Beech Buccaneers Baseball: 2009 Game Summaries

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity Baseball v. Lincoln County – Game Summary – 4/18/2009

            In their 8th straight game away from Beech High School, Beech Varsity Baseball beat Lincoln County 7-2 in Fayetteville, TN.  During that span, the Bucs have gone 7-1 and have also won 11 of their last 12 games.

In the top of the 1st inning, the Bucs were aided by Lincoln County in scoring their first run.  With 2 outs, Nick Howell doubled down the RF line.  He then scored on Clay Searcy’s ground ball which went under the shortstop’s glove into left centerfield, giving Beech a 1-0 lead.

Cody Wilson got the start in a tune-up for next week’s district games against Hendersonville and Mt. Juliet.  Wilson pitched 2 innings, but struggled with control.  After retiring the first two Falcon batters in the 1st inning, Wilson walked the next three batters.  With bases loaded, Wilson was able to get the next hitter to ground out to end the inning.  In the 2nd inning, Wilson retired the side in order, striking out two.  Wilson finished giving up no hits and no runs and had 2 K’s and 3 BB’s.

Blake Frey took the mound for the Bucs in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  The Falcons lead-off batter hit the first pitch to deep LF and reached 2B after the ball was misjudged and fell just in front of the fence.  The next batter laid down a perfect bunt and reached 1B on a single.  With runners at 1st and 3rd, the Falcons #3 batter hit a sacrifice fly to CF, tying the score.  The runner on 1st moved to second on the throw home.  The #4 batter then singled down the LF line to put Lincoln County up 2-1.  Frey then retired the next 2 batters to end the inning.

In the 5th inning, Beech tied the game 2-2.  With one out, Brock Haley hit a bloop double down the RF line.  Wilson Reece then grounded a ball between the third baseman and SS, just out of their reach for a single, putting runners at 1st and 3rd.  Nick Howell then collected his 3rd of 4 hits on the afternoon, scoring Haley for the tying run.

In the 6th inning, the Bucs scored 2 more runs.  With one out, Clint Meadows, singled to RF.  Robert Hansen, who was inserted in the DH spot, singled to left centerfield.  The hustling Meadows slid headfirst into 3B just ahead of the Centerfielder’s throw.  Hansen saw the throw going to third and advanced to second.  Meadows then scored on Austin Steele’s ground out to 2B, and Hansen moved to third.  With 2 outs, Haley stayed alive with a full count by fouling off 3 consecutive pitches.  On the next pitch, Haley hit a ground ball that was mishandled by the Falcon’s third baseman for an error.  Hansen scored on the play giving Beech a 4-2 lead.

The Bucs scored 3 more runs in the top of the 7th, giving Frey a little more cushion in route to his 3rd win of the season.  Howell collected his 4th hit of the game with a triple to the right centerfield gap.  Searcy hit an RBI groundout, scoring Howell.  Taylor Stewart walked and was replaced with courtesy runner Jarod Neal who went to 2B on a botched pickoff attempt.  After a strikeout, the next three batters had 2 out hits.  Meadows doubled to LF, scoring Neal.  Hansen singled to LF, scoring Meadows. Steele singled to RF; however, he and Hansen were stranded as the next batter struck out.  Beech then led 7-2 going into the bottom of the 7th.

Frey went on to finish the game for Beech, giving up only one more hit and one BB.  In the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings, Frey faced 3 batters each and throwing only 8 pitches in each inning.  In his 8th appearance of the year, Frey (3-2) went 5 innings, matching his longest outing of the year, and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits.  He finished with 2 K’s and 1 BB.


Game Notes:   Beech had 13 hits, 10 of which were by 4 players (Wilson Reece – 2, Nick Howell - 4, Clint Meadows – 2, and Robert Hansen – 2).  With a single in the 4th inning, P.J. Roman extended his team high hitting streak to 10 games.  For the 2nd game in a row, a Beech player (Nick Howell) was a homerun away from hitting for the cycle.


            Beech’s overall record is now 18-4 (8-0 in District 9AAA).  The Bucs next game is at home against Hendersonville on Monday evening.  It will be Senior Night for Beech’s 6 Seniors; Clay Searcy, Taylor Stewart, P.J. Roman, Clint Meadows, Austin Steele, and Cody Wilson.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity Baseball v. Warren Central (KY) – Game Summary – 4/17/2009

            Beech Varsity Baseball spanked the Warren Central Dragons, in Bowling Green, KY, 16-7.  Beech scored early and often, plating runs in each of the first 5 innings, to take a commanding 16-1 lead after 4 ½.  Clint Meadows got his first start, in only his second appearance, on the mound for the Bucs.  He went 4 innings, giving up only 1 unearned run in the 1st inning.  Meadows scattered 3 hits, 2 BB’s, and 1 HBP, and struck out 6 to get his 1st victory of the season.

