Advertisement

West Salisbury routs Arbutus 34-2 in 10-11 state tourney

July 13, 2013|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT — West Salisbury put on a display of great run production on Saturday night as it beat Arbutus 34-2 during the first round of the Maryland 10-11 State Little League Baseball Tournament at Conococheague. The game was stopped after four innings because of the 10-run rule.

For Sunday’s tripleheader action in the double-elimination tournament, Conococheague will play Elkton in a winners’ bracket game at 2 p.m., West Salisbury will play Bethesda in a winners’ bracket game at 4:30 and Arbutus will play Easton in a losers’ bracket game at 7.

Blake Corbin, Dylan Smith, Brett Swift, Jacob Long and Ryan Teaman banged out three hits apiece for West Salisbury.

West Salisbury scored five runs in the top of the first inning. Ryan Mitchell came home on a throwing error and Corbin scored on a wild pitch. After that, Swift slugged a solo homer to center. Both Jake Taylor and Long came home on a fielding error.

West Salisbury added seven runs in the top of the second to boost its lead to 12-0. Three runs scored on wild pitches and two runs scored on RBI groundouts. Swift hit an RBI double to left and Long roped an RBI triple to right.

After Arbutus got a run in the bottom of the second, West Salisbury answered with eight runs in the top of the third to increase its advantage to 20-1. The big blow was a three-run homer to center by Corbin. Teaman ripped an RBI double to center, while Seth Abbey and Swift added an RBI single each.

After Arbutus got another run in the bottom of the third, West Salisbury finished its scoring with 14 runs in the top of the fourth to build the lead to the final margin of 34-2. The big blows were a grand slam to center by Smith and a three-run double to left by Corbin.

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|