South Pemiscot junior hurler Jacob Trammel (pictured) shut down the Risco Tigers in the 2012 fall baseball tournament championship game Thursday, Sept. 27. Trammel fanned 10 batters in a three-hit, 9-0 shutout of the Tigers.
South Pemiscot certainly exerted some muscle in the tournament, outscoring their opponents 19-0 and recording shutouts in both tournament games. After downing Delta C-7 10-0 in opening-round action, the 'Dogs went on to shut out the Risco Tigers 9-0 in the championship game Thursday, Sept. 27, led on the mound by junior ace Jacob Trammel. The hard-throwing right hander was excellent in seven innings of work, striking out 10 and allowing only three hits while issuing no walks.
South Pemiscot Coach Jason House says his pitching staff pulled together well to close the season and really shined in the tournament. "I felt like our pitching staff was one of our strong points," he said. "Austin Wagner, Jacob Farmer and Trammel total gave up six hits, three walks, no runs and struck out 13 batters. It takes all of us to work together to be successful. Without one, we fail as a team."
As for the Bulldogs' hitting against Risco pitching, all nine starters recorded at least one hit each. Catcher Logan Carter paced South Pemiscot with two hits, including a triple. Trammel helped his pitching cause with two hits, while Collin Gilmore also smacked a pair of safeties.
John Thomas Laden belted a double, while Austin Wagner, David Perry, Jacob Farmer, Blake White and Zach Whittington all had one hit apiece.
As for the fall season itself, House says his pitching really stepped up, as noted, leaving him with a defense that was reeling in five errors a game early on. "The later we got into the season we cut them down to one or two errors a game," he said.
Going into the season, House realized he had a good group of kids, and was really happy with the way his team swung the bats all season. However, he didn't necessarily emphasize "winning and losing", or even individual performance.
"I tried to figure out who was capable of filling a spot for the spring and worked on getting better," he said. "And, I believe this (fall championship) is a major confidence booster for our spring season. Any time a team ends a season with a win, I believe it helps them become stronger."