In the 1st inning, Wilson Reece singled up the middle with one out.  After another single by Nick Howell, Clay Searcy knocked in both Reece and Howell with a double to left centerfield, to give Beech an early 2-0 lead.

After Warren Central scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 1st, Beech’s offense got right back after it.  Wesley Aiello led off with a walk.  Austin Steele’s sacrifice bunt turned into a single, putting runners at 1st and 2nd.  After the next 2 batters produced outs, Nick Howell laced a double to left centerfield, scoring Aiello and Steele.  Clay Searcy then lined a single to LF, but Howell had to hold up at 3B.  Taylor Stewart then scored Howell with another line drive single to left.  Beech then led 5-1.

In the 3rd inning, Meadows was hit by a pitch and sacrificed over to 2B by Aiello.  After Steele walked, Brock Haley singled to RF, scoring Meadows.  Reece was then hit by pitch, loading the bases.  Howell then collected his 3rd straight hit on a line drive to CF, scoring Steele and Haley, and chasing Warren Central’s starting pitcher.  Beech then led 8-1.

In the 4th inning, back to back doubles by P.J. Roman and Meadows plated another run.  A ground out to 2B by Robert Hansen moved Colton Bean, who was a courtesy runner for Meadows, to 3B.  Steele then became the third victim of a HBP.  Haley then hit a sacrifice fly to RF, scoring Bean to put the Bucs up 10-1.

The 6th inning turned out to be Beech’s biggest inning of the game when they scored 6 runs and sent 10 batters to the plate.  The inning, however, did not start out promising as the Dragons induced a lead off ground out to 1B.  Searcy then lined a base hit to CF, however, he was forced out when Stewart hit into a fielder’s choice.  With 2 outs, the next 6 batters reached base on 5 hits and a walk.  Roman singled to LF and Meadows singled to RF, scoring Taylor Cash who was courtesy running for Stewart.  Hansen then walked and Steele singled to RF, scoring Roman and Bean (courtesy runner for Meadows).  Haley cleared the bases with a triple to right centerfield, scoring Hansen and Steele.  Haley then scored on a wild pitch to put the Bucs up 16-1.

Taylor Callis entered the game for Beech in the bottom of the 5th, in relief of Meadows.  The first 4 batters reached on singles; 2 of which were of the infield variety.  With the no outs, the bases were loaded and one run was already in.  Callis struck out the next batter and got the next batter to hit a sacrifice fly to CF.  With 2 outs, the Dragons next batter hit a swinging bunt that Callis could not handle.  The next 2 batters then singled, scoring 2 more runs, which ended Callis’ day.  Blake Frey came on in relief and gave up one more single, scoring another run which put the score at 16-7.  Taylor Stewart then caught a runner attempting to steal 2B, which ended the inning.

In the next 2 innings, Frey did not give up a hit or a run, striking out the side in the 7th.

Game Notes:   Beech had 20 hits, but also left 11 runners on base and had 6 errors.  P.J. Roman extended his hitting streak to 9 games.  Eight of the Beech starters had multiple hits, with Clay Searcy collecting 4 hits and Brock Haley and Nick Howell collecting 3 each.  Haley and Howell also had 4 RBI’s each.  Haley was a homerun away from the cycle.


            Beech’s overall record is now 17-4 (8-0 in District 9AAA).  The Bucs next game is at Lincoln County in Fayetteville, TN, on Saturday.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity Baseball v. Lavergne – Game Summary – 4/16/2009

            Beech Varsity Baseball beat the Lavergne Wolverines 5-0 to stay perfect in District 9AAA (8-0).  Although not a perfect game, Robert Hansen pitched a complete game, no-hit shutout to run his record to 7-0 on the year.  Hansen faced only 3 batters over the minimum and kept Lavergne off the board in a game that was 0-0 through 4 innings and 1-0 through 6 innings.  Beech scored a run in the top of the 5th and 4 more in the top of the 7th, to put the game away.  Hansen had 8 K’s, 2 BB’s, and 1 HBP in his 7 innings of work.  He also threw 73 pitches, of which 54 were strikes and 19 were balls.

Brock Haley led off the 5th inning with a walk.  A failed sacrifice bunt resulted in a pop out to the catcher and then a deep fly out to centerfield left the Bucs with 2 outs and Haley still at 1st.  Haley then stole 2B and scored Beech’s first run on Clay Searcy’s solid single to left centerfield.

In the top of the 7th, with Beech clinging to a 1-0 lead, Haley led off with a single to RF.  Wilson Reece sacrificed Haley to 2B.  Nick Howell then reached on an error by the second baseman, putting runners at the corners.  Howell then stole 2B.  After the count went to 2 balls and 1 strike on Clay Searcy, the Lavergne Head Coach had Searcy intentionally walked, which loaded the bases. A wild pitch allowed Haley to score and Howell and Searcy moved up to 3B and 2B.  Taylor Stewart hit a ball that bounced in front of home plate that was picked up by the Catcher and thrown to 1B, in time to get Stewart.  On the play, Howell hustled home to give Beech a 3-0 lead.  P.J. Roman then doubled down the RF line to bring home Searcy.  Clint Meadows then hit a ground ball to SS who threw wildly to 1B, scoring Roman to give Beech its final tally and a 5-0 lead.


