West Lincoln beats Salem
The West Lincoln Bears defeated the Salem Wildcats 11-5 in a non-divisional baseball contest Saturday at West Lincoln.
“This week has been a tough week for our team. We had a starter suspended and a starter that decided he did not want to play anymore,” said West Lincoln coach David Gilbert. “Our team went through a lot this week and it was great to end the week on a winning note.
“Daniel Spears pitched a good game to get the win and our hitters did a good job of finding some holes today. It was a good team win, a feeling that we have not felt in two weeks. We have one more regular season game and the playoffs start, so we will put this week behind us and get ready for the challenge of Mize.”
The Bears (11-9, 6-4) will resume action Tuesday when they travel to Magnolia to battle the South Pike Eagles. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.
West Lincoln 11, Salem 5
Looking to rebound from a tough Friday night loss, the Bears quickly got things going in the first inning, scoring three runs to begin the contest. Leading 3-1 in the third, the Bears caught fire and outscored the Wildcats 8-2, scoring two runs in the third, three runs in the fourth, one run in the fifth and two more runs in the sixth.
Daniel Spears allowed five runs over seven innings of work, but recorded the victory for West Lincoln with five strikeouts and two walks, while surrendering eight hits.
Dillon Griffin powered the Bears at the plate with two doubles and two singles. Seth Bivens and Gabe Nations contributed a double and a single each. Daniel Spears provided two singles. Lofton Sills ripped a double. Kylar Fielder, Nathanael Addison and Gavin Burris hit safely.