SILO — The Silo Rebels shot down Boswell twice Tuesday afternoon, winning the first game 9-2 and the second 4-1.
After a shaky start, the Rebel defense rolled five double plays on the day and even executed a triple play. Also, left-fielder Kris Taylor made a diving catch in shallow left near the foul line to incite some cheers in the first game. And compelling the crowd to holler in the second game was short stop Tanner Hearon’s remarkable snatch out of the air off a high bounce and a jump-throw to first.
While the Silo guys were getting dirty to make plays, the Scorpions struggled with four errors in the outfield through the doubleheader.
Silo 9, Boswell 2
Silo got on the board first in the bottom of the opening inning. Lance House sent a pitch to deep right field for an RBI triple. Then, Jarris Hamilton brought him in on a single that sailed through to left field.
Boswell’s only scores of the game came in the next frame. Kendall Shives walked the first two batters and an infield error allowed Brenton Berryhill to fill the open slot at first and load the bases. Then, Blake Shults sent a shot up the third-base line to score Tracy Brown and Dusty Belvin.
Trevor Phillips laid down a bunt that Hamilton couldn’t pick up in time to load the bases again. But on a grounder to short stop Tanner Hearon, Silo turned a 6-4-3-2 triple play.
The Rebels added two in the third on RBIs from House (a hard line drive dodged by Boswell pitcher Blaine Brown) and Hamilton (a ground out to first that was bobbled).
In the third, Tanner Clark was hit by a pitch. Courtesy runner Ethan Hollowell stole second and got an extra base on catcher Dusty Belvin’s misfire. Trenton Long got the RBI on a ground out to third.
Silo finished scoring in the fifth. Trenton Long came up again with bases loaded and hit a two-RBI single to right field. Lucas Long followed with a two-RBI double to left-center. After back-to-back walks, the Rebels had the bases loaded again. But Boswell second baseman Caleb Brown threw out House to stop the threat.
One the mound, Shives allowed two hits, struck out two and walked three in the win.
For Boswell, Blaine Brown allowed eight hits in five innings, hit two batters, walked four and struck out four. Berryhill took over in the sixth, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out two.
Offensively for Silo, House turned in a triple, a double and two RBIs. Hamilton had a single, two RBIs and a walk. Trenton Long knocked in three runs and recorded a single. Lucas Long batted in two runs with a double and was hit by a pitch. Andrew Bolin had a double and reached twice on walks. Leonard Sandler, Kendall Shives and Tanner Hearon contributed a single each.
Shults led Boswell with a single and two RBIs. Blaine Brown also had a single.
Silo 4, Boswell 1
The Rebels spread out their scoring, putting up one each in the first, second, third and fifth innings.
Boswell was looking at a blank until the sixth. With runners at first and second, Dusty Belvin ripped it up the third-base line for an RBI double.
In the win, Jarris Hamilton allowed five hits and four walks but struck out nine. Cameron Roberts took the loss, allowing seven hits across six innings, walking one and striking out five.
Hamilton also led the Silo offense with a double, single and two RBIs. Lucas Long lined out an RBI double. Tanner Clark and Lance House each had a double. Trenton Long and Andrew Bolin finished with a single apiece, and Kendall Shives recorded an RBI.
For Boswell, Belvin got the double with an RBI and a walk. McKenna Pierce put up two singles. Roberts and Blaine Brown had a single each.
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