FHS Wildcats split twin bill with McKenzie

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Florala Wildcats split a Friday twin bill wit the McKenzie Tigers in McKenzie.




Florala took an early lead, but McKenzie fought back for a 13-8 win.

Caleb Wood got the game started with a single and quickly stole second.

Wood moved to third on a passed ball and then scored off of ground ball from Justin Paul.

Jacob Hammac reached first after drawing a walk and then stole second.

Dylan Hobby followed with a single to put the Wildcats up 2-0.

McKenzie then scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game.

McKenzie took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the third.

Florala took the lead back with a three-run fourth inning, but McKenzie responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to go up 8-5.

Hammac led the Wildcats at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.




In the final game of the day, the Wildcats held off the Tigers for an 18-10 win.

Florala got things going with a pair of walks to Hunter Adams and Hagen Hughes to start the top of the second inning.

The Wildcats then loaded the bases when Judd Goolsby reached on a dropped third strike.

Wood put the Wildcats on top with a two-RBI double.

Paul followed with an RBI single and then a double from Hammac made the score 5-1.

Hobby kept the hit parade rolling with an RBI single to right field.

Adams then drew his second walk of the inning.

Hughes then came through with an RBI double to give Florala an 8-1 lead.

McKenzie bounced back with five runs in the bottom of the second inning.

In the top of the third inning, Florala went up 9-6 when Paul laced a double to center that scored a run.

Hobby and Adams opened the top of the fourth inning when a pair of singles.

Hughes followed with a walk to load the bases.

Logan West cleared the ducks off of the pond with a three-run triple to push the Florala lead up to 12-6.

Florala continued to stretch their advantage as they went up 17-7 in top of the sixth inning.

Paul and West led the way for the Wildcats at the plate, driving in three runs each.

Wood and Hughes drove in the two runs each.

Paul, Hammac, Hobby, and West all had a multi-hit game.