By Chan Davis
OF THE COMMERCIAL STAFF
Seabrook Subway swept a doubleheader from Seabrook PBNB on Wedneday in a Dixie League game at Eddie Bryan Field.
Subway won the first game 13-1 as Percy Arnold recorded the win on the mound, allowing two hits and striking out two in three innings. Todd Cox finished up the final two innings, fanning four and allowing no hits.
Subway then won the nightcap 8-5.
Subway’s offense was aided by 10 PBNB walks and a two-run home run by Nic Anderson, his first of the year, in the opener.
“The first pitch he threw me a curve ball in the dirt,” Anderson said. “The next big was big, like a beach ball. So I took a hack at it and it flew. I thought it was going to hit the fence. I was thinking double, maybe triple.”
Subway was also helped at the plate by Watson Chapel product Reece Huffty, who was a home run away from hitting for the cycle in four consecutive at bats. Huffty singled and doubled in Game 1 and tripled in pair of runs in the second game before the game was called due to time restrictions.
Huffty was solid for the Wildcats during their state-tournament runner up run, hitting just below .400 for the year. He struggled through the state championship, collecting only one hit, but has found his stroke this summer.
In his past four games, Huffty is 10-for-15 with 11 RBIs.
“I had a pretty good weekend,” Huffty said. “I have been seeing the ball really well. I had a tough time in the (state) tournament. But I came back this summer working hard in the cage and have picked it back up.”
Subway coach Mike Langley said the mid-week rivalry game keeps the teams in shape during the week in preparation for weekend tournament and for the upcoming state tournament in Hope.
It’s something we do to get games in the middle of the week,” he said. “We were having a hard time getting games. It’s hard to travel during the week.”
Langley also attributed the mid-week affair to Seabrook’s decision to play Dixie Youth.
“Most of your other places are either Legion or, like Camden, playing Babe Ruth,” he said. “We have to make sure we get our minimum Dixie games to go to state so we agreed up front we would play a doubleheader every Wednesday.”
*This story was corrected from an earlier version.