Winner-take-all game 3
Published 12:05 am Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Andalusia Bulldogs took the first game of the night, but W.S. Neal rallied to win game two and force game three.
W.S. NEAL 10
In the opening game of the best-of-three series, the Bulldogs survived a late rally by W.S. Neal to pick up an 11-10 victory.
The Bulldogs got the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning when Grant Holley came around to score on single from Will Clark.
Andalusia added to their lead in the bottom of the second inning when Chase Hopkins singled home Chandler Jones.
Hopkins then came around to score on single from Garrett Davis.
A single from Riley Graham scored Ethan Wilson and gave the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead heading into the third inning.
Wilson continued to dominate on the mound for the Bulldogs and then the offense added three more runs in the bottom of the third inning to put Andalusia on top 7-0.
Will Jones and Nathan Langley scored off errors and Hopkins drove in another run for the Bulldogs in the top of the third.
The Bulldogs took a 10-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth, but W.S. Neal began to scrape and claw their way back into the game.
W.S. Neal got four runs in the top of the sixth inning to make it 10-6.
Andalusia added a crucial run in the bottom of the sixth when Langley scored on a passed ball.
W.S. Neal plated four runs in the top of the seventh and nearly tied the game, but a heads up play by shortstop Sabaskin Stallworth got the Bulldogs the final out of the game.
Davis finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Hogan Nichols finished the game 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Graham went 3-for-4 at the plate.
Wilson struck out seven in the win.
W.S. NEAL 9,
W.S. Neal took an early lead in the second game of the series and were able to hold off the Bulldogs for a 9-4 win.
W.S. Neal took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on single from Garrett Barton.
The Bulldogs tied the game up in the top of the second inning when Graham came around to score on an error.
Langley later came around to score on throw to give Andalusia a 2-1 lead.
W.S. Neal tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning with a single up the middle.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, W.S. Neal poured on six runs to go on top 8-2.
Langley scored a run in the top of the sixth inning off a single from Hopkins.
A single from Davis then scored Stallworth to cut the W.S. Neal lead to 8-4.
W.S. Neal’s final run of the game came on sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The win for W.S. Neal forces a game-three rubber match today at noon.