Late rally lifts Bears over S. Pike Eagles
Published 9:00 pm Sunday, April 7, 2013
The West Lincoln Bears erupted for 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and edged South Pike 7-6 in Saturday’s finale at the Cow Palace. Tanner Boutwell drove in the tying run and Jared Case delivered the game-winning RBI.
West Lincoln won the opener 6-3 over the Eagles from Magnolia.
“We finally got some clutch hits in the second game,” said West Lincoln coach Steve Barrington. “Through the first five innings we left 10 runners on base.”
The Bears (4-12) host Bogue Chitto Tuesday for a Region 7-1A test. Junior varsity starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7.
Vicksburg St. Aloysius leads the region race with a 4-0 region record and Natchez Cathedral is second at 3-1. West Lincoln and Bogue Chitto are battling for third place and the final berth in the state playoffs.
W. Lincoln 6, South Pike 3 Brady Wilson pitched the Bears past South Pike. Wilson struck out 8 batters, walked 6 and gave up 3 hits.
Blake Landrip (2K, 1BB) was the losing pitcher. He allowed 8 hits.
At the plate, the Bears got 3 hits from center fielder Jared Case. Tanner Boutwell doubled. Tyler Moak, Alex Neal, Chase Buckles and Wilson singled.
The Eagles got singles from Kadarius Varnado, Johnathan Cooper and Keshon Nince.
The Bears scored twice in the first inning and plated 4 more runs in the fifth.
W. Lincoln 7, South Pike 6
Tanner Boutwell pitched the nightcap. He went 7 innings. He struck out 4 batters, walked 4 and gave up 9 hits.
Cooper (2K, 2BB) was the losing pitcher. He gave up 17 hits.
Leading West Lincoln’s hit parade was Alex Neal with singles. Jared Case doubled twice and singled. Lofton Sills singled twice and doubled. Brady Wilson singled and doubled. Jeremy Burns doubled and singled. Boutwell singled twice. Moak and Bryce Temple singled.
The Eagles got a double and a single from Varnado. Matthew Church doubled and singled. Jason Coleman singled twice. Robert Holmes, Roy Tapp and Zach Morgan singled.