Bombers destroy Franklin

Saturday, July 16, 2016
All four teams stand at attention during the singing of the National Anthem Friday night at the13-15 year old Babe Ruth State Tournament in Lewisburg. Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County Bombers lived up to their nickname in a big way, crushing Franklin 23-0 in five innings in the first round of the Babe Ruth 13-15 year-old State Tournament Friday night at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field in Lewisburg.

The Marshall County All-Stars banged out 24 hits in the contest and three pitchers tossed a combined no-hitter versus the Generals.

Grayson Whaley picked up the win for the Bombers, pitching three innings of no-hit ball in the 23-0 first round win over Franklin.

Mound winner

Grayson Whaley picked up the win, tossing the first three innings, walking two and striking out seven Franklin batters.

Dustin Brashear, who drove home six runs versus Franklin, nails the first of his two homeruns in the game.

Jaylen Smith pitched the fourth inning and Mitchell Ford came on to close out the no-hitter in the fifth.

Regular season league MVP Dustin Brashear had an incredible night, going 4-for-5 with two homeruns, a double, 5RS and 6RBI.

Smith also had a four-hit ballgame with a homerun and a triple, while driving home three runs, scoring three times and stealing a base.

In front fast

The Bombers batted first in the game and put Franklin in an early 5-0 hole with Brashear, Hunter Haurez, Dylan Pendley and Caleb Crowell all driving home a run in the opening inning.

Grayson Whaley faced four batters in the first, striking out three and walking one.

Walker Whaley drills a two-run single in the second inning, making it a 9-0 ballgame.

Franklin catcher Cody Gaylon drew the first of his two bases on balls in the inning and stole second.

Gaylon would be the only Franklin runner to reach second base in the contest.

Jaylen Smith is all smiles as he heads for third base after slamming a solo homerun in the third inning.

More runs

The Bombers scored four more runs in the top of the second inning with one run coming home on a Franklin error, while Smith drove home one with a fielder's choice RBI and Walker Whaley's two-out single knocked in two additional runs.

Grayson Whaley set down the Generals 1-2-3 in the bottom of the second, and in the top of the third, Marshall County put the game away, sending 13 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs.

Brashear belted a two-run homer in the frame, Smith launched a solo dinger and Allante Watts and Grayson Whaley added RBI in the big inning for the Bombers.

Still coming

Whaley struck out three out of the four batters he faced in his final inning and a Mealer sacrifice fly RBI and an unearned run in the top of the fourth inning gave the Bombers an 18-0 lead.

Allante Watts drills an RBI single in the huge seven-run third inning for the Bombers, who crushed Franklin 23-0 in the first round of the 13-15 year old Babe Ruth State Tournament at Lewisburg Friday night.

Smith continued the no-hitter in the bottom of the fourth and in the visitor's portion of the fifth inning, Brashear went deep again as the Bombers scored five times to make it a 23-0 contest.

Ford struck out the first batter he faced in the top of the fifth before Brad Tardiff drew a base on balls, but Ford ended the blow-out with consecutive strikeouts.

Giles County beat Lebanon 12-4 in the first game of the opening night twin bill.

Marshall County 547 25-23 24 0

Franklin 000 00-0 0 4

Caleb Crowell bangs a run-scoring single in the first inning.


BB: Cody Gaylon 2, Brad Tardiff, Christian Hooper

SB: Gaylon

Marshall County: Jaylen Smith 4-for-5, Ethan Mealer 3-for-3, Dustin Brashear 4-for-5, Hunter Haurez 2-for-4, Dylan Pendley 2-for-4, Walker Whaley 2-for-2, Grayson Whaley 1-for-4, Caleb Crowell 2-for-2, Gauge Anderson 0-for-2, Mitchell Ford 2-for-3, Allante Watts 2-for-3, Devin Aydelott 0-for-1

RS: Brashear 5, Smith 4, Mealer 3, Haurez 2, Pendley 2, Walker Whaley 2, Crowell 2, Ford 2, Watts 2, Grayson Whaley

2B: Brashear, Haurez

3B: Smith, Ford

HR: Brashear 2, Smith

RBI: Brashear 6, Smith 3, Mealer 3, Walker Whaley 2, Watts 2, Haurez, Pendley, Grayson Whaley, Crowell

BB: Crowell 2, Pendley, Ford, Aydelott

SB: Pendley 3, Crowell 2, Smith, Walker Whaley, Ford

Sac Fly: Mealer

FC RBI: Smith, Pendley

WP: Grayson Whaley (3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K), Jaylen Smith (1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 3K), Mitchell Ford (1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 3K)

LP: Jesse Williams (1IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, 0BB, 0K), Brayden Phelan (1.1IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 1K), Daniel Ford, (.1IP, 3H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 0K), Brantley Freeman (1.2IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K), Adrian Wolf (.2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K)