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Story Archives: Dragons demolish Warriors
|Dragons demolish Warriors|
Mangham (26-9) advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 1A playoffs by defeating St. Frederick of Monroe by the score of 8-0.
Alan Williams (15-2) dominated the Warriors, pitching 7 innings and striking out 17 batters and allowed just two hits. The Dragons collected 7 hits and were led at the plate by Karl Wiggers with a home run and a double and three RBI's.
Williams was dominant from the start striking out eight batters through the first three innings. In the Warrior fourth, Williams surrendered two singles and it appeared that St. Frederick was about to mount a rally.
But Todd Duchesne fielded a ground ball at first and cut down the runner advancing to third. After a strikeout, and a passed ball, catcher Jeb Bryan picked off the St. Frederick's runner who was straying too far down the line at third to retire the side.
From that point on, it was vintage Alan Williams as he struck out the side in the fifth and sixth and two in the seventh. His total of 17 was his high of the year.
Mangham struck early in the first inning, when Williams singled to lead off.
After a fly ball to center, Tyler Everitt drew a walk and Jeb Bryan moved the runners up with a ground ball to second base. Josh Wilson then delivered a two run single to center to give Mangham a 2-0 lead.
Mangham struck again in the second when Billy Johnston singled and later scored from second on an errant pickoff at first base.
He alertly scored when the right fielder threw the ball in to the second baseman. Karl Wiggers' home run to center field gave the Dragons a 4-0 lead after three innings.
Mangham extended their lead to 8-0 in the fourth. Todd Duchesne led off with a single and Thomas Gray reached on an infield error.
Billy Johnston then reached on a fielder's choice forcing Duchesne at third. Alex Smart drew a walk to load the bases for Williams. Williams drove in two runs with a screaming line drive to center field.
Wiggers followed with a line drive that missed being a home run by inches, hitting the top railing in left field driving in Smart and Williams.