Smith, Eastern Randolph pound North Oak 18-8

Posted 6/21/19

RAMSEUR — Zander Smith went 4-for-4 with four runs, a walk, three stolen bases and a pair of RBI to spark the Eastern Randolph Junior Legion baseball team to an 18-8 victory over North Oak Post 8 …

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Smith, Eastern Randolph pound North Oak 18-8

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RAMSEUR — Zander Smith went 4-for-4 with four runs, a walk, three stolen bases and a pair of RBI to spark the Eastern Randolph Junior Legion baseball team to an 18-8 victory over North Oak Post 8 on Sunday.

Smith singled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the third, and singled in the fourth for Post 81 which banged out 13 hits.

Eastern Randolph also stole six bases in the win and erased a 2-0 lead in the first with three runs before adding seven in the second, four in the third and four in the sixth en route to the wild 18-8 triumph.

After Alex Nalor doubled and Brenden Everhart mashed a two-run homer for North Oak in the top of the 1st to give Post 8 a 2-0 lead, Post 81 tallied three runs highlighted by a walk to Will Coltrane and a single by Smith.

North Oak tied the game at 3-all in the visiting half of the second, but Eastern Randolph answered with seven runs in the bottom of the inning to blow the game open at 10-3. Zander Smith, Kyle Smith, Dustin Stephens, Tyler Foust, Cameron Moffitt, and Carson Whitehead all singled in the uprising for Post 81.

Singles by Zander Smith, Ethan Sheppard, and Andrew Canter coupled with a double to left by Foust in the third led to a four-run onslaught by Post 81 to up the lead to 14-5.

North Oak Post 8 scored three runs in the fourth inning highlighted by a single by Alex Nalor and a double by Everhart.

Eastern Randolph added four final runs in the sixth behind a single from Kyle Smith and a two-run triple by Stephens.

Andrew Canter was the winning pitcher for Post 81 after working 3.1innings, and allowing three runs on six hits. Garrett Craven threw .2 innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Everhart took the loss for North Oak Post 8 after hurling one innings and allowing seven runs on one hit and striking out one.

Eastern Randolph also received a 2-for-4 effort with a run, a double and three RBI while Kyle Smith was 2-for-5 with three runs and three RBI.

Nalor was 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in the loss for Post 8 while Everhart was 2-for-3 with a run, a walk and two RBI.

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