2010-04-09 / Sports

Indians top Broome, 8-6

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

Gaffney catcher Josh Mata and pitcher Michael Wright chase after a popup during Tuesday's game with Broome. The Indians swept the back-to-back series with a n 8- 6 victory on Wednesday. Photo by LARRY HILLIARD Gaffney catcher Josh Mata and pitcher Michael Wright chase after a popup during Tuesday's game with Broome. The Indians swept the back-to-back series with a n 8- 6 victory on Wednesday. Photo by LARRY HILLIARD Maybe a pair of games with Broome was all the Gaffney High baseball team needed to get back on track.

Reliever Tyler Wilson struck out all four batters he faced and Michael Wright, Grayson Goforth and Joey Copeland all had two hits as the visiting Indians edged Broome, 8-6, on Wednesday. Less than 24 hours earlier, Gaffney beat the Centurions, 8-1, at Commissioners Field.

“I think we are starting to turn the corner,” Gaffney coach Jeff Osment said. “We fought hard.”

Corey Crissone started but left the game after five innings when he was hit by a pitch. He was charged with three earned runs. Matt Gault took over and pitched better than his stats, going 2/3 of an inning.

Wilson entered the game in the sixth and was overpowering, getting out of the jam with a strikeout and striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh.

After single tallies in the second, fourth and fifth innings, Gaffney’s bats came alive with four runs in the sixth. Wright singled to lead off the inning before Copeland doubled and Clay McKowen walked to load the bases.

A run scored on a balk before Josh Mata drove in two more with an infield single and Crissone was hit by a pitch to force in the final run of the inning.

McKowen had a single and walked three times for the Indians.

Gaffney, which improves to 10-7 overall, returns to region action on Tuesday against Nation Ford.

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