Notes: Brock Haley and P.J. Roman each had 2 hits (a single and double).  Roman extended his hitting streak to 8 games.

Each team had 14 assists (out of the 21 outs recorded by each team).  Each team’s starting pitcher recorded 5 of their team’s 14 assists.

Robert Hansen has not given up a hit in his last 12 2/3 innings (a span of 2+ games), nor has he given up an earned run in his last 21 innings (a span of 3+ games). 

            Beech’s overall record is 16-4 and 8-0 in District 9AAA.  The Bucs next game will be back in Bowling Green, KY, on Friday afternoon, where they take on the Warren Central Dragons.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity Baseball v. Bowling Green (KY) High School – 4/14/2009

           On Tuesday, due to a power failure at Bowling Green High School’s baseball field, Beech did not figure on completing the entire game before darkness fell.  However, after starting the game under cloudy skies and with no lights, the Buccaneers offense and the power came on early and Beech (15-4) beat the Purples 6-3.  The Bucs scored 2 runs in the 1st inning after Wilson Reece walked and Nick Howell doubled to left centerfield putting runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out.  Clay Searcy then grounded out to third base, scoring Reece.  Taylor Stewart then hit a ground ball to SS and reached on an errant throw to first, on which Howell scored, putting Beech ahead 2-0.

Beech starting Pitcher, Cody Wilson (5-2) started his 7th start of the season and retired the first five Bowling Green batters, striking out 3.  With 2 outs in the 2nd inning, Wilson walked the next batter and then gave up a single to RF.  After a wild pitch moved runner to 2nd and 3rd, Wilson struck out the #8 batter to end the inning.

In the top of the 3rd inning, with the lights and scoreboard now working, Beech scored 4 more runs.  Brock Haley led off the inning with a line drive single to leftfield.  Reece’s team leading 8th sacrifice bunt of the year moved Haley to 2nd.  Howell then reached 1B on a perfect drag bunt single, putting runners at 1st and 3rd.  Beech then pulled off a double steal with Haley scoring when the Bowling Green Catcher attempted to throw out Howell at second base.  Both runners were safe.  Searcy then walked.  The next double steal attempt, however, was not as successful.  Howell was cut down in his attempt to steal 3B.  Searcy moved to 2B on his 4th stolen base of the year and then scored on Stewart’s double to right centerfield.  Jared Neal entered the game as a courtesy runner for Stewart and scored on P.J. Roman’s double to left centerfield.  Clint Meadows then singled to rightfield for Beech’s third straight hit, scoring Roman for the fourth run of the inning, giving Beech a 6-0 lead.

Cody Wilson and reliever Taylor Callis made those runs stand up.  Wilson threw 4 innings giving up single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings, pitching out of bases loaded jams in both innings.  Along with the 2 earned runs, Wilson gave up 3 hits.  He finished with 6 K’s, 5 BB’s, and 1 HBP.

Callis came on in the 5th inning, with the score 6-2, and pitched 2 scoreless innings before giving up an earned run in the bottom of the 7th on 2 hits.  Callis pitched 3 innings, struck out 5, walked none, and collected his 1st save of the season.


Game Notes:  Nick Howell went 2-3 with a double and single, and also scored a run.  Howell’s 2 hit performance was his 3rd straight multi-hit game.  Howell now has 31 hits on the season, which leads the team.  P.J. Roman’s hitting streak reached 7 games with his double in the 3rd inning.  Roman also collected his team leading 21st RBI.  Brock Haley scored his team leading 24th run in the 3rd inning.


Beech’s record stands at 15-4 and they are 7-0 in District 9AAA.  On Thursday, 4/16, Beech travels to LaVergne for a district game.

