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April 20, 2013

Greenville Lions beat Denison in home finale

BASEBALL / SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

GREENVILLE — Greenville 5,

Denison 2

  The Greenville Lions honored seniors Matt Craig and Trevor White in pre-game ceremonies and then claimed their home baseball finale, 5-2 over Denison on Friday night at John Mason Field.

  “I wish we could play Denison on senior night every night,” said Greenville head coach Cody Salyers. “It seems to be good luck for us. I’m glad the seniors got a win in their last game at John Mason Field.”

  Jacob Jarvis picked up the win on the mound, striking out four and giving up two runs in five innings. Chris Hazlett picked up the save, allowing only one hit in two scoreless innings.

  Greenville scored three runs on four hits in the third inning as Travis Koger, Jacob Jarvis and Justin Koger all had hits. Koger drove in Travis Koger and Jarvis with a triple. Then Koger scored on Luke Dyer’s single.

  Denison scored single runs in the third and fifth innings.

  Cody Eldridge singled and went to third in the Greenville fourth, then Craig drove in Eldridge.

  The Lions got their final run in the fifth as Luke Dyer scored on an Eldridge single.

  Greenville is now 4-8 in district and will face Sherman Friday at Sherman.

  Denison took the junior varsity game 12-3.

                    District 13-4A baseball

Denison       001    010    0    —2 8 3

Greenville    003    110    x    —5 8 2

  WP: Jacob Jarvis, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 ERs, 0 BBs, 4 Ks, 5 IP; relieved by Chris Hazlett, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 ERs, 1 BB, 0 Ks in 2 IP.

  LP: Tanner Ball, 7 hits, 4 runs, 4 ERs, 0 BBs, 2 Ks, 3 1/3 IP; relieved by Devon Blanton, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 ER, 0 BBs, 1 K in 2 2/3 IP.

                   Leading hitters

  D: Jake Walters 2-3, 1 RBI; Devon Blanton 1-4, 1 RBI; Will Monta 2-3, Joseph Hendricks 1-3, Luke Thomas 1-2, Tanner Ball 1-1.

  G: Travis Koger 2-4, Jacob Jarvis 1-2, Justin Koger 1-2, 2 RBIs; Luke Dyer 1-2, 1 RBI; Tanner Knudson 1-2, Cody Eldridge 2-3, Matt Craig 1-3, 1 RBI.

  Records: D 6-20, 2-11; G 4-8.

  Next game: Greenville at Sherman, JV/V 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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