Lyttle shines in win against Deli Dawgs

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Jarvis Lyttle gets some knuckles from Deli Dawgs third baseman Preston Shelton after Lyttle drilled a two-run homerun in the bottom of the third inning. Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca

After an auspicious start to the season that resulted in a forfeit win on May 31, the Farm Center of Chapel Hill had not played due to a rainout on Thursday night, but they shook off the rust in a hurry, blasting the Columbia Deli Dawgs 14-4 in the first game of a twin bill Monday night at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Babe Ruth Field in Lewisburg.

The Farm Center banged out 17 hits in the contest, including a huge night by Jarvis Lyttle, who went 3-for-4 with 5RBI, including a laser shot two-run homerun in the third inning.

Jaylen Smith (2RS, SB)) had four hits in four at bats, while Dylan Pendley (3RS, 4SB) Dustin Brashear (4RS, RBI, SB) and Ethan Mealer (2RS, 2RBI) all had a three-hit night at the plate.

Lewisburg's Kavares Tears had one of the two hits in the game for the Columbia Deli Dawgs.

Locals in action

Columbia starting pitcher Jacob Perry, who is from Chapel Hill, but plays at Columbia Academy has been the stalwart hurler for the Deli Dawgs this season, hurling the majority of the innings for the squad.

Also on the Columbia squad is Kavares Tears from Lewisburg, who had one of the two hits in the game for the Deli Dawgs.

Smith started on the mound for the Farm Center and set down Columbia 1-2-3 in the top of the first inning.

Farm Center left fielder Luke Terry gets ready to pounce on the baseball for a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning.

In the home half of the frame, the Farm Center pounced on the Deli Dawgs, scoring five runs, highlighted by RBI base hits by Lyttle and Mealer and a fielder's choice RBI by the one-arm wonder Jacob Terry.

Scoreless inning

Smith struck out the side in order in the top of the second inning, but Perry came back with a scoreless half inning to keep the Chapel Hill boys in check.

Pool player and Elks' leader Walker Whaley led off the top of the third with a base hit and an error on a pickoff move by Smith sent Whaley all the way to third base where he scored on a passed ball, making it 5-1.

Another Elks' pool player Preston Shelton followed with a base on balls and he would eventually make it to third base on a passed ball and a wild pitch.

Lyttle came to the hill for Smith and struck out the next batter before Shelton scored the Deli Dawgs' second run on a passed ball.

Falling behind

Lyttle whiffed the next batter to end the inning and Columbia fell behind 7-2 in the bottom of the inning when Brashear banged a leadoff single that was followed by Lyttle's line drive blast over the right field fence.

Dustin Brashear rips a two-run double in the first inning for the Farm Center crew, who plowed the Deli Dawgs 14-4 Tuesday night at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Field at Lewisburg.

Columbia left two runners on base in the fourth inning and in the home half of the stanza, the Farm Center crew added four more runs on an RBI triple by Brashear, a run scoring double by Mealer and a two-run double by Terry that made it 11-2.

Pool player Bryson Whaley walked to lead off the top of the fifth inning and Tears followed with a double to center field, putting Deli Dawgs on second and third base.

Spencer Fields knocked in Whaley with a groundout and two batters later, Tears scored on a Chapel Hill error, making it 11-4.

The Farm Center put the game on ice, scoring three times in the bottom of the inning for the run-rule win.

Deli Dawgs 002 02-4 2 3

Farm Center 502 43-14 17 3

Deli Dawgs: Kavares Tears 1-for-2, Walker Whaley 1-for-1

RS: Tears, Walker Whaley, Bryson Whaley, Preston Shelton

BB: Tears, Clay Quillin, Walker Whaley, Preston Shelton, Bryson Whaley

2B: Tears

RBI: Spencer Fields

Farm Center: Jaylen Smith 4-for-4, Dylan Pendley 3-for-4, Dustin Brashear 3-for-4, Jarvis Lyttle 3-for-4, Ethan Mealer 3-for-4, Luke Terry 1-for-2

RS: Brashear 4, Pendley 3, Smith 2, Mealer 2, Lyttle 2, Blaize Sweeney

BB: Sweeney, Terry

2B: Mealer 2, Smith, Terry

3B: Brashear

HR: Lyttle

RBI: Lyttle 4, Terry 3, Mealer 2, Pendley, Brashear

HBP: Allante Watts

SB: Pendley 4, Brashear, Smith

WP: Jaylen Smith

LP: Jacob Perry