The Centennial Bank Cabot American Legion senior team went 2-1 over the weekend with wins over Conway and Sheridan and a narrow loss to Jacksonville.
Centennial’s easier win came 8-3 over Sheridan. Cabot got off to a quick start with five runs in the top of the first inning. Conner Vocque walked to start the game, followed by Bryson Morris reaching on an error. Casey Vaughan hit a three-run homer to straight center to give Cabot the lead. Ryan Logan walked and scored on a double by Coleman McAtee. A sacrifice fly by Grayson Cole scored McAtee and gave Cabot a quick 5-0 lead.
Cabot had just two more hits than Sheridan, but minimized the damage as starting pitcher Logan walked just two over six innings, while Sheridan pitchers walked seven batters. Logan fanned seven while scattering six hits.
Vocque finished the game 3 for 4 with three runs. Vaughn added an RBI later in the game to finish 1 for 3 with four RBIs. McAtee was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. Cole was 2 for 2 with an RBI in the win.
Cabot had a harder time in an 8-7 win over Conway that took an extra inning to complete.
The game saw an exciting finish as Conway scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 7-6 lead. A ground out to short began the home half of the inning for Cabot. Seven-hole hitter Cole took the first pitch he saw for a ball, then launched the next pitch deep to center for a game-tying home run.
Vaughan came in to pitch the eighth inning and gave up a leadoff single. Vaughan got out unscathed thanks to a pair of ground outs and strikeout.
Cabot didn’t have as much drama in the bottom of the inning as they scored in pretty short order. Morris and Vaughan walked, followed by an RBI single by Logan as Morris scored the winning run.
McAtee led the offense against Conway, going 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Cole was 2 for 4 with a run and two RBIs. Vaughan had a pair of hits, two runs and an RBI thanks to a solo homer early in the game.
Cabot’s 4-2 loss to Jacksonville in the finals of the consolation bracket of the Jacksonville Classic Tournament was a heartbreaker.
After giving up a run in the third inning, Cabot scored two in the fourth to take the lead. Vocque and McAtee both walked and both scored when Cole hit a triple to deep center.
Cabot held that lead until the bottom of the sixth when Jacksonviille came from behind with three runs thanks to a pair of singles and a triple. Cabot went down in order in the top of the seventh inning. Morris pitched a solid first five innings, giving up just two hits and one unearned run before giving way to relief. Eric Moore pitched a complete game for Jacksonville.
McAtee was 2 for 2 with a run for Cabot, while Cole was 1 for 3 with a pair RBIs.