PB Braves push across 20 runs at Union Chapel


UNION CHAPEL — The Pine Bluff Braves scored runs in every inning, including an 11-run sixth, to rout Union Chapel on the road.

The Braves pounded out 15 hits while holding the Travelers to just one in the 20-0, six-inning blowout Friday evening.

Pine Bluff pushed across single runs in the first and fifth innings, plated two each in the second and fourth, and had a three-run third to go with its 11-run frame.

Nick Anderson, Trey Stargell and D.V. White led the balanced Braves, scoring four runs apiece. White had four RBIs, while Chase Smith, Derrick Houser, Percy Arnold and Earl White each batted in a run.

Friday’s win was the second time Pine Bluff had shut out Union Chapel this season following a 12-0 victory early in the campaign.

This time, it was Michael Newby and Smith who combined to keep the Travelers off the board. Newby stuck out five while allowing just one walk and one hit in his four innings of work. Smith tossed a no-hit fifth to set the stage for the Braves big sixth.

Pine Bluff will play next against Wingstop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Seabrook Christian Center’s Eddie Bryan Field. The game will serve as a tune-up for Wingstop, which will host the Dixie League State Baseball Tournament next weekend at Seabrook.

Mason Reynolds and Reece Cross are expected to see time on the mound for the Braves in the game.