Beech Varsity Baseball v. Columbia (Lake City, FL) High School – 4/10/2009
In a match up of the #4 vs. #5 seeds in the 2009 Aggie National Baseball Classic, the Beech Buccaneers (#5) beat the Columbia Tigers (#4) 12-1.  Both teams finished the round robin portion of the tournament with 2-1 records, as did 4 of the other 8 teams.  Beech finished the tourney with a 3-1 record. Beech starting Pitcher, Robert Hansen, started his second game of the tournament having already beaten one Florida team (Escambia) on Monday.  This outing would not take as much effort as the Bucs offense gave Hansen a 5 run lead after one half inning and an 8 run lead after 1 ½ innings.  Hansen went 4 innings, giving up 1 run (unearned) on no hits to go to 6-0 on the season.  His biggest test was in the 1st inning.  Staked with a 5 run lead, the first batter reached on an error and then stole 2B.  After striking out the next batter and getting the 2nd out on a ground out to 3B, the #4 hitter also reached on an error, scoring the Tigers first and only run of the game.  Hansen then walked the next two batters, loading the bases.  Hansen then struck out the next batter to end the inning. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Hansen hit the lead off batter.  He then retired 9 straight batters and finished the game with 6 K’s, 2 BB’s, and 1 HBP.  He left after 4 innings with Beech leading 10-1.  After the Bucs scored 2 more runs in the top of the 5th to go up 12-1, Colton Bean came on in relief to try to finish off Columbia for the mercy rule win.  After getting the first batter to ground out, Columbia’s lead off hitter collected their 1st and only hit of the game; a double to left centerfield.  The next batter grounded out to SS.  Bean then walked the next batter, which put runners at 1st and 3rd.  On a 3-2 pitch, Bean struck out the Tigers cleanup hitter on a great changeup to end the game. The Bucs offense scored 12 runs on 12 hits during the 5 inning game.  In the top of the 1st inning, Brock Haley was hit by the first pitch he saw.  Wilson Reece walked.  After Nick Howell popped out on a bunt attempt, Clay Searcy walked to load the bases.  Two straight hits by Taylor Stewart and P.J. Roman scored Haley and Reece.  With the bases still loaded, Dylan Eidson walked to score Searcy.  Clint Meadows then singled to right scoring Stewart.  After a strikeout, Brock Haley walked to score Roman for the 5th run of the inning.  Reece then grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. In the 2nd inning, Howell led off with a perfect drag bunt base hit.  Searcy walked and Taylor Stewart doubled to drive in Howell.  Roman then hit a sacrifice fly to LF to score Searcy.  Eidson doubled to RF, but courtesy runner Jared Neal had to wait to see if the ball would be caught and could only advance to 3B.  Clint Meadows then collected his 2nd RBI by singling to RF, scoring Neal.  Wesley Aiello then walked to load the bases.  Haley hit a ground ball to 3B, scoring Neal.  However, Aiello overran 2B and was tagged out by the second baseman for the 3rd out.  Beech then led 9-1. Beech scored one run in the 3rd inning when Howell and Searcy reached base on singles and Stewart hit a sacrifice fly scoring Howell, who had stolen 3B. The Bucs went down 1-2-3 in the 4th inning.  In the 5th, with one out, Reece walked and Howell singled to LF for his 3rd hit of the game and his seventh of the tournament.  Searcy then reached on an error by the Columbia second baseman to load the bases.  Stewart then singled to LF for his 3rd hit of the game, scoring Reece, giving Stewart his 4th RBI of the game.  Roman then walked, scoring Howell, giving Roman his 3rd RBI of the game and his team leading 20th on the season.  That put the score at 12-1, which was the final. Tournament Notes:  Beech went 3-1 in the Aggie National Classic as did Centennial (Champions) and Whitewater (whom Beech beat 4-3).    Robert Hansen was 2-0, pitching 11 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits.  He finished with 19 K’s, 2 BB’s, 3 HBP’s, and a .000 era.  Nick Howell was 7-13 (.538) with 4 runs scored; P.J. Roman was 5-10 (.500) with 5 RBI’s; and Taylor Stewart was 5-12 (.417) with 5 RBI’s. Season Notes:  Beech’s overall record is now 14-4 and 7-0 in District 9AAA.  Beech collected its 5th mercy run rule victory of the season with the 12-1 win over Columbia.  The Bucs are averaging 8 runs per game on offense.  P.J. Roman has a 6 game hitting streak.  On Tuesday, 4/14, Beech travels to Bowling Green, KY to take on Bowling Green High School.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity v. Lavergne – Game Summary – 4/3/2009

            Beech Varsity won its 7th straight 9AAA District game by the score of 10-0 over the Lavergne Wolverines on Friday.  Senior Pitcher Cody Wilson threw his second consecutive complete game shutout, going 5 innings and giving up only one infield hit.  Wilson also struck out 11 of the 15 outs recorded by the Bucs, while walking five.  He is now 4-1 on the year, and 4-0 in District games.  Wilson has struck out 48 of the 101 batters that he has faced in his last 5 appearances (a span of 24 2/3 innings).

The offense continued at a torrid pace, scoring in double digits for the 8th time in the 14 games they have played.  Beech is averaging over 8.5 runs per game.  The Bucs almost matched that per game average in the 2nd inning by plating 8 runs on 6 hits, 3 BB’s, and a sacrifice fly.  Senior Taylor Stewart led off the inning with a single.  After 2 walks, Senior Austin Steele hit a bases loaded double down the 1st base line to score the first 2 runs of the inning.  Junior Brock Haley then hit the next pitch over the left field fence for a three run homerun, his first of the year.  After another walk and Junior Nick Howell’s second hit of the game, 2 wild pitches scored Junior Wilson Reece and moved Howell to 3rd.  Senior Clay Searcy then brought in Howell with a sacrifice fly.  With 2 outs and no one on, Stewart collected his second hit of the inning by doubling to right centerfield.  Senior P.J. Roman finished off the scoring by singling to left to score Sophomore Jared Neal, who courtesy ran for Stewart.

