Elks' Aydelott hurls one-hit gem
The Elks sent Devin Aydelott to the mound versus A-Plus Collision Center in Wednesday night's Marshall Babe Ruth League nightcap and the young right-hander turned in a one-hit gem as the Elks won 11-1.
Aydelott went the distance in the four-inning, run-rule win, giving up one earned run, walking four and striking out four A-Plus batters.
Marcus Dotson started on the hill for A-Plus and was wild from the outset, walking the first three batters he faced.
Grayson Whaley made Dotson pay for wildness with a bases-clearing double to make it 3-0 and Aydelott followed with a sacrifice fly RBI, two batters later.
Laramie Plott walked with one out in the top of the second inning and stole second base before heading to third on a wild pitch.
Plott would come in to score on a Dotson RBI single, making it 4-1.
The Elks stampeded A-Plus in the home half of the inning, crossing home plate seven times as Landon Darnell, Gauge Anderson, Preston Shelton and Whaley all drove home a run.
Mitchell Ford and Chandler Gylespie drew back-to-back walks with one out in the third inning, but the Elks got out unscathed when they turned a 5-3-2 inning-ending double-play.
Tristan Maxwell held the Elks in check in the top of the fourth, striking out two batters in a 1-2-3 performance.
Aydelott finished the game in style, setting down A-Plus in order in the bottom of the inning to end the game.
A-Plus 010 0-1 1 3
Elks 470 x-11 5 0
A-Plus: Marcus Dotson 1-for-1.
RBI: Dotson 1.
Elks: Grayson Whaley 2-for-2, Gauge Anderson 1-for-1, Preston Shelton 1-for-1, Landon Darnell 1-for-2.
RBI: Wadley 4, Anderson 1, Aydelott 1, Darnell 1.
WP: Devin Aydelott
LP: Marcus Dotson