Waddell mystifies Hornets in victory|Prep baseball

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 27, 2010

From staff reports

The way Vicksburg pitcher Cody Waddell was mixing up his fastball and curve, there was little chance Greenville-Weston would get anything started against him.

The right-hander improved to 3-0, striking out five and allowing only two hits with no walks, to pace the Gators to a 10-0 win over visiting Greenville-Weston on Friday at Bazinsky Field.

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“I thought Cody did an outstanding job on the mound,” Vicksburg coach Jamie Creel said. “He threw the ball with more velocity than he’s thrown the ball with all year and he’s only going to continue to get better.”

Waddell got plenty of run support behind him.

The Gators (8-6) wasted little time in the bottom of the first. Jonathan Clay singled home the first Gator run and Jacob Thomas later grounded out to drive in another as Vicksburg put two on the board after one.

In the Vicksburg third, the Gators blew open the contest.

RBI singles by Waddell and Justin Pettway were the highlights as the Gators hung five runs on the board to take a commanding 7-0 advantage.

The Gators added another run in the fourth as Keaton Jones supplied an RBI single.

In the fifth, the Gators closed out the contest. An error, a dropped third strike and a walk loaded the bases and another error allowed two to score to end the contest.

Clay and Jones had two singles apiece for Vicksburg, which will face Madison Central today at Bazinsky Field at 1 p.m.