut-out Crab Orchard

Posted May 9, 2012 by Mike McGinnis in Sports

Goreville Blackcat Nate Webb pitches against Carmi White County High School Thur., May 3 at home. Webb relieved starting pitcher Alex Andros in the top of the fourth.

May 7 at Crab Orchard
The baseball Blackcats notched an 8-0 win at Crab Orchard last Monday, as Nate Webb pitched the complete game shut-out.
Goreville scored three runs in their first at bat, then added another run in the second inning. The Cats closed out the scoring with four runs in the fifth inning. They collected eight hits and took advantage of four errors by the Trojans.

Top hitters for Goreville: Andros 1-4 (RBI); Miles 2-4 (2 RBI’s).

May 1 at Chester
The Cats lost a conference contest at Chester on Tuesday of last week, by the score of 6-1. Dayton Tripp started on the mound and took the loss. Jake Clark came on in relief in the sixth inning.

Chester was ahead 6-0 before the Blackcats scored a run in the top of the sixth, to make the final margin. Goreville had four hits and committed two errors. Alex Andros went 2-3 to lead the Cats.

May 2 at Elverado
Goreville picked up an 11-5 win at Elverado last Wednesday. Blake Gray started on the mound and also slugged a grand slam home run for the Cats. Jake Clark, who relieved Gray in the third inning, was the winning pitcher. Alex Andros pitched the seventh inning.

The Blackcats led 4-3 after three innings. They added two runs in the top of the fourth, then Gray’s slam in the fifth inning made it 10-3. The Falcons tallied two runs in the bottom of the frame before Goreville closed out the scoring with a run in the sixth. The Cats had 11 hits and no errors.

Top hitters for Goreville: Belcher 3-4 (RBI); Gray 2-4 (HR, 4 RBI’s); Miles 1-1 (2 RBI’s); Webb 2-3 (RBI).

May 3 vs. Carmi
On the next day, the Blackcats dropped an extra inning contest to the visiting Carmi Bulldogs, in a BDC match-up, by the score of 9-4. The defeat puts Goreville’s season record at 14-12. Alex Andros was the starting pitcher. He was relieved in the top of the fourth inning by Nate Webb, who took the loss.

The Bulldogs scored twice in their first at-bat. Clayboy Shadowens made it 2-1 with a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. Carmi tallied a run in the third and another in the fourth, increasing their lead to 4-1. Goreville rallied with three runs in the sixth to tie it up at 4-4. With one out, Shadowens reached on a ground ball base hit. Caleb Miles was hit by a pitch, then Caleb Belcher delivered a line drive double to right-center, driving in a run. Daniel Madden brought in a run with a two out single to left and Blake Gray followed with a double to drive in the game tying run.

The score remained 4-4 until Carmi plated five runs in the top of the seventh to make the final margin. Goreville went down in order in the bottom of the frame to end the game. The Cats collected 11 hits and committed three errors.

Top hitters for Goreville: Gray 1-4 (RBI); Madden 2-4 (RBI); Miles 2-3; Shadowens 2-4 (HR, RBI).

May 4 at Massac County
Last Friday, Goreville lost at Massac County 12-2, in a non-conference game. Jake Clark was the starter and took the loss. Caleb Belcher came on in relief in the second inning.

The Cats fell behind early as Massac County scored five runs in the bottom of the first. They added three more in the second inning, then scored one run in each of the next four innings. Goreville tallied both of their runs in the top of the fifth, on a double by Nate Webb. The Cats had a total of four hits and made five errors.