Sprinkle hurls another gem for WH Relyance

SHERIDAN — Daniel Sprinkle continued his impressive career tossing a gem for White Hall Relyance Bank in a 13-0, four-inning win over Stuttgart in the Peoples Bank Wood Bat Classic on Saturday at Oliver Williams Field.

Sprinkle finished the game with four innings pitched, allowing just one hit and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts. Trevor Newkirk took the loss for Stuttgart finishing with 1 1/3 innings pitched, allowing three hits and nine runs (seven earned) with four walks and one strikeout.

After both teams went scoreless through one inning, Relyance blew the game open in the bottom half of the second inning exploding for 10 runs while sending 16 men to the plate.

Back-to-back walks opened the inning and an error allowed the first run to score. After a fielder’s choice, Relyance had nine consecutive players reach safely to lead 10-0.

Sprinkle led Relyance at the plate finishing 2 for 2 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Brewer Owen also had a nice showing at the plate with a 2-for-2 performance with three runs scored an RBI, while Jake McNulty and Gavin Bailey each added two hits, respectively.

Lance Oltmann collected Stuttgart’s only hit in the second inning as he finished 1 for 2.

With the win, Relyance finishes the tournament with a 1-2 mark while Stuttgart finished with a 0-3 showing.

Sheridan 5, Searcy 1

On the other field, Sheridan and Searcy were facing off with the winner advancing to the semifinals of the tourney.

Sheridan fought back from a 1-0 deficit, scoring five runs in the fifth inning. The biggest blow came from pinch hitter Andrew Clark, who laced a bases-loaded three-RBI double with one out to give Sheridan a 4-1 lead. Brady Bibb had forced a walk in the previous at bat to tie the game.

Searcy opened the scoring in the first inning when Luke Dickson hit a leadoff double and scored later on a sacrifice fly from Ryan Rogers.

Sheridan pitcher Keaton Ramsey settled down after allowing the early run, finishing with a complete game while allowing four hits and one run (earned) with four walks and three strikeouts.