Daphne still perfect in 2007 Nike Gulf Coast Classic

By Steve Seagle
Posted 4/16/07

The Daphne Trojans picked up a pair of wins on day two of the 2007 Nike Gulf Shores Classic. Daphne defeated Lawrence County 12-3 in the early game and picked up a 9-4 win over Thompson.

Daphne 9, Thompson 4

Things started off painful for the …

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Daphne still perfect in 2007 Nike Gulf Coast Classic

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The Daphne Trojans picked up a pair of wins on day two of the 2007 Nike Gulf Shores Classic. Daphne defeated Lawrence County 12-3 in the early game and picked up a 9-4 win over Thompson.

Daphne 9, Thompson 4

Things started off painful for the Trojans as Will Stringer was hit by a pitch. Cody Barber was then walked, but was tagged out on second on a fielders choice as Greg Pron reached base on a fielders choice.

With runners on the corners Daniel Peterson brought home two runners with a base hit. Two runners would be left on base in the inning.

Starting pitcher J.B. Blanchette struggled early on in the game, giving up three runs in the bottom half. Blanchette would rebound and only give up one more run in the third. He would leave the game with six innings pitched, five strikeouts and three walks.

"He struggled with his command today," said Daphne head coach Joe Hutchins. "But we were able to get some offense going and we were able to outscore them, but Thompson has a good team."

Daphne again exploded in the third inning scoring four runs and capitalizing on Thompson's mistakes.

Peterson reached on a sacrifice fly by Barber and a bad throw by the Thompson pitcher on a pickoff attempt to second scored Ryan Hines and Braxton Grantham. Hunter Jennings would come across the plate after reaching on a bunt.

Peterson's stellar day ended with him scoring the final run for the Trojans in the sixth inning. The senior went 3-for-3 on the day with two RBI, two runs, two stolen bases and was hit by a pitch.

"Well we like him for his defense," Hutchins said with a smile on his face. "He did get things going on offense today. He kept us in there in a few situations today."