BOKCHITO - The Rock Creek Mustangs hammered out a pair of wins, while Achille was the first team eliminated from district play Thursday. Calera opened with an 11-7 win over Achille, and Rock Creek followed with a 23-0 win against the Eagles. The Mustangs topped Calera, 10-0, in the nightcap.
Achille 7 Calera 11
A nine-run third inning is what lifted Calera over Achille in the first game of the day. Randle Riley was the winner of the contest, who pitched four innings and giving up seven runs.
Riley was relieved by Briar Brown, who threw three scoreless innings. Travis Goff took the loss for Achille. Offensively, Calera was led by Briar Brown, who was 2-2, with two runs scored and two RBI's. Calera also received offensive support from Tony Bowler, who was 2-3, with a HR, and three RBI's. For Achille, Andrew Sloan and Ryan Robertson put up fairly identical stats, each going 2-3 with an RBI.
Achille 0 Rock Creek 23
Achille was eliminated from Districts in the middle game of the day, due to Rock Creek's offensive explosion. Brandon Armstrong picked up the win in the run rule, going the five innings with seven strikeouts, two hits, and one walk.
Achille's Andrew Sloan took the loss. Rock Creek's offense was powered by Choc Cartwright, who was 3-3, with three home runs, four runs scored, and nine RBI. Brandon Armstrong contributed to his own cause, going 3-3, with three RBI, and two runs scored. Spencer Ammons was 2-2, with three RBI, and two runs scored. Duke Applegate and Trey Gibby each picked up the only two hits for Achille.
Calera 0 Rock Creek 10
Tomas Duffek had a perfect game for the Mustangs, going five innings with twelve strikeouts in the run rule.
Choc Cartwright continued to hit the ball, going 2-2 with a HR and five RBI's. Tomas Duffek helped himself out as well, going 2-4, with three runs scored, and an RBI. Tyler Titsworth was 3-3, with a run and an RBI. JoDan Davis contributed a hit, with an RBI. Matt Cartwright, despite not getting a hit, was hit twice and scored three runs.
District play will continue today at 4 p.m., pitting Rock Creek against Calera. Rock Creek needs one win to advance to Regionals, while Calera needs two.