BHS drops opener

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2005

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Vikings built a 5-0 lead and went on to beat Bertie 5-2 here Tuesday afternoon.

Plymouth scored two runs in the bottom of the fist and led 2-0 after the first inning. They then added two more in the home half of the third frame. The Vikings scored their final run in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-0 lead.

Bertie scored a run in the top of the fifth to get on the board.

Hunter Mizelle singled and went to second on a balk. He advanced to third on a passed ball.

Lance Thomas walked and Mizelle scored when skipper Randy Whitaker gambled on a double steal. That trimmed the advantage to 5-1.

The Falcons scored again in the top of the sixth when Dustin Jones walked and stole second to begin the rally. Jones came around to score on a Brian Mizelle RBI-single.

The rally ended there as Plymouth maintained their 5-2 advantage.

Both teams had six hits during the contest.

Matthew Schwab started and went two innings to suffer the loss. Lance Thomas and Hunter Mizelle also pitched two innings each.

Whitaker said, &uot;We played good defense as we made no errors. Our pitching let us down because three of Plymouth’s five runs scored as a result of walks.

&uot;Once we start hitting we will be alright,&uot; he continued. &uot;In this game Plymouth got the key hits and we didn’t.&uot;

Bertie is 0-1 on the season and will travel to SouthWest Edgecombe at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.