Bears dismantle Amite County

Published 11:45 am Friday, March 25, 2016

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln's Lofton Sills (18) slides safely into home plate on a pass ball against Amite County Wednesday night.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln’s Lofton Sills (18) slides safely into home plate on a pass ball against Amite County Wednesday night.

The West Lincoln Bears defeated the Amite County Trojans 17-2 Wednesday night in Region 7-2A baseball action to complete the series sweep at West Lincoln.

In Tuesday action, the Bears crushed the Trojans 20-0 in Liberty.

The Bears (9-3, 4-0) will return to action Tuesday as they host the Bassfield Yellowjackets for another big division test. Junior varsity action begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30.

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West Lincoln 20, Amite Co. 0 

Twenty runs in the first three innings of action helped the Bears clinch an easy win over the Trojans.

A walk by Kylar Fielder, an RBI single by Seth Bivens, an RBI triple by Lofton Sills and a groundout by Daniel Spears in first inning powered the Bears’ attack.

In the second inning, West Lincoln continues its offensive surge with a RBI single by Nathanael Addison and a two-run double by Bivens.

Bivens racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Bears.

Spears had a solid performance on the mound for the Bears as he tossed a no-hitter in three innings of work. Spears struck out three batters in his effort and did not give up a walk.

Bivens sparked the Bears with a double and two singles. Lofton Sills contributed a triple and a single. Gabe Nations and Turner Pyles provided a double each.

West Lincoln 17, Amite Co. 2

On Wednesday, the Bears delivered another explosive performance at the plate. West Lincoln pounded out 17 runs in another three-inning contest.

In the first inning, the Trojans jumped on the Bears early to claim a 2-0 lead, but West Lincoln would respond with a 12-run explosion in the bottom half.

The Bears would add to their lead in the second inning by scoring five more runs to secure the win on a 15-rule mercy rule.

Seth Bivens was the winning pitcher for the Bears with two strikeouts and two walks.

Kylar Field powered the Bears’ offense with two singles. Austin Burris, Lofton Sills, Gabe Nations and Dillon Griffin hit safely.