Southampton run rules Windsor

Published 11:59 am Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Southampton baseball team defeated defending TriRivers district champion Windsor on Thursday, 12-2. Indians’ junior pitcher Nash Warren earned his second win of the year, allowing only two earned runs and limited the Dukes to just four hits on the afternoon.

Windsor jumped out to an early lead with a two-out single to score a runner from second base, but Southampton stormed ahead with an eight-run second inning. Warren helped his own cause by leading off the frame with a single to left field, which was followed up by consecutive successful bunts to load the bases. Windsor pitcher Cory Childress walked three home before hitting another batter to give the Indians a lead they would not relinquish, prompting his coach Eli McCeathron to pull him from the game.

Two more singles pushed the lead to 6-1, and Windsor relief pitcher Hunter Williams walked in two more to push the lead to seven runs. The Dukes added a run in the top of the fifth, but Southampton tacked on two more runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to induce the mercy rule.

Southampton (5-2, 2-0 in the TriRivers District) will continue its home stand on Tuesday as it plays host to the Brunswick Bulldogs. Windsor (1-3, 0-1), meanwhile, will travel to Park View that same day.