Beech scored one run in the 3rd inning to make the score 9-0, setting the stage for Senior Clint Meadows’ heroics in his first game of the season.  After 2 walks in his first 2 at bats of the year, Meadows led off the bottom of the 5th inning and hit the third pitch he saw, in his third at bat, over the right centerfield fence for a walk-off homerun.  Meadows, who wears the #33, was on base in all three plate appearances and also scored 3 runs in the game.  This was the 4th game of the year that Beech has won by the mercy rule (leading by 10 or more runs after 5 innings).

Other hitting stars were: Brock Haley (1-3, 1 homerun, 4 RBI), Nick Howell (3-3, triple), Taylor Stewart (2-3, double), P.J. Roman (2-2, 1 RBI), Austin Steele (1-2, double, 2 RBI).

            Beech’s overall record is 11-3 and 7-0 in District 9AAA.  The Bucs next games will be played in Pensacola, FL, at the Tate Classic.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity v. Wilson Central – Game Summary – 4/1/2009

            On Wednesday, Beech Varsity beat Wilson Central, 10-6, to sweep the series and remain undefeated (6-0) in District 9AAA.  The winning pitcher was Junior Robert Hansen (4-0), who made his 5th start of the year going 6 innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 2 HBP.  Sophomore Blake Frey came on in relief, for the first time this season, in the top of the 7th, with the score 10-1 Beech.  Frey, however, could not find the strike zone as he faced 5 batters, walking 3, hitting one, and one reached on an error.  All 5 runners eventually came in to score.  Junior Taylor Callis then made his 6th appearance of the season.  After the first batter reached on an error and the next batter singled, Callis got 3 straight fly outs to end the game.

The Bucs Offense stayed hot, scoring 4 runs in the 2nd and 5 runs in the 4th, to take a commanding 9-1 lead.  Their first 4 runs were scored without the benefit of a hit, as there were 4 walks, 2 errors, and a sac fly.  The 4th inning was a different story as Beech batters hit for the cycle with 2 singles, a double, a triple, and a homerun.

Beech could only muster one run in the bottom of the 5th and 6th to make the score 10-1.  One more run would have given Beech a 10 run advantage and ended the contest.  The Bucs finished with 8 hits.  Senior P.J. Roman was 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, and hit his 2nd Homerun of the season.

            Beech’s overall record is 10-3 and 6-0 in District 9AAA.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity v. Wilson Central – Game Summary – 3/30/2009

            Beech Varsity went to Wilson Central and won their 5th consecutive District 9AAA game, 5-0.  Senior Pitcher, Cody Wilson, made his 4th start of the year a memorable one.  Wilson pitched 7 innings and allowed 0 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 17 Wildcat batters.  From the 2nd to the 6th innings, 13 straight outs were recorded by strikeout.  In the bottom of the 7th inning, Wilson Central threatened when a double, sandwiched between 2 BB’s, loaded the bases with one out.  Wilson then coaxed a groundball back to the mound, which he threw home to force the runner at home.  Then, Wilson struckout a pinch hitter to preserve the win and the shutout.  His record is now 3-1. 

The Bucs scored 3 runs, in the 1st inning, on a walk, 2 hits, and an error.  That proved to be all they would need.  Beech also scored single runs in the 4th and 5th innings, and threatened for more as they left the bases loaded in each inning.  For the game, Beech had 8 hits (all singles) and was assisted by 7 BB’s and 4 errors.  Juniors Nick Howell and Dylan Eidson each had 2 hits.

            After the win, Beech’s overall record is 9-3 and 5-0 in District 9AAA

Beech Varsity v. Davy Crockett – Game Summary – 3/27/2009

            In the 2nd, and what turned out to be the final, game of the Warrior Classic Tournament for Beech, the Bucs broke out the hitting sticks and beat Davy Crockett 11-5.  Junior Robert Hansen got the start and went 6 innings giving up 5 runs on 8 hits.  His record is now 3-0.  Hansen continued striking out opposing batters at well over 1 per inning by striking out 8.  He also walked 3 batters.  Senior Cody Wilson pitched a perfect 7th inning, striking out the last two.

After being down 2-0 after the 1st half inning, Beech had a quick start of their own, scoring 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in the bottom of the 1st inning as all 9 starters came to the plate.  In the 2nd inning, they almost batted around again, sending 8 batters to the plate.  The Bucs scored 5 runs on a walk, 5 consecutive hits, and a sacrifice fly, which put the score at 8-2, in favor of the good guys.

