Chargers split weekend games

Pitching is a vital key to the success. It gives you a chance to win games.

For the Grenada Chargers, it enabled them to win a game and have a chance against one of the top teams in the state in the other.

Friday, GHS got an outstanding pitching performance from Chris Beckman and dropped a tough 2-0 decision to highly-regarded Madison Central. Saturday, sophomore Ryan Winters pitched a two-hitter as the Chargers blanked Horn Lake 5-0.

“Our pitching was really good this weekend,” GHS coach Raleigh Wood said. “Friday, Chris (Beckman) was able to hold down a really good Madison Central team. Saturday, Ryan Winters shutdown Horn Lake.”

Against Madison Central, Beckman, 4-3, allowed just three hits. He walked three and struck out 14 Jaguar hitters.

Madison Central broke a scoreless tie with two unearned runs in the fourth inning against Beckman.

MC’s Bo Bradberry had an outstanding game on the hill, also. He allowed just three hits to Grenada while walking two and striking out 15.

Preston Hervey, John Green, and Phillip Ohlis had a hit each for the Chargers.

Horn Lake

Against the Eagles, Grenada pounded out 11 hits. Ohlis was the leader going 4-4. Cassidy Williamson was 3-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

Brandon Ward, Beckman, Hervey, and Nic Gillespie each had a hit.

Grenada, 14-7, scored single runs in the second, fifth, and sixth innings. The Chargers closed out the scoring with two runs in the seventh.

Winters, 4-2, had three walks and seven strikeouts on the afternoon.

The Chargers return to action Tuesday night when they travel to Starkville. Gametime is scheduled for 7 p.m.

©The Daily Sentinel Star 2007

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