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Blowouts aplenty in district action

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Charleston's Tavis McCann


ADVANCE -- The top-seeded Oran Eagles, hardly tested thus far, advanced to the Class 1, District 2 Baseball Tournament final with a 10-0 blanking of No. 5 Bell City on Tuesday.

It will be the fourth straight final appearance for the Eagles, who seek their third straight district crown.

Oran freshman Chase Seyer (5-0) went the distance in the five-inning run-rule shutout, allowing just one hit with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Joey Williams was perfect at the plate with four hits in four trips, while Matt Seyer and Trevor Irwin added two hits apiece. Garrett Roslen clubbed his team-leading fourth home run, a solo shot in the fifth inning, and also drove home what proved to be the only run the Eagles really needed on a sacrifice fly in the first.

Chase Seyer, Paul Bucher, Austin Dumey and Craig Friga chipped in with one hit each.

ADVANCE -- The second-seeded Hornets ripped upstart Scott County Central 15-1 to advance to a finals showdown with Oran.

"We're looking forward to it," said Advance coach Bob Moses. "It should be a good ballgame."

Advance, displaying its power game, got five RBIs from Josh Bailey, three on an off-the-wall, bases-clearing double to the deepest part of the ballpark, while James Masters blasted a three-run homer.

Alex Sample was the hits leader with three. Aaron Abernathy, Jeremy Limbaugh and Bailey had two hits each.

No. 1 Oran and No. 2 Advance battle for the district championship on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.


CHAFFEE -- The semifinal round of the Class 2, District 2 Baseball Tournament was forced to change venues, moving from Kelly to Chaffee, due to wet field conditions on Tuesday.

The loss of home-field advantage caused no problems whatsoever for No. 2 Kelly, which went on to a relatively easy 9-0 win over No. 3 St. Vincent.

Kelly's win avenged last season's semifinal loss to St. Vincent and put the Hawks (10-8) in position to contend for their first district title since the '97 season.

Kendal Deason's nifty complete-game two hitter kept the Indians at bay, while Caleb Daughhetee (3-for-3) and John Simpher (2-for-4) drove the Hawks' offense with three RBIs each. Blake Lee also collected two hits.

CHAFFEE -- Top-seeded Charleston blasted No. 4 Scott City 14-3 to advance to the final of the Class 2, District 2 tournament on Tuesday.

Winning pitcher Travis McCann went the distance in the five-inning game, allowing four hits with two strikeouts.

A.H. Marshall, 3-for-4 with one RBI, and Marcus Dixon, 2-for-3 with two RBIs, led the Bluejays' offense.

The Bluejays had seven different players get an RBI.

Charleston (15-8) and Kelly (10-8) vie for the district championship on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Kelly High School.