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Gentry's arm, D-B bats overwhelm Boone

March 17th, 2014 10:50 pm by George Thwaites

Gentry's arm, D-B bats overwhelm Boone

D-B starter Logan Gentry delivers a pitch to the plate against Boone during Monday's Big 7 game at J. Fred Johnson in Kingsport. (Ned Jilton II photo)

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KINGSPORT — After getting off to a red-hot start, Daniel Boone's hitters ran into a cold snap at Dobyns-Bennett.

Logan Gentry tossed an efficient two-hitter and D-B picked up a 10-0 Big 7 Conference win over the Trailblazers in five innings Monday at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.

The St. Patrick's Day massacre was a rude interlude for the Trailblazers (3-1, 1-1), who'd pushed across 46 runs over their first three games.

"I think it's good for us to see that there's some things offensively we need to work on. We need to do a better job when we face guys who have a good change-up and a good breaking ball," said Boone skipper Rob Hoover.

Cameron Clabaugh and Zach Peters were the only 'Blazers hitters to touch Gentry (2-0), who'd been a keen observer of Boone's progress.

"We heard a lot about them, but we'd heard enough of it and we were ready to do something about it. We played real well tonight," said Gentry, who struck out four and walked none.

Gentry's two-run homer off an 0-2 pitch by East Tennessee State signee Daniel Cox (1-1) highlighted D-B's five-run rally in the third inning. It was Gentry's first hit of the season, followed by a single in the fourth.

The Tribe also got a two-RBI triple from Christian Bailey in the third.

"I was just looking for something early in the count, which I got, and it was over the plate and a little outside, so I did what I could with it," said Bailey, who added a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Sammy Stewart had two hits for D-B, including a double in the third. Payton Marshall notched a two-RBI double in the five-run fourth, his second lick of the day. He drove in three runs.

The Indians (4-0, 2-0) put together a season-high 10 hits.

"I'm very shocked, not that we performed well, but I thought it would be close," said D-B coach Ryan Wagner, whose squad recovered from stranding two runners in scoring position in the first. "We were playing for a run or two. But then we got ahead and just kind of swung the bats today." 

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