Baseball Cruises Past Tigers

Baseball Cruises Past Tigers
Sheehan Planas-Arteaga was on base four times and scored twice. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Barry Buccaneers made it two in a row over the Tuskegee Tigers in baseball action from Paterson Field in Montgomery, Ala. The Bucs (7-2) won 11-5 behind a strong team offensive performance.

The Bucs jumped out in front early again, scoring five runs in the third inning. After a one-out double by Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, Tuskegee starter Tevin Worthy (0-2) walked three straight to force him in, then hit Ramon Valdez to plate another run. Will Walker delivered an RBI single and Mike Diaz walked to force in another run and chase Worthy.

After giving up a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the third, Planas-Arteaga reached on a pair of errors by Tiger second baseman Brandon Mapp and scored on a single by Branden Shaw.

Barry added two more in the fifth. Walker and Diaz were both hit by Tiger reliever Stanley Smith to lead off the inning. Walker scored from second on a ground out by JC Cardenas and Planas-Arteaga singled to drive in Diaz.

After Tuskegee (2-3) cut the lead to 8-5 in the fifth, the Bucs put up three more in the sixth. Luis Rios-Reyes stroked a one-out double and Valdez drew a walk. Walker followed with a single to drive in Rios-Reyes. After a single by Diaz loaded the bases, Carlos Matamoros lined a single to center to score Valdez and Walker scored on a fly ball by Cardenas.

Pitching took over at that point. William Buford, who started the game in centerfield, came in a set down the last 10 Buccaneers in a row. Joe Iorio retired the final six Tigers.

Luis Devile (1-0), who worked 2.1 innings in relief of starter Adrian Benitez, allowed a hit and two walks and struck out one. Worthy took the loss for Tuskegee. He allowed five runs on five hits and five walks in 2.1 innings.

The series concludes with a single game at 1:00 pm Eastern tomorrow.

Barry 11, Tuskegee 5

(02/15/14 at Montgomery, AL)

Barry.................... 005 123 000  - 11 11  3      (7-2)
Tuskegee............ 002 030 000  -   5   6  2      (2-3)

Pitchers: Barry - Adrian Benitez; Luis Deville(5); Joe Iorio(8) and Ramon Valdez. Tuskegee - Tevin Worthy; Stanley Smith(3); Clayton Crews(6); William Buford(6) and Russell Cornin.
Win-Luis Deville(1-0)  Loss-Tevin Worthy(0-2)  T-3:49  A-56
Weather: spectacular