BIG HITS RALLY SAINTS: LBWCC uses long ball to drop Chatt Valley
The LBWCC Saints picked up a 12-9 win over the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Pirates on Thursday afternoon in Andalusia.
In the top of the first inning, Carson Allison drew walk to start things off of the Pirates.
Davis Schwartz moved him to second with a single before Landon Pritchett struck out Kale Ledford for the first out of the inning.
Pritchett then struck out Jason Rooks for the second out of the inning.
The Pirates kept the inning alive with a walk to Slade Gorman to load the bases.
Back-to-back hits from Austin Zeitler and Tyler Daughtry gave the Pirates an early 4-0 lead.
Jack Lipson added a run-scoring single to put the Pirates up 5-0.
Bryson Gandy put the Saints on the board with one out in the bottom of the first inning when he drove a ball over the fence in left field.
In the top of the second inning, Pritchett retired the Pirates in order with a pair of ground outs and a fly out.
Reid Whitaker got things going for the Saints with a single to start the bottom of the second inning.
Jarius Cooley followed with a single before a strikeout from Evan Barber was the first out of the inning.
The Pirates then got a double play to end the inning.
In the top of the third inning, Pritchett got a leadoff ground out before back-to-back hit batters put the Pirates in business.
The Pirates then got three-straight singles to take an 8-1 lead.
The Saints got the bottom of the third started with a walk to Jonathan Palmer.
Palmer moved to third on a one-out single from Gandy.
Palmer then came into score off of a double steal with Gandy.
Ethan Wells followed with a single to score Gandy with ease to cut the Pirates’ lead down to 8-3.
Pritchett struck out the first batter in the top of the fourth inning on his way to a 1-2-3 inning.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Trey Simmons got things going with a single to center field.
Parker Griffin moved Simmons to third with a single to left field.
Palmer hit a ball hard to shortstop and the Pirates booted and allowed Simmons to score.
The Saints then loaded the bases with a single from Hall.
Gandy tied the game up when he launched a grand slam over the fence in right field for his second home run of the game.
Trevor Shelton kept the inning going with a one-out double before coming around to score on single from Cooley.
Pritchett opened up the top of the fifth inning by striking out Daughtry.
The Pirates then got a single, but Pritchett got a double play to end the frame.
Griffin singled to start the bottom of the fifth inning for the Saints.
Griffin moved to third when Palmer reached off of an error.
Hall then came through with a single that score Griffin and Palmer.
Gandy came up with nobody out and one runner for the Saints.
The Pirates had seen enough from Gandy as they walked him on four straight pitches.
The Pirates then got the next three batters out to end the inning.
The Saints held an 11-8 win after five innings of play.
In the top of the sixth inning, Allison drew walk from Pritchett to start the frame.
Pritchett struck out Schwartz swinging for the first out.
A double and then a fielder’s choice allowed the Pirates to score one run.
Pritchett followed with a fly ball to left for the final out.
Cooley opened up the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, but was erased on a double play.
The Saints got an insurance run when Griffin launched a solo shot to center to put the Saints up 12-9.
Conner Moye came in for the Saints on the mound in the top of the seventh and struck out the first batter he faced.
Moye got Daughtry to ground out to first for the second out before giving up a single to Jojo Odachowski.
The Saints finished off the win with a fly ball to Palmer in right field.
Gandy led the way for the Saints at the plate going 3-for-3 with five RBIs and three runs scored.
Pritchett picked up the win and Moye earned the five-out save.