ACTION HEATS UP ON DIAMOND: LBWCC was swept by Wallace-Dothan

Published 12:05 am Saturday, April 13, 2019

The LBWCC Saints’ baseball team put up a fight, but were swept on Friday by Wallace-Dothan in Andalusia.




In the first game of the day, the Saints battled back, but fell 6-4.

Wallace-Dothan got started rolling early as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Jesse Hall got things going for LBWCC with a single up the middle to start the bottom of the first inning.

Hall attempted to steal second, but was thrown out by the Wallace-Dothan catcher.

Wallace-Dothan then picked up a strikeout for the second out of the frame.

Trevor Shelton came up with two outs and put a charge into the baseball sending it towering over the fence in left field.

Wallace-Dothan came out strong in the top of the second inning as the pushed their lead up to 5-1.

Wallace-Dothan looked like they might increase their lead in when they got runners on first and second with one out.

Jonathan Holbert then induced a ground ball to third base for a 5-4-3 double play to end the threat.

The Saints picked up a pair of two-out singles, but three strikeouts in the inning kept LBWCC from scoring.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Hall singled to left field.

Ethan Wells then drew walk to put the Saints in business.

Shelton came through again with monster home run to cut the score to 5-4.

Gandy was then hit by a pitch to keep the inning rolling.

Jarius Colley ripped a double down the line with two outs, but the Saints were unable to tie the game.

Wallace-Dothan picked up a run in the top of the sixth inning to help them to a 6-4 win.




The Saints battled in the second game of the day, but Wallace-Dothan came away with the win.

Wallace-Dothan grabbed the lead in the top of the second inning with a two-run double.

In the bottom of the second inning, Gandy started the frame off with a double.

Colley followed with an infield single that pushed Gandy over to third.

Russ Carpenter then put the Saints on the board as he drove in Gandy with a sacrifice fly.

Wallace-Dothan got the run back in the top of the third inning with a home run over the fence in the left field.

The Saints got a single from Innes Mackay to start the bottom of the third inning.

Wells then came through with a one-out double that plated Mackay from second.

In the top of the fourth inning, Wallace-Dothan started the frame.

The Saints then got pop out before a hit batter and then an error led to another run.

In the bottom of the fourth, Colley led the frame off with a single and then stole second.

Carpenter moved him over to third with a bunt and then Reid Whitaker drove him in.

After four innings of play, the Saints trailed 4-3.

Wallace-Dothan tacked on two runs in the fifth inning, one run in the sixth inning and one run in the seventh to compete their victory.