Wells belts two bombs in Gators’ runaway victory|[02/28/07]

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco will be glad to know he’s getting a potential power hitter in Tyler Wells.

The Vicksburg senior had his second straight two home run game as the Gators belted visiting Greenville-Weston 22-1 Tuesday night in the Division 3-5A opener at Bazinsky Field.

Wells’ three-run bomb in the first inning was followed by a solo home run by Stanton Price. He then had a two-run shot in the third inning to go with two singles. It was Wells’ second two-homer game in a row. He had a pair of homers in Saturday’s 17-7 win over Meridian at Brandon in the Mid-Mississippi Classic.

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&#8220That’s four in two games,” said an excited VHS coach Jamie Creel. &#8220The first home run he had against Meridian was like the second one tonight. Just a bomb. But the back-to-back jacks in the first inning with him and Stanton really set the tone for us.”

Both of Wells’ homers were high fly balls that sailed easily out of left-center field.

&#8220For some reason, I hit them high,” said Wells who signed with Bianco’s Rebels in November. He’ll join two other former Gators in Justin and Jordan Henry in Oxford next fall.

&#8220I’m not undercutting. It’s an even swing. It’s just with the trajectory of my bat, the ball just goes. A lot of my home runs, there’s just no doubt about them,” Wells said.

&#8220I’ve been seeing the ball well,” added Wells, who finished with seven RBIs.

Price drove in four, including two off a two-run double later in a 12-run Gator first inning. He then had an RBI grounder in the fourth that made it 22-1.

The Gators (4-3, 1-0 Division 3-5A) batted around twice in their first at-bat. They scored 10 runs off Greenville-Weston starter Kardell Lovett, who got just one of 11 batters out and that came on a force at home plate.

After Greenville, which came into the game with a 4-0 record, scored a run in the first inning, Price retired the next 11 Hornets before a two-out, fourth inning infield single by Jadarian Jackson broke up the streak.

Price finished with 10 strikeouts and walked none in the five-inning decision.

Judd Mims reached base four times and scored four runs while Eric Coleman also scored four runs to go with two hits.

&#8220This is two games in a row where we’ve scored a bunch of runs after a disappointing loss to Southeast Lauderdale,” Creel said.

St. Al 22, Bogue Chitto 6

St. Aloysius scored 19 runs over the first three innings to claim a Division 7-1A victory on Tuesday.

Pierson Waring won his first game of the season, hit a double and had two hits to pace the Flashes’ 14-hit attack. Bogue Chitto committed seven errors to help St. Al’s cause.

Ryno Martin-Nez hit a home run, while Jordan Muirhead, Stephen Evans and Justin Rushing each hit a double in the victory.

The Flashes (4-1) are scheduled to host Enterprise-Lincoln on Friday at 6.