ROGERSVILLE – Landon Jeffers had big hits and big throws in Rogersville Municipal School’s 11-1 win over Fall Branch on Monday’s eighth grade night at City Park.
Warriors starting pitcher Jeffers struck out 12 Fall Branch batters in 5 2/3 innings, while allowing just two hits and one unearned run and none on foot.
At plate, Jeffers was 1 for 3 with one RBI and two runs scored. He also threw a fly ball in the second inning which opened the game.
After RCS took a 2-1 lead in the first on a Fall Branch error and a Jeffers RBI double, the Warriors charged the bases in the second when Matt Carpenter and Zach Voiles walked and Porter Owen scored a simple. Jeffers then threw a fly ball to center field which was dropped, allowing the bases to clear and push Rogersville’s lead to 5-1.
Aden Phipps then drove Jeffers on another mishandled volley for a 6-1 lead.
After Eli Boyd’s RBI single made it 7-1 in the fourth, Rogersville finished the game in the sixth with four runs for the run rule. Jeffers walked and flew second. Phipps chose it. Boyd was hit by a pitch and Ledger Helton walked to charge the bases.
Carson Waters drew a goal-laden march to make it 9-1. Boyd scored on a wild pitch before Jayden Weston doubled to Helton to end it.
(Note: Due to space constraints, Grade 8 night shots will be released at a later date)
The Warriors followed that up with an 8-3 win over West Greene on Tuesday.
Trailing 2-1 late in the fourth, the Warriors then scored six runs in the inning to take a 7-2 lead. Helton walked to start the inning, stole second and went to third on an error. Carpenter scored a single to tag Helton to tie, then stole the second himself. Cooper Bledsoe overtook Carpenter at home to give RCS a 3-2 lead.
After Boyd advanced Bledsoe to third on a groundout, Owen fielded a single to the center to score Bledsoe for a 4-2 lead. Jeffers walked, then he and Owen executed a double steal with Owen scoring for a 5-2 lead. Phipps walked and Helton singled to charge the bases.
Jeffers and Phipps then scored on an error to lead 7-2. Phipps, who was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, doubled Jeffers at home in sixth for Rogersville’s final run. Boyd, Carpenter and Bledsoe each had two hits in the Warriors’ 12-hit offense.