Phoenix rules Bethel in Hunt’s final home game | Lebanon
Cumberland dominated from the opening field in an 11-1 victory over the Bethel Wildcats in Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt’s last game of career at the stadium that bears his name.
Cumberland (22-21, 7-11 MSC), playing in front of a huge crowd of former players and other supporters, clicked all cylinders scoring 11 points, making no mistakes behind the pitcher and a full game on the mound .
Payton Rice (5-3) started a full play, scattering seven hits and giving up one run. Rice had a tough inning where he limited the Wildcats to one run on four hits in the inning. Rice struck out four batters and struck out 11 in a row at one point in the game.
Andrew Martinez had a big day at home with a score of 3 for 3 with four points. Martinez was a cycle shy triple. Tyler Stokes has hit his 19th homer of the season. Tyler Jones and Nathan Vaughn each had two hits.
Martinez started the game with a brace and scored on a Jones RBI single to give the Phoenix a 1-0 lead.
The Phoenix added a run in the third as Martinez hit the first pitch he saw over the right field fence.
In the fifth, Cumberland added two runs as Martinez drew a ground-laden march and Jones hit a fielding error that allowed Vaughn to score.
In the sixth inning with two strikeouts, Martinez beat a ground ball at second base that kept the inning alive and scored Nolan Gazouski. After a pitch change, Tyler Stokes hit the first pitch he saw over the fence in the middle right center for three more runs and an 8-0 lead.
Bethel knocked out Rice in the seventh inning as four consecutive baselines brought in a single inning.
The Phoenix scored three in the eighth to execute the Wildcats 11-1 rule as Nathan Vaughn hit an RBI single, Vaughn scored on wild ground and Jones hit a ball out of the fence to end the game.
Cumberland, who lost the conclusion of Friday’s suspended game 8-1 earlier in the day, dropped the three-game streak 2-1 but will get another shot at the Wildcats this week in a Mid-South Conference streak. to the best of three. in McKenzie. The Phoenix finished the regular season on the road yesterday in Indiana Southeast.
Bethel defeats Phoenix in OPENERA bad pitch led to a 14-4 loss on Friday before Game 2 was interrupted due to the darkness at the bottom of the sixth inning with the Phoenix trailing 8-1 with the bases loaded at Woody Hunt Stadium / Ernest L. Stockton Field.
Cumberland honored 20 seniors on the field before the game.
Pablo Custodio hit two home runs in Game 1. Tyler Jones added two hits and Jose Vera got two hits and scored a run.
Daniel Alvarez got the start on the mound and only completed 2.2 innings before being relived. Alvarez gave up seven hits and four runs. Jordan Burdette couldn’t complete an inning with just two outs, but gave up four runs. Kaleb Vaughn also just recorded one out and gave up three points. Brad Smith pitched the last 3.1 innings, giving three runs, one earned and three strikeouts.
Randy Guevarez hit an RBI brace in the second to put the Wildcats on the board. They added one more in the round on the RBI field to mark Juan Torres.
The Wildcats scored two runs in the third with two strikeouts after a pitch error. Ruber Medina reached on the error allowing Sebastian Cortes to score and Torres hit Medina two hitters later to give Bethel a 4-0 lead.
Custodio hit his first homer in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit in half, but Bethel hung up seven runs in the fourth inning against three different Cumberland pitchers.
CU got a run in the bottom half of the fourth on a wild pitch to reduce it to 11-3, but the Wildcats responded at the top of the fifth with a fly sack.
Custodio hit his second home run of the game in the fifth. The solo shooting reduced the score to 12-4, but Bethel scored two runs in the sixth to lead the Phoenix in Game 1 14-4.
Bethel faced the Phoenix early in Game 2, scoring four runs in the second inning. The Wildcats added to the lead with two runs in the third inning.
The scores remained at 6-0 until the sixth inning when Torres hit a two-out, two-RBI single.
Cumberland scored a run after two Bethel errors in the lower half of the inning. The Phoenix had the bases loaded with two strikeouts and Andrew Martinez at bat when play resumed on Saturday.