Perry’s pitching powers Bullets past Panthers

Published 7:52 am Saturday, March 7, 2009

By Staff
By STEVE FRANKLIN, Sports Writer
YEATESVILLE — Jamesville capitalized on a plethora of Northside miscues and a brilliant pitching performance from right-hander Coleman Perry to pick up a 7-2 win over the Panthers on Friday night.
The Bullets (1-0) scored five unearned runs as the Panthers walked 10 batters, threw six wild pitches and committed four errors. Jamesville made those runs stand up as Perry tossed a complete game, allowing just one earned runs on nine hits, while striking out 10.
The Bullets got on the scoreboard first as Caleb Whitley drove in Perry with an RBI single in the first.
With runners on second and third in the top of the second, Northside pitcher Zach Boyd appeared to get out of a jam as he struck out Jamesville shortstop Tyler Ange with two outs.
But the baseball squirted away from catcher Thack Cutler. Cutler attempted to gun out Ange at first, but his throw sailed over the head of first baseman Holden Cox, allowing Jacob Rogers and Bob Lilley to score. The Bullets padded their lead on an RBI double by Perry to take a 4-0 lead.
Northside made it 4-1 in the bottom half of the inning as Bradley Slade singled and later scored on a passed ball.
Jamesville answered with a run in the fourth as Lilley had a lead off double and scored on a wild pitch.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Panthers clawed a little closer as Slade scored on an RBI single by Grant Fath to make it 5-2.
But Northside would get no closer as it added an RBI single by Rogers in the sixth, before Lilley made it 7-2 as he crossed the plate on another wild pitch.
Lilley and Perry each had a pair of hits to lead Jamesville, while Slade had two hits for Northside (1-1).
Lady Panthers outlast Bullets
The Northside Lady Panthers broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to top the Jamesville Bullets 5-2.
Amanda Beirne scored the game-winning run on a throwing error by
Jamesville third baseman Joanna Askew, before Cameron Waters delivered a two-run single to add some insurance.
Beirne also delivered a spectacular pitching performance, allowing just three hits and one earned run while striking out 14.
Amanda Daw and Beirne led the Lady Panthers (1-1) with two hits each, while Jamesville’s Haley Bowen had a pair of hits, including an RBI single. Elizabeth Ange added a lead off home run for the Bullets (0-1).