Bell extends win streak to 6

Published 12:28 pm Monday, April 16, 2018

Bell County’s impressive start to the season continued on Friday when the team traveled to LMU’s Lamar Hennon Field to play a doubleheader against Hancock County and Jellico, Tennessee.

Neither game was particularly close as the Bobcats eased their way to victory over both teams by a combined score of 22-4. The two victories extends Bell County’s current winning streak to six games.

Game 1: Bell County 9, Jellico 1

The Bobcats jumped out to a six-run lead early against Jellico and coasted to a 9-1 victory in five innings.

It was a good day at the plate for Bell County as the team finished with eight hits. Antonio Zachery led the Bobcats going 2-for-2 with four RBIs and one run. Jacob Smith tallied two runs and two RBIs on two hits. DJ Estes and Jordan Wombles also finished the day with two runs.

Estes picked up the win on the mound allowing only one run, four hits and one walk through 4 2/3 innings. He tallied five strikeouts. Wombles came in for relief and threw the final out of the game.

Game 2: Bell County 13, Hancock County 3

The second game of Bell County’s doubleheader wasn’t much of an issue either with the Bobcats tallying seven runs in the first en route to a 13-3 victory over Hancock County in four innings.

Once again, it was the Bobcats ability to put the bat on the ball that allowed them to end the game early. Bell County finished with 11 hits on the night with four players tallying multiple hits.

Chandler Mink paced the Bobcats ending the night with two runs and two RBIs on three hits. Antonio Zachery had another impressive showing at the plate driving in three runs on two hits. He also tallied two runs of his own.

Jordan Wombles and Jacob Smith both finished the evening with two runs on two hits.

Jason Jones earned the win on the mound after pitching a complete game. He allowed two hits and three runs while striking out six batters.

Up Next

Bell County (8-2) will travel to Pineville (3-9) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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