In the 3rd inning, Senior Austin Steele led off with a double and went to 3rd on a passed ball.  Junior Brock Haley drove Steele in with another sacrifice fly.  In the 6th inning, the Bucs finished their scoring when Senior P.J. Roman hit his 1st Homerun of the year; a 2 run shot.  Five Beech batters had two hit games; Junior Wilson Reece (2-3, double), Junior Nick Howell (2-4, double, 2 runs), Senior Clay Searcy (2-4, double, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Senior P.J. Roman (2-3, Homerun, 3 RBI), and Junior Dylan Eidson (2-3, 2 RBI).

            After the win, Beech’s overall record is 8-3 and 4-0 in District 9AAA.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity v. Brentwood Academy – Game Summary – 3/26/2009

            The Warrior Classic Tournament did not start well for the Beech Varsity as they were on the other side of a 13-3 score against Brentwood Academy at Siegel High School.  Sophomore Blake Frey got his fourth start of the season and his third consecutive start on the road.  Frey struggled to throw strikes, walking 6 and hitting 2 batters in 4 innings.  5 of those 8 batters ultimately scored.


In the 1st inning, Frey had almost pitched out of a 2 walk jam, getting 2 outs before giving up a 3 run homerun to BA’s hitting star, Will Blalock who had 6 RBI’s for the game.  Frey walked 2 more in the 2nd, but, after again getting 2 outs, gave up a triple and a double which plated 3 more runs to make the score 6-0.  Frey then gave up single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings before being relieved by Junior Taylor Callis in the 5th.  Callis did not fair well either as he gave up 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 BB’s in 2/3 of an inning.  BA scored the winning run on a double that put them up by 10.


            The Bucs offense could only muster 5 hits of their own.  Beech scored all three of their runs in the 3rd inning when Brock Haley and Wilson Reece walked, Nick Howell (2 hits, 1 run, 1 RBI) doubled to score Haley, and PJ Roman (1 hit, 2 RBI’s) singled to score Reece and Howell.  Dylan Eidson and Austin Steele had one hit each.

             Beech’s overall record is 7-3 and 4-0 in District 9AAA.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity v. Smyrna – Game Summary – 3/24/2009

            The second contest between the Beech Varsity and the Smyrna Bulldogs was much like the first, with Beech winning 13-3.  The Bucs offense and pitching were solid and the game only lasted 5 innings due to the 10 run mercy rule.  Cody Wilson, Senior Pitcher, went all 5 innings to run his record to 2-1 on the season.  Wilson gave up 3 runs (all earned) on 3 hits.  He also had 9 strikeouts and 2 BB’s.

            The offense stayed hot as they scored 13 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings.  In the first inning, the Bucs batted around, scoring 5 runs; the last three on a Taylor Stewart 3 run homerun, his 2nd homerun of the year.  After scoring once in the 2nd, the Bucs put 5 more on the board to push the lead to 11-0.  In that inning, Smyrna walked 4 Beech batters and hit one.  The only hit of the inning was a Grand Slam by Junior Nick Howell, his 3rd roundtripper of the season.  Howell finished with 2 hits, an Intentional Walk, and 6 RBI’s.  In the bottom of the 5th inning, leading 11-3, Beech scored 2 runs on 4 hits to invoke the mercy rule.  Other hitting stars were Junior Brock Haley (a single, a double, two walks, and 4 runs scored) and Senior Clay Searcy (2 hits, 1 walk, 1 run scored, and 1 RBI).

             Beech’s record stands at 7-2 and 4-0 in District 9AAA.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity v. Smyrna – Game Summary – 3/23/2009

            It only took the Beech Varsity 5 innings to beat the Smyrna Bulldogs, 16-1, in a District 9AAA game at Smyrna.  Robert Hansen, Junior Pitcher, went the distance giving up only one run on two hits.  He also had 10 strikeouts and 4 BB’s.  At the plate, Hansen hit a 2 run homerun in the 2nd inning which put Beech up 3-0 and ultimately turned out to be the game winning RBI.


            The Bucs bats heated up in the 4th & 5th innings as they scored 13 runs and had 8 hits in those two innings alone.  Every starter had either a hit or an RBI in the game.  Players with 2 hits apiece included Juniors Brock Haley and Nick Howell, and Senior Taylor Stewart.  Players with multiple RBI included Haley (2), Juniors Wilson Reece (2) and Robert Hansen (2), and Seniors Clay Searcy (2) and PJ Roman (3).  Sophomore Taylor Cash also got into the game and singled to leftfield for his first Varsity hit and RBI.


            Beech is now 6-2 and 3-0 in District 9AAA.

