Sequoyah sweeps Rome in Round 1
by Tribune staff reports
May 03, 2014 04:04 AM | 1562 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sequoyah moved on to the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs after sweeping Rome on Friday.

The Chiefs won the opening game 3-0 as Erikson Lanning was untouchable. Pitching the complete game. Lanning struck out seven and walked one.

Sequoyah scored its runs with a few extra-base hits, and Jacob Cagle drove in all three runs. The first came in the third inning when Cagle hit a sacrifice fly to plate Russ McGlamry, who led off the inning with a double to center.

In the seventh inning, Cagle gave the Chiefs a little insurance with a home run to left field. Brantley Flanagan, who singled with two outs, scored on the play.

Flanagan finished 2-for-2.

In the nightcap, the Chiefs once more shut out Rome, but this time did it in five innings. Sequoyah pounded Rome for five innings before walking off the field with a 10-0 win in the fifth.

Sequoyah scored four runs in the first inning, three in the second, two in the fourth and one in a shortened fifth inning.

The first inning featured RBI singles by Evan Ezell and Brian Exley and a two-run triple by Daniel Seres. In the second, Tyler Holmes drove in another run and Austin Zietler added a two-run triple of his own.

Seres finished 2-for-2. Cagle was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs, while Ezell was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Grant Pfost finished 1-for-1 with two runs scored.

Exley pitched the five-inning complete game. He gave up three hits, walked four and struck out six.

The Chiefs will play Gainesville in the second round, beginning Wednesday.

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