Jags make quick work of Choctaws
by Donell Maxie
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Broad Street's Warentavious Royster completes a steal of third base as he gets down and slides safely as his coach Ashkelon Stapleton is right on top of the play giving instructions. Royster and the Jaguars defeated West Tallahatchie 21-2.
Broad Street's Warentavious Royster completes a steal of third base as he gets down and slides safely as his coach Ashkelon Stapleton is right on top of the play giving instructions. Royster and the Jaguars defeated West Tallahatchie 21-2.
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SHELBY— The Broad Street Jaguars made quick work of the West Tallahatchie Choctaws here Tuesday in Region 3-2A baseball action by winning 21-2 in a game that was called after three innings due to the mercy rule.

The win improved the Jaguars to 2-1-1 overall with a 1-1-1 mark in the region. West Tally fell to 1-6 with a 0-4 mark in the region.

Broad Street's Demarcus Alexander picked up the win on the hill as he pitched three innings with five strikeouts, two walks and two hit batters.

In the top of the first, the Choctaws managed to get the lead-off runner on base as Alexander hit Rajes Hodges to put him on first. Alexander also hit the next batter to put runners on first and second.

Broad Street's sophomore hurler struck out the next batter for the first out of the inning, but walked Chauncey Matthews to load the bases. Alexander settled down and struck out Trendarius Anderson for out number two, but a walk of Anthony Williams gave West Tally a 1-0 lead. The Choctaws managed to score another run when a pitch got by Broad Street catcher Brandon Ray for a 2-0 West Tally lead.

Alexander put an end to the inning with a three-pitch gem that sent Jamal Fultz back to the dugout on strikes for the third and final out of the inning.

The bottom half of the first inning lasted nearly 45 minutes as the Jaguars took complete advantage of their time at the plate.

West Tally walked the first six batters faced and by that time the Jaguars had taken a 5-2 lead. The Jaguars made it 6-2 as they scored another run off a passed ball. The next Broad Street batter popped out for the first out of the inning, but on the next at-bat Jimmie Biggs socked a single for the first hit of the game. The next three batters were walked which led to a 9-2 game.

Corey Alexander stroked a RBI-single for a 10-2 lead, and Warentavious Royster followed with another RBI single for an 11-2 advantage. The Jaguars added five more runs to take a 16-2 lead before the inning finally came to a close.

The Jaguars' defense shut down the Choctaws in the top of the second and while the offense scored seven runs in the bottom half of the inning for a 21-2 lead.

The defense shut down the Choctaws in the top of the third to close out the game in three innings.

Corey Alexander led the Jaguars at the plate with two hits, while Biggs and Royster had a hit each in the win.

Broad Street will be back in action on Apr. 5 against John F. Kennedy in Shelby.