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LIONS SPILT DOUBLE DIPPER WITH LEE GENERALS IN MONTGOMERY
February 22, 2014By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
HAYDEN WHITE HIT TWO HOME RUNS AS LIONS EXPLODE FOR ELEVEN RUNS IN SEVENTH INNING
Prattville and Robert E. Lee spilt a doubleheader Friday night, February 21, in Montgomery playing a double dipper at Pete Lee Baseball Field located off Perry Hill Road behind Goodwyn Junior High School.
Lee’s senior righty Josh Flowers shut down the bats of the Prattville Lions in the opener 3-1. Flowers had a shut out going needing only one out to finish the task. Prattville’s senior catcher Hayden White spoiled the shutout bid with a double into deep right center field.
Avery Morgan ran for White and stole third base. He then scored on Rhett Hollon’ s single into center field for the only run Prattville could muster off Flowers.
Zach Hahn started for Prattville giving up a solo run in the second inning when Dean DuBose doubled and was sacrificed to third by Hunter Lejuene. DuBose scored on an infield error.
The Generals added two more runs in the sixth inning with three doubles one each from Flowers, Xavier Taylor, and Lejuene off Lion reliever Gideon Moyer-Craft.
The nightcap started badly for Prattville. Lee jumped on Lion starter Tanner Baumann for two runs in the first inning. John Britton singled and scored when Xavier Taylor rapped a bomb over the left field fence for a 2-0 lead.
Prattville pecked away at Taylor, who started for the Generals, scoring a solo run in the second inning. Still Lee added to their lead with a solo score in the third inning to take a 3-1 lead going into the top of the fourth inning.
Prattville knotted the game with a solo home run by Hayden White in the fourth inning after Chandler Mullins had scored when Avery Morgan was caught in a run down between first and second. Mullins had reached second base as a courtesy runner for Kevin Sadler after Sadler’s pop fly was dropped by Flowers who was playing right field in the nightcap game.
The Lions took a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning as Baumann drove a single into center field to plate Williams who beat out an infield single and moved to third on consecutive infield outs.
Lee knotted the game in the bottom of the sixth inning after one was out. Flowers singled, stole second and moved to third after two consecutive walks. The fleet Flowers then politely stole home.
The seventh inning proved to be the magic touch for the Lions. The Generals relief corps couldn’t get an out as nine conductive Lions came to the plate and reached base. In the big uprising White connected on his second round tripper this time a monster shot to right centerfield, about a 355-footer with Brent Thames and Avery Morgan on base giving Prattville a 13-4 lead.
Before it ended Prattville scored two more runs to walk away with a 15-5 win.
The win improved Prattville’s young season to 3-1.
White went 3 for four with four ribbies improving his early stats to .533 and seven ribbies.