Rockets continue late season streak
xtended their late season win streak to five games, shutting out Columbia Academy, 9-0, in the home finale on Thursday in Chapel Hill. Coming off an impressive 8-6 win versus Huntland on Wednesday, the Rockets seem like they will hold onto the third seed in District 9A Tournament, which begins Friday.
Jacob Davis and Hayden Cook threw the combined shutout and the Rockets banged out 15 hits, including long homeruns in the fourth by Kyle Griffy and Seth Brothers.
After the ballgame, Forrest senior backstop Kristian Albarran was elated about the mound performances from Davis and Cook.
"Jacob threw really well today," Albarran said. "This was one of his best games of the season. He was hitting his spots with all four of his pitches. 'Cookie' is always good and always gets us off the hook."
Davis set down the Bulldogs 1-2-3 in the first and the Rockets wasted little time getting runs on the board, scoring two in the home half of the first. Albarran drew a one out walk and came trotting home when Brothers lashed a double to left field. Colin Henson followed with a one-bounce ground rule double to center to score Brothers that put Forrest up 2-0.
There was no scoring in the second and CA mounted their biggest threat in the top of the third. James Shively walked to begin the inning and after a fly-out to left, Wesley Dugger ripped a double to left to put runners on second and third.
Bailey Bosheers came up and hit a high hopper to Henson at short, who made a great grab and gunned down Shively at the plate for the second out. Matthew Williams hit a slow roller up the middle and beat the throw to the bag to load the bases. Davis fooled Doug . . .Pick up a copy of today's edition of the Marshall County Tribune, Wednesday, April 30, 2008, for entire article and photo coverage.