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Bottom of the lineup drives Sickles win at Crest

By Jarrett Guthrie, editor

DOVER – Strawberry Crest did about all you could ask against Hillsborough County’s top-ranked team on Tuesday. Facing Sickles ace, Dylan Eskew the Chargers swung early, made contact, and on the mound held the meat of the order of the sixtee…four-win Gryphons at bay most of the game.

Unfortunately, Eskew was just too composed, and Sickles is a team just too complete as the bottom of the Gryphons’ order churned out early hits, plated early runs and cruised to a 5-1 win. “

The game was a battle for a Sickles team that has been snarling fire since the program self-reported a violation due to a player providing an inaccurate address to the FHSAA three weeks ago and was stripped of 12 wins. Since the forfeits, Sickles has won five games, three by mercy-rule and a six-run win over Hillsborough.

In the second inning, the bottom of the Sickles (5-14) lineup got things going with a walk drawn by Rolando Linares, a single from Justin Turk, before the first run score…

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