Monday, April 20
Beech Varsity Baseball – Game Summary – 3/20/2009



            On Friday, Beech Varsity won their 4th game of the week, beating the Rossview Hawks 9–5 in Clarksville.  Sophomore Pitcher Blake Frey got the start and the win to move his record to 2 - 1.  Frey pitched out of jams in the 1st and 3rd innings giving up no runs.  However, in the 5th inning, after Beech had scored 2 runs to take an 8-0 lead, Frey ran into trouble and Junior Taylor Callis came in the game in relief.  In that inning, the Hawks scored 5 runs on 3 hits, 4 walks, and one batter reached on an error to make the score 8-5.  Callis then pitched a scoreless 6th & 7th as the Bucs added one more run in the top of the 6th.  Frey finished with 4 2/3 innings, giving up 5 runs (2 earned), 4 hits, 5 K’s, & 3 BB’s.  Callis pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up 0 runs, 1 hit, 4K’s, and 4 BB’s.


            The Beech Offense was aided by the Rossview defense as the Bucs scored 9 runs in consecutive innings from the 2nd to the 6th; however, only 2 runs were earned.  Beech ended the game with 7 hits and was helped by 5 Hawks errors which each led directly to runs.  Seniors Clay Searcy and Taylor Stewart continued their hot hitting by each getting 2 hits and 1 RBI.  Junior Wesley Aiello finished with 2 RBI’s.  Others with hits were Seniors P.J. Roman & Austin Steele along with Junior Wilson Reece.

             Beech’s record is now 5-2 overall, and 2-0 in District 9AAA.  Beech plays District games against Smyrna on Monday (away) and Tuesday (home).

Tuesday, March 24
Beech Varsity v. Gallatin – Game Summary – 3/18/2009
On Wednesday, Beech Varsity won their 3rd consecutive game and second in a row against Gallatin, beating the Green Wave at BHS, 12–5.  Gallatin scored 2 runs in the first inning to take an early lead.  However, after Beech scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning, to go up 3-2, Gallatin never lead again.  Senior Cody Wilson started on the hill for the Bucs, but had a shaky start.  Before the first out was recorded, Gallatin had scored 2 runs and loaded the bases.  Wilson then struck out the next batter and got the next hitter to ground into an inning ending double play.  Wilson gave up 2 more runs in the 3rd on 3 straight hits.  Wilson then picked off a runner at 1st base for the 2nd out and, after another Gallatin base hit, Junior Centerfielder Nick Howell gunned a runner out at home to end the inning.  Wilson finished with 6 2/3 innings, giving up 5 runs (all earned), 8 hits, 9 K’s, 3 BB’s, & 3 HBP.  Junior Colton Bean pitched to the last batter who grounded out to shortstop to end the game. The Bucs had 14 hits in the game and scored in every inning, including 4 in the bottom of the 6th, to run the score to 12-4, and put the game out of reach.  Six Beech starters collected 2 hits each including Seniors Clay Searcy (1 RBI) & Taylor Stewart (Homerun & 1 RBI) and Juniors Brock Haley, Nick Howell, Dylan Eidson (3 RBI’s) & Robert Hansen (Homerun & 2 RBI’s).  Others with hits were Senior P.J. Roman (Double) & Junior Wilson Reece (1 RBI).

Saturday, March 21
Beech Varsity Baseball – Game Summary – 3/17/2009

An outstanding pitching performance by Junior Pitcher, Robert Hansen, and a 3 for 3 night at the plate for Senior Catcher, Taylor Stewart, propelled Beech to victory over the Green Wave of Gallatin, 4 – 0, in the first District game for the Bucs.  Hansen pitched a complete game shutout, giving up only 2 hits, in gaining his first win of the season.  He finished the contest with 3 walks, 2 hit batters, and 13 strikeouts.  10 of those K’s were consecutive outs from the 4th inning to the first out of the 7th inning. Beech (3 – 2, 1 – 0 in District) scored 4 runs (only 1 of which was earned) with single runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th innings, on 8 hits.  Taylor Stewart broke out of his early season hitting slump in a big way with 2 doubles, a single, and 2 runs scored.  On a great hustle play in the 2nd inning, Stewart scored the first run of the game when, after hitting a 2 out double to the left centerfield gap, Stewart scored all the way from 2nd base on a dropped pop fly in the infield. Others hitting stars included Senior LF Austin Steele (1 for 2 with a walk & 2 runs scored) and Robert Hansen (1 for 3 with 1 RBI).  Others with hits were Junior’s SS Brock Haley, 2B Wilson Reece, & DH Wesley Aiello. 

