Opp Bobcats roar to area title

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2003

The lion may be the "King of the Jungle" but the bobcat is the king of Class 4A, Area

3 when it comes to baseball.

The Opp Bobcats completed a clean sweep of area opponents this past weekend with a 12-0 win against Geneva on Friday and a 16-3 victory against Daleville on Saturday.

Josh Anderson paced the Bobcats against Geneva with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate to go with four RBIs and a stolen base.

Anderson continued to be a force on Saturday against Daleville with a grand slam.

Brock Kelley also had a hot bat against Daleville. Kelley was 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs scored, a

double and five RBIs.

The Bobcats also topped Daleville on Monday by a final score of 10-0. Heath Williamson was the winning pitcher for the Bobcats crafting an one-hitter. He struck out eight.

The Bobcats' winning streak came to an end Tuesday with a 5-3 loss to Charles Henderson High School of Troy.

Langdon Stanley pitched five innings and allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk. He struck out eight.

Drew Mims pitched two innings and gave up three hits, but did not give up a run. He recorded one strikeout.

Charles Henderson's Trojans went on top 2-0 in the top of the first inning.

The score remained 2-0 until the top of the fourth inning when the Trojans scored two more runs for a 4-0 lead.

One more run crossed the plate in the top of the fifth inning for Charles Henderson for a 5-0 lead.

Opp scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Mims started off the rally with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch.

Williamson followed Mims and drew a walk to put runners on first and second for Brad Barton.

Barton came through with an RBI-single. The next two batters were retired, but Daniel Coleman kept the inning going by drawing a walk to load the bases.

Jason Stanley came up big with a two-RBI single before the Trojans could get out of the inning.

The Trojans, however, held on for a 5-3 win.

Next for the Opp Bobcats is a 5 p.m. game at Carroll High School in Ozark on Monday.