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Cobb shines to lead Goretti to win

April 16, 2005|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

St. Maria Goretti quickly turned a close battle with Berkeley Springs into a runaway, scoring nine runs in the third and fourth innings Friday on the way to an 11-1 victory over the Indians at Goretti.

"It was a nice win for the kids," Goretti coach Mike Brashears said. "The kids swung the bats well. That was a nice plus. We did a nice job being aggressive at the plate."

Trevor Cobb (1-0) hurled a complete-game three-hitter with six strikeouts. Cobb retired eight of the last nine batters that he faced.

"I haven't pitched much this year, compared to last year," Cobb said. "I was a little rusty at first, then I got into the groove. I felt I could have located my pitches a little bit better."

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Cobb helped his cause by going 3-for-3, while Ryan Wilson and Chris Dorsey each had two hits and two RBI for the Gaels (6-5).

Leading 2-1, the Gaels struck for five runs in the bottom of the third. With one out, Tim Kellinger doubled to center and took third on Cobb's infield single. Kellinger came home when Sean Engle reached on a fielding error and Wilson followed with a double to left to drive in Cobb.

Engle to scored on a wild pitch and Wilson came around on Dorsey's single. Dorsey later scored on Kevin Brashears' single.

Goretti added four runs in the fourth inning as Wilson and Dorsey had RBI singles and Matt Maley added a run-scoring groundout.

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