West Lincoln baseball crushes Amite County

Published 10:40 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It took the Bears three innings Tuesday to take out district opponent Amite County.

The West Lincoln Bears dominated from start to finish and took home the 15-0 victory in three innings.

The dominant win keeps West Lincoln undefeated at 10-0 so far on the season and improves them to 4-0 in district play. A strong second inning that saw the Bears put up 12 runs helped end the game early in only three innings of play.

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Senior Nathanial Addison led things off in the bottom of the first with a walk. Junior Gabe Nations brought in the first run of the game on an RBI single to make it 1-0 West Lincoln. Senior Seth Bivens followed up by nailing an RBI double to make it 2-0. Senior Austin Burris hit an RBI sacrifice fly into deep center field for the final run of the first inning to make it 3-0.

Things got ugly for the Amite County Trojans in the bottom of the second as the Bears racked up 12 runs. With one out and runners on second and third, junior Kylar Fielder reached first on a dropped ball in right field, bringing in a run. Bivens followed with a two-run RBI double. The Bears would load the bases several times in the second and took advantage of hits, errors and wild pitches to score a total of 12 runs, leading to the 15-0 victory.

Bivens and Fielder led West Lincoln on offense with three RBIs each. Burris and Addison each had two RBIs to add to the scoring. Nations, Spears and Burris each drove in one run to round out the run-scoring total. Seven players for West Lincoln drove in a run for the game.

Senior Daniel Spears was the winning pitcher for West Lincoln, throwing all three innings and giving up no runs on one hit and striking out eight.

The Bears will head to Amite County on Friday for a double-header. The first game is slated for a 4:30 p.m. start time and the second game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.