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SPORTS _Ctal Progressive's prime batters and allowed only two hits in crier, Larry Terry, narrowly missed the four frames he pitched. As a high fastball pitched by his batter, Larry compiled a home run, a I Inent Ron Lavigne. Lary, single and no strike outs. k =eeded as Central Progressive s (Times Photo by Duane Harris) P as a pitcher who struck out nine flon Lavtgne, KC's gallant pitcher tl ed the agony of defeat against Irry Terry in the pitching battle of tl ..eek. But Ron listed quite an k !1 lual accomplishment himself. Pitched through the gruelling six frame span in which he struck out 11 battes, walked three and allowed only seven hits during the KC's 4-0 losing clash to undefeated Central Progressive Monday, Mav 20. Portrait Craftsmen Lilly Studio Joseph Lilly Deborah N. Guerin-Dufour Photographic Craftsman Springfield 22 West 294-3912 THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, MAY 23, 1985, PAt31:; ELEVEN Larry Terry leads CPB to victory By DUANE E. HARRIS Sports Editor It was definitely a classic example of a game between pitchers. Central Progressive's Larry Terry and KC's Ron Lavigne. "Don't be surprised if Larry Terry is the league's best pitcher," commented Mrs. Baseball, Margie Lessard, from the press box when the CPB team outwitted the KC's 4-0 Monday, May 20. Central Progressive remained un- defeated and the KC team suffered its second loss of the season. Larry Terry's unique change-up pitch may have been the reason for striking out nine batters and allowing only two hits in four innings. Larry took the mound in the third frame from Stanley Brown who gallantly struck out three batters, walked one and allowed his op- ponents only one single hit. But don't think that Larry and Stanley had no competition. KC's Ron Lavigne went the distance pitching the entire six innings of play. Ron struck out 11 CPB batters, walked three and allowed seven hits. Added to his list was a wild pitch which was met by Chris Wilson's head in the fifth frame. So how did these talented pitchers feel about the situation thrust upon them? CPB starting pitcher Stanley Brown replied simply, "Ron doesn't compare. Larry and I aren't worried at all." But Ron Lavigne's ability was clearly stated by his coach Tommy Ragan: "Ron's good. He's a strong player with a good arm who has greatly improved from last year." But sooner or later something just had to break. Intense action was seen by both team's first baseman. First evidence of this was shown early in the initial frame through the efforts of CPB first baseman Brett Tilyou. KC batter Tommy Ragan reared up to bat second and rapped out a sure fire double. But the dream never came to life because Tommy's high fly was single handedly captured by Gene Malone who in turn relayed it to Brett at first. In a frenzy, KC's starting batter Corey Dufreche scrambled back to first but was caught short by Brett for the double play of the day. Corey was also the KC first baseman. Brett Tilyou then boasted his opinion that, "I'm faster than Corey." Corey merely shrugged that comment off in a later discussion. Although it was a pitching game there was still an outstanding example set by the entire CPB team. Perhaps it may be the ringing voice of CPB coach AI Corrclean dancing through the players ers saying "They're here to play guys. Whaterver you do, always worry about the man at third and let the guy go at second. If I catch you swinging at a high ball you'll see what's going to happen," a direct quote taken from Coach AI during his team's pep talk. The players wholeheartedly vowed to play the best that was possible. But the KC team gave CPB a run for their money. The game was not one-sided. It was just that both teams matched up evenly until the fifth frame when CPB broke loose scoring two runs on four hits. The KC's sent three up and picked up three outs in an attempt to answer CPB's call. But CPB only picked up speed in the sixth inning scoring two more runs on Larry Terry's spectacular home run and a run pulled home by Brett Tilyou. Larry's home run cleared the fences by over fifty feet and fans combed the woods for hours but found no clear evidence of the ball. Larry's father desperately wanted his son's homer but had to settle with a ball presented to him from the pressbox. Following the game, Gene Malone who spoke on behalf of the CPB team quipped "It was just a good game and we just won." At the mound for CPB, Larry Terry finished as the winning pitcher who struck out nine KC batter and allowed only two hits. Starting pitcher Stanley Brown who pitched the first two innings struck out three batters, walked one and allowed only one single. Larry Terry led the team with a home Wolfe Lumber outwits Land of Sports 14.4 Remember the old saying: dynamite comes in small packages? If not, Wolfe Lumber's powerful 14-4 win over Land of Sports Thursday, May 16 would have refreshed your memory. Wolfe powerhoused the Land of Sports underdogs in every aspect of the game. Wolfe sent up four players to rap out concise doubles, a triple base hit and three incredible home runs. In the majors, such overwhelming stats bring back thoughts of late greats like Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. In Dixie Youth ball, those thoughts bring back fond memories of Micheal Landry, Stanley Layrisson, Rick Wilson and Paige Cowart to those still in touch with the little league world of today. But history is made every day. Todd Lebourgeois toppled the team stats for Wolfe with three runs taken on a double, a home run