Boys of summer

Published 10:09 pm Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thorsby was a winner Thursday and Chilton County High was in the process—not that the scores mattered.

Thorsby defeated West Blocton 4-2 in a practice game at Clanton’s Jack Hayes Field, and CCHS led the same West Blocton team by the same 4-2 score after three innings in a game that ended too late to be included in this edition of The Clanton Advertiser.

Check our Weekend edition for the final score from the CCHS-West Blocton game and for coverage of Friday’s games. Scheduled contests at Jack Hayes include: Chilton Co.-Briarwood at 3 p.m., Thorsby-West Blocton at 5 p.m., Demopolis-Thorsby at 7 p.m. and Chilton Co.-Demopolis at 9 p.m.

Thorsby struck for three unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning of its game Thursday and never trailed.

The Rebels added an insurance run in the fourth when a Blake Elkins double plated Christian Sorcia, who reached via base on balls.

Sorcia walked twice and scored both times. Evan Bryan had a double in three plate appearances.

Cody Carroll was the winning pitcher. Carroll struck out five in seven innings of work.

In its game, CCHS jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Kipp Moore led off with a walk, Jalen Osborne followed with an infield base hit, Tanner Powell doubled home Moore and, one out later, consecutive singles by Cameron Cummings and Blake Norman provided the 4-run deficit.

West Blocton in the bottom half answered with two runs of its own, however, off CCHS starter Cummings.