SHERIDAN — Logan Catton limited the Sheridan Taylor & Lunsford Yellowjackets Junior American Legion team to just two runs on four hits over five innings while he and the Bryant Black Sox Junior team piled up a 9-2 lead on Wednesday night at Oliver Williams Field.
Sheridan rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh but, with the tying run at the plate, Peyton Dillon got the final out for a save as the Jackets captured a much-needed victory.
Now 14-14 going into a Friday doubleheader at Arkadelphia and a Saturday twinbill at Texarkana to wrap up the regular season, the Junior Sox came into Wednesday’s game having lost 11 of their last 14 games, five of their last six.
Konnor Clontz and River Holland each had two hits in the game for Bryant. Zion Collins knocked in a pair of runs as did Clontz, whose two-out, two-run double in the top of the sixth proved to be the difference.
Catton allowed one hit over three shutout innings to start the game.
A four-run burst in the top of the first helped the Sox. Walks to Clontz and Catton started the uprising. Coby Greiner got a bunt down trying to sacrifice but placed it so well, it resulted in a hit. With one out and the bags packed, Dillon stroked an RBI single to right and Collins spanked an RBI single to left.
Greiner scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 and when Dillon headed to third on the play, an errant throw allowed him to score as well. Ryan Lessenberry drew a free pass and Sheridan changed pitchers. Alex Calaway relieved starter Layne Traylor and got a strikeout to end the inning.
Catton pitched around an error and a two-out walk in the bottom of the inning.
In the top of the second, Clontz, who was on…
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