Saturday, March 21
Beech Varsity Baseball – Game Summary – 3/16/2009
Beech won a slugfest over the Blackman Blaze on Monday 12 – 11  After 7+ innings, the teams combined for 22 runs, 23 hits, 5 doubles and 5 homeruns, the final and winning run was scored by Junior 2B Wilson Reece on a bases loaded walk to Senior 1B P.J. Roman in the bottom of the 7th.   Blackman tied the game at 11 in the top of the 7th with a lead off homerun, their 4th of the contest.  After giving up a single to the next batter, Junior Pitcher Taylor Callis, got the next two hitters out.  With 2 outs and a runner on 2B, cleanup hitter Jonathan Sisco, who had already hit 2 homeruns, was intentionally walked.  Callis was then able to get Cory Mitchell to fly out to RF Dylan Eidson.  Beech then scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th, giving Callis his first win of the season. Beech came back from deficits on two occasions, being down by as many as 4 runs after Blackman went up 7 – 3 in the 3rd inning.  The Bucs took the lead in the bottom of the 4th scoring 4 runs on 2 hits, 1 BB, and 2 Blackman errors; the big blow was a 2 out, 2 run double by Junior RF Dylan Eidson.  Beech then led 8 – 7. Beech extended it’s lead to 11 – 7 in the 5th inning with consecutive 1 out walks to Junior’s Brock Haley (2 for 3 & 3 runs scored) and Wilson Reece (1 for 2 & 3 runs scored) and a homerun by Junior Nick Howell (who finished with 2 hits, 2 runs and 3 RBI’s).  A 3 run homerun by Blackman’s Sisco in the top of the 6th narrowed the margin and set the stage for the exciting 7th inning finish. Other Beech hitting stars were Senior 1B P.J. Roman (1 for 3, 2 runs scored, & 1 RBI), Dylan Eidson (1 for 3, 2 RBI’s), and Junior DH Wesley Aiello (1 for 2, 2 RBI’s).

Saturday, March 14
Beech Varsity – 3/10/2009

On Wednesday, 3/10, Beech Varsity suffered a last inning defeat to Goodpasture 8 – 5, giving up 4 runs in the top of the 7th.  After loading the bases without the benefit of a hit, the Cougars scored 4 runs by virtue of a walk, a single, and a double.  Colton Bean, Junior Pitcher, came in and ended the Goodpasture rally with a strikeout. 

Robert Hansen, Junior Pitcher, started the game for the Bucs and pitched 5 innings.  Hansen gave up 2 runs on 5 hits, pitching out of jams in the first two innings.  He ended with 9 strikeouts, 3 walks, one hit batter, and the score 5 – 2 in favor of Beech. 

The Bucs scored 5 runs in the first 4 innings with timely hitting by Clay Searcy, Senior Third Baseman (3 for 4, including a double & 2 runs scored), PJ Roman, Senior First Baseman (2 for 3 & 2 RBI’s), and Wilson Reece, Junior DH (1 for 3, a Homerun, 1 RBI & 2 runs scored).  Brock Haley, Junior Second Baseman, also finished with 2 hits and Dylan Eidson, Junior Catcher, and Jarod Neal, Sophomore Shortstop, each had one hit.  Eidson also drove in a run in the third inning which put Beech up 3 – 1. 

Next up for the Beech Varsity will be participation in the Grand Slam Sports Challenge in Murfreesboro over the coming weekend.

3/10/09 - Freshman

The Freshman Team lost both games of a double header today at Siegel High School.  After the tough start, the team returns home to the friendly confines of Buccaneer Field on Wednesday, March 11th for their home opener against Lebanon High School at 5:00 pm. 

Please come out and support these young players as they open their home season.

3/10/09 - JV

The JV Team hosted the nightcap at Buccaneer field with an impressive 11-1 victory over Goodpasture.  Several Buccaneers had a good game including Tanner Moulder at pitcher and Taylor Cash who drove in two runs to seal the victory. 

The JV Bucs will host Siegel High School on Thursday, March 12th at 5:00 pm. 

Beech Baseball – Game Summary – 3/9/2009
The Beech Varsity Baseball Season started off with a bang as the Buccaneers beat the Portland Panthers 10 – 0, in a game that saw Beech finish with nine hits and Portland with none. The game ended in the bottom of the 6th inning, due to the run rule, when Nick Howell , Junior Outfielder, blasted a three run homerun, his 4th base hit of the afternoon.  Howell finished the game going 4 for 4, with two singles and a double to go along with his game ending homer, and scored 4 runs. Clay Searcy, Senior Third Baseban, also homered high over the left field fence plating 2 runs in the 5th inning to put the Bucs up 7-0.  On the day, Searcy was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored.  Dylan Eidson, Junior Catcher, had a key single in the 1st inning. that knocke in two Beech runners and put the Bucs up 3-0 after one inning.  Wilson Reece, Junior Outfielder, and Jarod Neal, Sophomore Shortstop, each had one hit and one run scored.  Brock Haley, Junior Second Baseman, scored 2 runs.  Sophomore Pitcher, Blake Frey, started the contest and threw 5 scoreless and hitless innings. Frey struck out 9, including the last 5 batters he faced, and walked only one Portland batter in gaining his first career Varsity win. Cody Wilson, Senior, came on in relief in the 6th and final inning and faced only 4 batters. Wilson also did not give up any runs or hits and finished with 2 strikeouts and one walk. Frey and Wilson combined on the shutout and no-hitter and neither pitcher gave up a batted ball to the outfield. Beech Varsity, now 1 – 0 on the season, will host the 1 – 0 Goodpasture Cougars on Tuesday, 3/10, at 4:00 p.m.