FHS Wildcats run rule Georgiana

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Florala Wildcats used timely hits and strong pitching to knock off the Georgiana Panthers 11-1 in Tuesday baseball action in Florala.

Caleb Wood got the start on the mound and breezed through the opening frame.

Caleb Wood picked up the win on the mound Tuesday against Georgiana.
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In the bottom of the first inning, the Wildcats struck first when Dylan Hobby drove in a run with a single.

A wild pitch then allowed Jacob Hammac to score to put Florala up 2-0.

The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the third inning when Hammac led off the frame with a blistering home run that hit the Georgiana bus parked out behind the left field fence.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Wildcats took advantage of miscues from the Panthers as they played eight runs in the inning.

Georgiana picked up a run off of an error, but the Wildcats shut the door to pick up the 11-1 victory.

“I thought we came out and capitalized on the things we worked on this past week,” Florala head coach Tyler Zessin said. “That was not making mistakes and hitting the ball better and I thought we did both of those things. We forced them to make plays and it helped our pitchers. We only gave up one hit. We are good ball team that has yet to put it together.”

Hammac led the Wildcats going 2-for-2 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Hobby was also 2-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored.