Cal Ripken: KFC handles Burgie Drug9:35 pm | May 25, 2013
Busting out the big bats on Friday evening was as good for KFC as a bucket of extra crispy as it dominated Burgie Drug at T.J. Burleson Memorial Field by a 13-4 tally.
John Wesley Hardin pitched a complete game, giving up four runs on four hits while striking out nine and walking four. His counterpart, Tre Shoun, looked good early — but his relief couldn’t find the strike zone as KFC put up a second-inning “snowman.”
“Good pitching and hitting will get you wins every time,” said KFC manager Jeff Hardin. “Our pitching has been strong all season and we made a few changes in the lineup to try and get more runs and it worked today.”
The eight run explosion by KFC (14-3) in the top of the second was the defining moment of the contest as Shoun gave up a solo home run in the first, but nothing else and he also stole a run for Burgie in the last of the first to tie things up.
Shoun reached on a single, stole second and went to third as the catcher’s throw sailed into center field. He then forced an error by Hardin, who attempted to pick him off third — and Shoun scampered home to make it a 1-1 game.