and a walk. Scott Lemoine followed, scoring two runs on a double and a home run; Daniel Hoover edged in two more runs taken on a triple and a walk; Bubba Edwards brought home two more runs on a double and a walk; Wesley Youger ad- ded a run on three hits and Bradley -Michelli attributed yet another run on a walk. Jaycees powerhouse CNB 1 1-6 Anyone would agree that any Dixie Youth team that scored I I runs taken on 12 hits in which there were seven doubles and a home run, two walked batters, eight strike outs and II RBI's obviously did their homework the week before. The Jaycee team listed the above stats Friday, May 17 when the Jaycees defeated the CNB leaguers I 1-6. Brad Berner could have been con- sidered as the man with the plan that ght for the Jaycees. Brad excelled as the team's leading scorer with four runs - almost half of the team total. Brad did so by rapping out two doubles, a home run and a walk. Bobby Wolfe also bounced off two doubles but scored two runs. Jason Wagner and Darryl Falcon followed with two runs each as John Foggleman and Stephen Disher each attributed one. Darryl Falcon achieved honors bringing home four ribeyes, Stephen Other outstanding players on the Wolfe'team were Scott Kemp, Kevln Crowe, Chase Temple and Chris Our- so. In an ending composite, Wolfe tbtaled 14 runs, 13 hits in which there were four doubles and three grand slams and a triple, seven walked batters, 11 strike outs and 14 team RBI's. Land of Sports was there although not a sound was heard from their sup- portive fans. Land of Sports silently scored four runs on four hits, walked eight batters, 13 strike outs and four RBI's. Brady Mathews and Chris Reeves Disher adaed three. Brad Berner pulled home two as Chad Falcon and Ronnte Leblanc each added one. CNB may have lost but it wasn't as though the 12 player team didn't try. In fact, at some points their performance surpassed that of the Jaycee team. Chucky Martin and Scott Price proved that with a triple each that scored not only their run but two others as well. Aaron Sharp, who rattles the op- B.J. Schilling: Citizen's one man team? run and Brett Tilyou, Stanley Brown and Derik Allen each brought home a run on a hit. Stanley Brown and Gene Malone led in the stolen base department with two each and Stanley Brown, Chris Wilson and Jeremy Schmidt were the only CPB players walked. Other players who devoted their lives to the game were Siuki Correleou with a double and two strike outs; Ronnie Corbin, Tommy Lucas, Chris Wilson, Jeremy Schmidt and Damon Delaune. In all, CPB compiled four runs taken on seven hits in which there was a double and a home run, four stolen bases, three walked batters and 11 strike outs. At the mound for the KC's the now weary Ron Lav|gne who pitched the en- tire six innings struck out 11 players and walked three. Quite an individual vic- tory! Jason McMorrts, TQmmy Ragan and Heath Lavigne were the only players to take a base hit for the KC team. Jason scorced the baseline on a triple while Tommy and Heath each at- tributed a single. Tommy Ragan and Denver Morse succeeded as the only KC players who didn't list a single strike out. The KC's composited three hits in which one was a triple, two stolen bases, a walked batter and 12 strike outs. "B.J.'s a good player. He's always in there doing his best," commented Dixie Youth's official scorekeeper Mrs. Margie Lessard. better known as Mrs. Baseball. Mrs. Baseball had been doing her homework because B.J. played an excellent game against Hanna Construction Friday, May 17 in which Citizens defeated Hanna 19-3. B.J. led his team in scoring with two runs taken on a single and a home run that pulled the fans from their seats. B.J. also attributed an RBI and a strike out. VACATION TIRE SALE Let our service department get your car ready now. 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Chad Roberts, Jay Robertson, Scott Price, Richard Stllley and Mike Puma were the scorers for CNB who were led by Scott with two runs. CNB compiled six runs taken on six hits in which two were triples, 10 walked batters, | 1 strike outs TI 1406 Hwy. 51 N. Much of the remaining credit goes to the pitching team for Citizens. Jayme Berthelot and Jarred Ryan held Hanna down to only three runs taken on a hit, four walks and 11 clean strike outs. Jayme pitched in one frame, three consecutive strike outs, and in four innings relief pitcher Jarred Ryan cleared the field with eight strike outs and four walks. Sounds like first place pitcher Stephen Perrin of. the undefeated KFC team has some stiff competition. Kelly Perrin and Justin Wells also led the team's scoring strategy wlth two runs each. Bryan Wolfe, Charlie Landry, Jarred Ryan, Brandon Wagner, Kevin Shockley, Stephanie Wald and Davis Burdett followed in scoring for the winning team with one run each. However, Hanna did its best and even used four different pitchers but the team's performance remained the same. Chris Bowman, Steve Henderson, Brad Womer and Jack Gabriel together pitched 11 impressive strike outs but walked 13 and allowed nine hits. MEMORIAL WEEKEND SALE Come on down to Springfield Marine, Inc. Your Ewnrude Motor Dea.ler,.8, celebrate this weekend with great buys. -verythng m stock wll be marked down at a very low sale price. We wll" be open Saturday, Sunday & Monday. For the best deal in town Stop by Springfield Marine & register to wren a pirogue to be given away Monday at 5:00.. Your Evinruae Sales & Serwce Dealer. Stop by and visit the Friendliest Dealer around. gfield Marine,Inc. Itw.y. 42 West Open Monday-Saturday 8:00 to 6:00,