Saints topple Bishop State

Published 12:05 am Friday, March 31, 2017

The LBWCC Saints’ baseball team picked up a big conference win on Thursday when the topped the Bishop State Wildcats 5-2 in Andalusia

Saints’ starting pitcher T McKinneley worked around a pair of walks in the top of the first inning to keep the Wildcats off the board.

Matt Jones got things started with a double to right field and moved to third off of a single from Harrison Morris.

However, the Saints were unable to move either runner across the plate.

The Wildcats got a little life in the top of the second inning after a one-out walk and single, but the Saints bared down and rolled a double play up the middle to end the threat.

In the top of the third inning, Bishop State got on the board first with a bases-loaded walk.

Another bases-loaded walk put the Wildcats up 2-0.

Gunner Hendrix singled with two outs in the bottom of the second inning and moved up to second off of a wild pitch.

Matt Christian put the Saints on the board when he drove in Hendrix with an RBI double to right.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Saints continued producing two-out hits.

Micah McCaskill double to left with two outs and the came around to score on double from Ko Powell to tie the game 2-2.

The Saints took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning off of another two-out hit.

Hendrix reached first off of a one-out error and then scored off of a two-out single from Chauncey Callier to put the Saints on top 3-2.

Tyler Sharp followed with a single to left field that scored Callier from second base.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, McCaskill got things started with a triple over the head of the Wildcats’ right fielder.

Jones then ripped a ball to third base that caused the Wildcats’ third baseman to misplay the play.

The error led to Jones reaching safely and McCaskill coming around to score to put the Saints on top 5-2.

Morris reached first on a bunt, but Jones was thrown out at the plate attempting to score on the play.

Jones, Christian, Callier, Sharp and Powell drove in one run each in the Saints’ victory.