Cook, Billies put Westside on backside 10-0

By Jerry Fekete - Banner Correspondent

MAN — The Man High School baseball team improved to 7-12 with a 10-0 mercy rule win over the Westside Renegades at Man’s Dr. Juan Nordelo Field on Tuesday evening.

Freshman Zack Cook picked up the win on the mound, going six innings and firing a four-hit shutout. He struck out five batters.

Seth Chapman led the Billies’ offense by going 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Man scored one run in the bottom of third and four more in the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead off Renegade starter Brady Vance and then ended the game in the bottom of the sixth, scoring five more off relief pitcher DeShawn Paynter for the mercy rule win.

After Chapman’s three-hit performance Cameron Simpson went 2-for-3 and scored two runs, while Kenny Jo Adkins was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

John Thomas Keffer walked three times and had two RBIs and a run scored. Tyler Blair also drove in a run.

Austin Gent went 1-for-1 with one RBI. Jacob Trogden was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Dylan Goodman was 2-for-4 with one RBI for the Billies.

For the Renegades, the four hits off Cook were by Matthew Evans, Breyden Morgan, Zack McCoy and DeShawn Paynter.

Man played a error-free game. Westside had one error.

The Billies were scheduled to play at Class AAA Lincoln County on Wednesday night, weather permitting. Man plays at Charleston Catholic on Friday at 6 p.m. and host Fayetteville on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Next week is then the final week of the regular season as Man has five more games scheduled.

By Jerry Fekete

Banner Correspondent


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