Indians finish second in King’s Fork Tournament

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014

SUFFOLK—The Southampton Indians came up short in their effort in trying to capture the championship in the first-ever King’s Fork Spring Break Tournament. The Indians finished their side of the bracket with a 2-0 record after beating 4A opponents Denbigh 6-1 and Wilson 8-1.

Southampton was unable to defeat the last 4A opponent, the King’s Fork Bulldogs. Southampton’s Austin Pierce was a vital piece of the offense has he obtained five hits in the tournament. Hayden Spalding and Jack Bunn each had four hits and Brandon Knight and James Williams each had three hits.

Nash Warren started the championship game on the mound for his third start of the season. Southampton was able to put the first run on the board in the bottom of the second inning as Pierce singled to right-center. Pierce reached third off of an error by the pitcher and later scored on a wild pitch thrown during Brian Craft’s walk.

The Indians were unable to score again until the bottom of the seventh when Spalding capitalized on a Bulldog’s throwing error.

Warren struck out eight over five innings, but was unable to keep the Bulldogs off of the bases. King’s Fork had at least one runner on each of the first five innings. The Bulldogs were able to score one in the top of the fourth when Warren’s strike out pitch got passed the catcher.

King’s Fork also scored two in the top of the fifth on two walks and a double to left-center.

The Bulldogs ultimately took the championship with a 3-2 win.