Future Terrier Traylor wins again----pitched 9.2 innings!!!!

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Future Terrier Traylor wins again----pitched 9.2 innings!!!!

Postby dialing8 on Fri May 08, 2009 9:31 am

HERE IS AN ARTICLE FRON ROCH HILL'S NEWSPAPER. THE KID PITCHED 9.2 INNINGS. I HEAR HE PITCHED 90 PITCHES AND KEPT THE SIDEARMED SINKER AT THE KNEES AND WORE OUT NORTHWESTERN FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK. BEFORE TRAYLOR, NORTHWESTERN HAD ONLY LOST 3 GAMES--NOW THEY HAVE LOST 5.
THIS SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU KEEP IT DOWN AND "PITCH TO CONTACT" AS STATED BY ANOTHER POSTER ON THIS SITE LAST WEEK.
I LOOK FORWARD TO TRAYLOR BEING A TERRIER.



Trojans eliminated by Spartanburg
Vikings walk away with win after 10-inning battle
By Karl Lyles - klyles@heraldonline.com SPARTANBURG -- It took a great at-bat to end a great game.

Spartanburg senior Clark Wise smacked a game-winning single up the middle Thursday to break a 10th-inning tie and send the Vikings on to the Upper State playoffs with a 3-2 win over Northwestern.

Wise faced five 0-2 pitches from Northwestern closer Justin Worley with one out and two runners on base. He fouled off each of the offerings before getting the barrel of his bat on a fastball. His hit skidded past a diving Trojans shortstop, allowing Caleb Jennings to score the go-ahead run.

Northwestern intentionally walked Nicholas Myers to load the bases for Wise. Spartanburg coach Tom Myers said Wise was exactly the person he wanted in that situation.

“He has swung the bat well all year,” the coach said. “I won't second guess the intentional walk but Wise is our best hitter. The kid can swing it.”

Wise, who finished 1-for-5 in the game, said he was in the zone at the plate.

“I just wanted to get on base,” he said. “(The pitch) was high and away. When I hit it, I knew it would get through.”

Spartanburg starting pitcher Ryan Traylor threw 9 2-3 gutsy innings. It was easily the longest outing of his prep career. Traylor allowed two unearned runs off seven hits. He struck out two and did not walk a batter.

Ben Kyle came on in relief of Traylor in the 10th and got out of a jam.

Northwestern (24-5) had two runners on base when Kyle entered the game with two outs. He walked Chad Smith to load the bases, then got Tim Counts to foul out to end it and strand all three runners.

Luke Weber got the Vikings' first hit with a line drive over the third base bag. Brian Poteat followed with a bloop single to center field. Justin Gullickson dropped in a two-out RBI single.

With runners on the corners, Gullickson got caught in a rundown. Poteat alertly took off from third and scored on the play to tie the game at 2.

Estes started the game on the mound and got some great defensive plays behind him, like a diving catch made by left fielder Heath Myers in the first inning, and a barehanded play by Smith at third to rob Gullickson of a bunt single.

Estes pitched out of trouble in the fifth after giving up a leadoff single to Landrie. A sacrifice bunt got him into scoring position and a wild pitch got him to third. Estes struck out the final two batters and Landrie was left stranded.

Traylor led off the home half of the seventh and reached on an error. Dee Curry came on as a pinch runner, stole second, and moved to third on a sacrifice.

Trojans coach Mitch Walters instructed Estes to walk the next two batters to load the bases. Spartanburg sent pinch-hitter Andrew Memmott to the plate. He fouled off a suicide squeeze bunt on a 1-1 pitch, and then struck out on a 2-2 offering in the dirt. Nicholas Myers hit a ground ball right at Smith at third. Smith stepped on the bag for the force out to end the inning.

At Spartanburg

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T.J. Estes, Justin Worley (9) and Chris Hyatt. Ryan Traylor, Ben Kyle (10) and Luke Weber. W — Kyle. L — Worley. 2B — Scott Heise (N), Josh Yannotti (N), Tim Counts (N), Chad Smith (N).

Records: Northwestern 24-5.


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Postby lawdog on Mon May 11, 2009 8:51 am

Sweet...the sooner we get him here the better. Hopefully we will have some mentors here waiting on him. If our pitching can jell next year, we will be more experienced all around and we may get on the right track.
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