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Conyers takes one in twin bill
Bazzani continues good pitching in 8-2 victory

CONYERS - Conyers Post 77 split a doubleheader with Douglasville on Tuesday, winning the first game 8-2 and dropping the nightcap 7-3 at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

In the opener, Anthony Bazzani continued his stellar pitching, allowing a run in 52/3 innings. Bazzani, who was coming off six one-hit innings against Gainesville in the POW/MIA Tournament on Friday, faced the minimum number of batters through three innings before allowing a solo home run to lead off the fourth.

"He's in a groove right now," coach Eddie Bagwell said of Bazzani. "He has a real good feel for all his pitches; a real good feel for the game. He's been dominating for us."

Recent addition Ross Roberts continued to excel at the plate, starting a four-run rally in the second with a two-run double and adding a two-run home run an inning later.

"(Roberts) had a big day for us," said Bagwell. "He's swinging the bat for us extremely well."

The nightcap was a different story. Conyers made four errors and stranded 13 runners on base in one of the team's sloppier games of the 2009 season.

David Lockwood, making his first start, struck out 10 batters in six innings, but four of the seven runs he allowed were unearned.

"(Lockwood) pitched a good game; pitched good enough to win," Bagwell said. "We made too many errors and left too many guys stranded. You can't win ball games like that. We were due a game like that, I just didn't want it to happen last night."

Conyers returns to action Friday with a doubleheader against Duluth at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

Kurt Aschermann Jr. can be reached at kurt.aschermann@rockdalecitizen.com.