LBW falls to Snead State in ACC tourney

Published 2:05 am Saturday, May 13, 2017

The LBWCC Saints put up a strong fight, but fell 14-11 in 12 innings to Snead State in the first round of the Alabama Community College Conference baseball tournament on Friday morning in Ozark.

Trey McMillian drew a walk to start the bottom of the first inning, but the Saints were unable to bring him around to score.

In the top of the second inning, Garrett Hollinghead picked up a pair of strike outs to start the frame and got the third batter to ground out for a 1-2-3 inning.

Harrison Morris singled with two outs in the bottom of the second inning and moved to second on a single from Jack Stamps.

The Saints loaded up the bases when H Jacobs was hit by a pitch.

Ko Powell was then plunked to give the Saints a 1-0 lead.

Gunner Hendrix got things rolling with a single in the bottom of the third inning and then a home run off the bat of Matt Christian gave the Saints a 3-0 lead.

Snead State rallied and got three runs off six hits in the top of top of the fourth inning to tie the game 3-3.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Jacobs and Powell were hit by pitches and then the Saints loaded the bases with a single from McMillian.

Hendrix then gave the Saints the lead back when hit sent a sacrifice fly to left field.

Christian followed with a single to center to put the Saints up 5-3.

Matt Jones extended the lead when he ripped a double to left field to score McMillian and Christian.

Morris then doubled home Jones to put the Saints on top 8-3.

In the bottom of the fifth, Jacobs walked to start the frame and then advanced to third on single from Powell.

Hendrix then ripped a one-out single that scored Jacobs.

Christian extended his strong day with a sacrifice fly to put the Saints up 10-3.

In the top of the eighth, Snead State closed the gap to 10-8.

Christian’s day got even better when he led off of the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run to put the Saints up 11-8.

Snead State rallied in the top of the ninth inning and tied the game 11-11 with a sacrifice fly.