Forrest sweeps baseball, softball

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Jacob Jones went 2-4 and scored a run in the Rockets' 7-2 win over the Vikings. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Forrest softball and baseball teams took to the fields on a chilly night at Chapel Hill Monday and they came away with a sweep as the Lady Rockets (2-0) blasted MTCS 22-0 in three innings before the Rockets (4-1) beat winless District 9A rival Community 7-2.

Kelsie Darnell slides safely home in the 20-run first inning for the Lady Rockets.

Lady Rockets roar

Samantha King, Lauren Gillespie and Kayla Gillespie combined for a perfect game in the circle for Forrest, while the Lady Rockets' potent offense banged out 13 hits in the two-inning, run-rule win.

Jordan Yelensky drills a two-run double in the first inning for Forrest, who beat MTCS 22-0 in three innings Monday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill.

Jordan Yelensky had three RBI with a triple and a double, Brook Paul went 2-2 with two RBI, Kelsie Darnell had two hits and drove home one and Piper Elmore had two RBI with a base hit and a sacrifice fly.

Rockets win

The Rockets jumped on Community early, scoring five runs in the first, one in the second and one more in the fifth inning.

Ryan Yelensky picked up the win on the mound for the Rockets, giving up just one hit and striking out seven versus Community Monday night.

Ryan Yelensky picked up the win on the mound for Forrest, tossing five innings of one-hit ball, including seven strikeouts.

Jacob Jones and Austin Welty had two hits apiece for Forrest, while Boone Sweeney nailed a two-run single in the first inning.


MTCS 0 0 0-0 0 3

Forrest 20 2 x-22 13 0

Forrest: Jordan Yelensky 2-2, Brooke Paul 2-2, Kelsie Darnell 2-2, Samantha King 1-1, Jasmine Runk 1-1, Amanda Patterson 1-1, Piper Elmore 1-2, Kennedy Gillespie 1-1, Shasta Beaty 1-1, Lauren Gillespie 1-1.

RBI: Yelensky 3, Runk 2, Paul 2, Elmore 2, King 1, Patterson 1, Kennedy Gillespie 1, Darnell 1.

WP: Samantha King (1IP, 0H, 0R, 1K, 0BB), Lauren Gillespie (1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 2K, 0BB), Kayla Gillespie (1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 2K, 0BB).

Next game: March 24 at Community, 5 p.m.


Community 000 002 0-2 4 4

Forrest 510 010 x-7 6 0

Community: Fears 2-3, Maupin 1-3, Taylor 1-3.

RBI: Fears 1.

Forrest: Jacob Jones 2-4, Austin Welty 2-4, Boone Sweeney 1-3, Ryan Yelensky 1-3.

RBI: Sweeney 2, Landen Jones 1, Jonathan Lykins 1, Welty 1, Yelensky 1.

WP: Ryan Yelensky (5IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 7K, 2BB)

Save: Dustin Brashear (2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3K, 0BB)

LP: Kyle Davidson

Friday, March 18: Forrest at Page

Forrest 210 000 2-5 9 1

Page 002 011 0-4 9 3

Forrest: Jacob Jones 3-4, Ryan Yelensky 2-3, Alex Brewer 1-3, Landen Jones 1-3, Boone Sweeney 1-3, Slayton Wild 1-4.

RBI: Brewer 2, Landen Jones 1.

Page: Garrett Thiede 2-4, Christian Denton 2-4, Christian Rector 2-4, Garrett Sharp 1-3, Peyton Wiggington 1-3, Daniel Davis 1-2.

RBI: Denton 1, Rector 1.

WP: Alex Brewer (2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 4K, 2BB)

Starting pitcher: Jordan Jent (5IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 4K, 2BB)

LP: Robert Lynch

Next game: March 24 versus Summit at Columbia Central