The Cabot Junior. American Legion White team won four games over the past week, with none more exciting than Monday night’s 10-inning, 7-6 thriller over Little Rock in Cabot.
The two teams bounced back and forth early in the game with Cabot scoring one in the bottom of the first and Little Rock answering with one in the second. Little Rock took the lead with three runs in the third, only to see Cabot White come back with four runs in the bottom half. Cabot increased the lead to two runs in the fourth, then Little Rock cut it back to one the next inning.
The next score took a lot longer to answer, as Little Rock tied the game at 6-6 in the top of the seventh inning. Three extra innings went by as the clock neared midnight. Cabot’s Austin Null stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the 10th, hoping to break his 0 for 4 night. Null got hold of a hitter’s pitch and ended the game with a walk-off home run to give Cabot White the 7-6 win. Null had two RBIs in the win. Dylan Bowers was 2 for 3 with a pair of runs, while Adam Hicks was 2 for 4 with a run and RBI. Jonathan Latture added a triple and two RBIs. Null also got the win on the mound, tossing one hitless inning of relief.
Cabot’s other wins weren’t quite so close, as they took a 9-4 win at Benton, a 7-3 win over Sheridan and a 9-2 victory over Lonoke.
The Benton win also saw Latture hit a two-run triple, while Null, Trent Frizzell and Adam Hicks each added doubles. Cabot’s scored eight runs in the top of the first inning, then cruised to the win over Benton, with Null earning that win on the hill as well.
The win over Sheridan was a little more had fought, as Cabot trailed 3-1 after three innings. The Junior White teams tied the game in the fourth inning with Null and Shawn Williams coming around to score. Cabot scored four runs in the fifth to take control of the game. Lee Sullivan entered the game in the fifth and hit an RBI triple to center, while Hicks had an RBI double in the inning.
Tyler Tucker picked up the win in relief of starter Tyler Gilbert. Tucker pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up two hits, two walks and striking out two. Cabot’s offense had just five hits in the win, but took advantage of their opportunities. Gilbert, Tucker and Bowers combined to allow just three hits to Sheridan.
In Cabot’s 9-2 win over Lonoke, the White team took an early 4-0 lead in the first inning, then took care of any comeback thoughts with two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth.
Hicks earned the complete game win for Cabot, giving up just four hits and two walks while fanning seven.
Cabot got their nine runs on eight hits and took advantage of five walks and a pair of errors. Sullivan led Cabot with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run scored in four at bats. Chris Odom was 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and two runs, while Brandon Jones was 2 for 4 with a run and RBI.