Three weeks into the regular season in the boys 7-8 machine-pitch league, two teams have separated from the pack in the standings.
Randall Walker Farms and Brent’s Computers each emerged from Tuesday night undefeated at 3-0. Randall Walker Farms won 6-0 over O’Reilly Auto Parts while Brent’s Computers beat Cowan’s Drywall 5-4.
Wes Sherrell led Randall Walker Farms to its third straight win with a 3-for-3 night at the plate. Sherrell tripled in the first inning, then drilled a two-run double in the fourth inning that proved to be the final at-bat of the game. Time ran out after Sherrell pushed Randall Walker Farms ahead by six on his third hit.
Dylan Stepp added two hits while Woogs Bryan, Creed Adams, Brax Hopkins, Alex Tallent, Aiden Patterson and Keiondre Jackson had one hit each.
O’Reilly struggled with strikeouts at the plate as 11 batters went down swinging in the contest. Camron Perry had the team’s lone hit Tuesday night at Hoover and Millraney Field.
In the nightcap, Brent’s was able to outlast Cowan’s Drywall with a game-winning run in the fourth inning.
Dominick Marquez singled to start the fourth inning and was able to come around on a groundball by Dillon Kester to be the winning run.
Brent’s Computers looked primed to win big when it started the game with four runs in the top of the first. Ethan Basham, Nathan Bond, Jaxsyn Patterson and Trace Taylor each singled and scored in the first frame while Tristan Myers added an RBI single.
Not deterred, Cowan’s Drywall (0-3) came back with five straight hits to start the bottom of the first. Brodie Cowans, Ty Myers, Luke Judkins, Brendon Sheppard and Jaytton Baker each singled to help knot the score at 4-4 after one inning.
Both teams had chances to break the tie in the third inning, but runners on both sides were stranded at third base.
It wasn’t until Marquez slid safely into home in the fourth inning that Brent’s Computers was able to get on track for its third straight win.
Tuesday’s boys 7-8 league action started with Tennessee Credit defeating Hoover and Son Insurance 4-2.
Justus Majors and Garryn Duggin led Tennessee Credit to its first win with two hits each. Dykori Moore, Nick Simmons and Christian Dunn had one hit apiece.
A three-hit performance by Connor Williams wasn’t enough to lead Hoover and Son Insurance to its first win as the team dropped to 0-3. Sam Rivers, Arick Murphy and Kaizer Hillis added one hit each.
The boys 7-8 league will be back in action Friday night with three games. Games start at 5:30 p.m. with Buck Defender taking on Fully Loaded.