Throwback Thursday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 18, 2015


Editor’s note: This article is part of our “Throwback Thursday” series. This article is from our June 2, 2001 files.


Fifteen unanswered runs helped erase a 9-0 deficit and beat the Andalusia Bulldogs 15-9 here at Bulldog Park on Friday night.


Enterprise used a nine-run third inning to erase a 9-0 Bulldog lead after two complete. Enterprise then scored six more runs over the fifth and sixth innings to seal up the victory.


The Loss was the first of the season for Andalusia who was coming off a 4-0 run to win the Opp Crispy Chick Tournament on Monday.


“We’ll see how well we react to this,” said Andalusia manager Steve Bryant after the loss. “We probably thought we were in for an easy game but then Mark (Wall) has a bad inning. We didn’t start things back up when we needed to.”


Part of the reason is that once Enterprise tied the game, they brought in their ace pitcher in John Grimsley who proceeded to throw five innings of shutout ball.


Grimsley struck out the first five Bulldogs faced over the third and fourth innings. He finished with eight fans. The Bulldogs managed just two hits off him in the five innings, a pair of fourth inning singles by Will Starr and Daniel Wall.


Before Grimsley entered, Enterprise took advantage of three walks, two hits batsman, an error and two hits to put the first eight men on with six coming home.


Michael Miller was inserted to stop the fire. He got the first out on a pop up but then lost Brad Snowgrove for a game-tying three-run homer.


Miller would recover by retiring the next six batters to take a 9-9 game into the fifth inning. But a hit batter followed by a RBI hit from Snowgrove put Enterprise in the lead. With the bases-loaded, Wall re-entered as the pitcher.


He was greeted with a two-run single from Nate Webber. Eric Bradley completed the four-run rally when he scored on a back-to-third overthrow.


A two-run single by Grimsley in the sixth capped Enterprise’s 15-run assault.


Andalusia’s offense was highlighted by a pair of two-run homers by Shane Prater and Ryan Mitchell. Prater hit his in the first to highlight a five-run inning. Mitchell’s came in the second to cap a four-run second. Starr had a RBI double in the first to finish with two hits.