Andy GETS walk-off WIN

Published 1:22 am Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Morgan gets homer in bottom of 7th

A walk-off homerun pushed the Andalusia Bulldog Varsity Baseball team to a stellar victory over the Straughn High School Tigers, 7-6.

Andalusia took an early lead in the second inning when Hogan Nichols singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

The Tigers took the lead, when Brady Hamrac homered on a hard hit ball to left field, making the score 2-1.

Garrett Davis singled on a line drive to left field to bring in Aiden Amos to tie things up at two in the bottom of the second inning.

Nichols got another RBI single on a line drive to left field, bringing in Gill Morgan to take the lead 3-2.

The Bulldogs kept the score going in the bottom of the fourth inning after an error from Straughn allowed Morgan to get safe on first. Nichols grounded out, but Morgan made it to the plate to make it 4-2.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Andalusia picked up two more runs off of a wild pitch and a double by J.W. Jones, increasing their lead to 6-2.

Straughn came out strong in the top of the sixth after Gabrien Dunn doubled on a ground ball down the third base line, driving in three runs to tie the game heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Jones came up strong for the Bulldogs on the mound in the top of the seventh inning striking three Tigers out.

Chip Morgan came up to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning and nailed a home run over the left field wall to win the game.

Jones was credited with the victory for Andalusia. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over one inning, striking out three and walking one. Noah Kelly threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

The Bulldogs tallied eight hits. Morgan and Nichols each collected multiple hits for Andalusia. Morgan led the Bulldogs with three hits in four at bats. Nichols made the most plays with nine.

Clay Ashberry went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Straughn in hits.

“This is what we are struggling with, we just don’t approach each game the same way,” AHS head coach Tyler Dent said. “We didn’t approach that game or Saturday’s game like it was a first round playoff game and that is what I am disappointed in. I thought that we threw the ball well and approached the plate well, but our approach to baseball games has got to be better because this game is so mental.”

Andalusia returns to the field against Enterprise High School in Andalusia on Thurs., March 7, at 6 p.m.

Straughn High School faces Brantley High School at Brantley on Thurs., March 7, at 4 p.m.