Hurley picked up a pair of wins on the baseball diamond
Justus drove in the go-ahead run and Willie Burks drove in
what turned out to be a key insurance run in the sixth as
the Rebels edged Council, 7-6, in Black Diamond District
baseball Thursday evening.
Blankenship hit a grand slam and Hurley outslugged Phelps,
Ky., 13-9, Wednesday afternoon at Hurley.
Vandyke pitched out of several jams to aid the Rebel cause
in Thursday's BDD win, the first district win of the
season for the Rebels (5-9-2, 1-7). The sophomore
righthander tossed a six-hitter and struck out nine,
including two in the seventh, when the Cobras left the
potential game-tying run on second base.
Vandyke and Jordan Prater each had two hits for Hurley.
The Rebels got hits from seven different batters and took
advantage of five Council errors.
Presley had two hits for Council (3-12, 2-5). Shannon
Breeding singled, stole second base, and scored on an RBI
single by Presley to get the Cobas within 7-6 before
Vandyke retired the final two batters.
Bostic struck out 12 while taking the loss, and drove in
two runs without a hit for Council.
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