June 10, 2004

Memphis Baseball Team Opens Season With Split

The Memphis Pony League baseball team is off to a 1-1 start for the 2004 season. The Jackson Auction Service team opened the year with a 9-2 victory at Kirksville.

Greg Neagle picked up the victory on the mound, hurling a complete game. Neagle had a perfect game through five innings before yielding a pair of hits and one walk over the final two frames. He struck out eight Kirksville batters.

Jackson Auction Service went ahead with three runs in the top of the third. The squad added four more in the top of the fourth before capping off the offense with two more tallies in the fifth frame.

Nick Oldham was 2-4 at the plate with a double and a pair of runs scored. Aaron Dale and Dustin Roach each added a pair of hits and both crossed the plate twice in the contest.

The team took to the field in Canton on Memorial Day, May 31 for the second contest. Jackson Auction Service led 7-4 before the weather changed. Canton scored 10 runs in the fifth inning in the middle of inclement weather. The home team went on to win 17-7.

Neagle was 1-1 at the plate. He walked and was hit by the pitch twice. Derek Bradley was 1-2 with a run scored and Joe Talbert added a pair of hits and two runs scored in the losing cause.

The team plays at Unionville June 2 and heads to Canton again on June 9. They wrap up a busy week on the road playing at Lancaster June 10 before returning to Schuyler County June 12 for a double header.

The team hosts its first home game on June 19 when Novinger will travel to Memphis for a double header.

Jackson Auction Service will host Edina June 23, the day before the start of the NEMO Tournament which runs through June 27.

July finds the team at home for a pair of games. Kirksville will come to Memphis July 5 followed by a visit from Canton on July 7. The last scheduled game is July 10 at Novinger for a double header.

Coach David Jackson stated additional games may be added to the schedule as the season progresses.

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