Wildcats claw out win over Tigers
Thirteen of Red Level's outs came via strikeouts against Florala starting pitcher Robby Evans Thursday as the Wildcats clawed out a 4-3 win against the visiting Tigers.
Evans pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits. He recorded 13 strikeouts.
Evans also had a productive game at the plate with a 1-for-2 performance. He had two RBIs in the victory.
Kaleb Schofield went 1-for-3 in the game for the Wildcats and had two RBIs in the win.
Florala went on top 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning when Mark Geohagan scored. He reached base on an error and moved to third on a passed ball. Geohagan scored when Evans hit a sacrifice fly.
The Wildcats added two runs in the bottom of the third inning when Zach Bradley and Evans scored. Bradley and Evans both reached base on singles. Bradley moved to second on a stolen base and then to third on Evans' hit. Evans stole second to get in scoring position. Bradley scored on a passed ball. Evans moved to third via another stolen base and scored on a RBI-single by Schofield.
Geohagan scored in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Wildcats a 4-0 lead.
Geohagan reached base on a double in the fifth inning and then stole third base. He scored later in the inning on a fielder's choice by Evans.
Red Level mounted a rally and scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning.
The two-out rally began when Larry Hudson reached on a single. He raced from first to third on an error by the Florala right fielder. Hudson scored on an error by the third baseman.
Chaz Maloy reached base on the error by the third baseman. Cody Warren reached base on another error.
Maloy eventually scored in the inning on a bases loaded walk to Frank Tolbert. Warren scored moments later on a passed ball.
The Wildcats got out of the jam without giving up the lead and held on for a 4-3 win.
Florala returns to the diamond on Tuesday when the Wildcats travel to New Brockton to take on the Gamecocks.
Red Level's next game is scheduled for Monday when the Tigers host the Samson Tigers at 3:30 p.m.