LIONS SWEEP DOUBLE HEADER FROM JEFF DAVIS
March 6, 2014By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
LIONS USE SIX PITCHERS IN WINNING HANDILY
Prattville improved its season record to 6-2 Monday night at Roger Lambert Field by sweeping the visiting Jeff Davis Volunteers, 11-2, and, 11-1.
The double header at times resembled the Bad News Bears as the two teams combined to commit 12 errors, had 23 walks , six hit batters and tossing in three pass balls with couple of wild pitches, plus numerous mental errors.
It was not the perfect game.
Regardless, the Lions came out winners in the second week of the young season. Prattville coach Martin Jackson was able to play all his young players giving them needed game experience as the Lions begin the third week of the season with Regional play set to begin March 11 in Millbrook with the Stanhope Elmore Mustangs.
FIRST GAME: PRATTVILLE 11 JEFF DAVIS 1
Harley Thompson got his first start of the season and gave Martin Jackson five solid innings on the mound. Thompson gave up two singles and one unearned run. The righty threw only 66 pitches with 44 of those strikes.
Donovan Fisher continued to be a reliable closer for the pitching staff with one inning of scoreless and hitless relief ending the game with the ten run mercy rule.
Prattville took a 2-0 lead in the second inning with one base hit, a double by Chandler Mullins. The Vols aided Prattville with two walks, two pass balls and a wild pitch.
The Lions pushed over four more runs in the third inning as Hayden White continued his torrid pace with a booming double. Zac Hahn added a two-bagger.
Prattville added two runs in the fifth inning highlighted by base raps from Pearson Hall, Elijah Stewart, Kevin Sadler and Dalton Yarnell.
The game ended in the sixth inning with Prattville scoring three times highlighted by White’s second double of the evening.
SECOND GAME: PRATTVILLE 11 JEFF DAVIS 2
Chandler Mullins, Dalton Yarnell and Gideon Moyer-Craft pitched four scoreless innings in the nightcap before the Volunteers sandwiched a single and a walk around two Prattville errors, a wild pitch, a walk and a stolen base to score two unearned runs in the fifth inning.
Rhett Hollon took the hill in the sixth inning and retired six of the nine hitters he faced.
Prattville chased Jeff Davis starter Fred Burt in the second inning scoring four times before Rufus Ellis relieved Burt. Ellis pitched four innings and held the Lions to two runs.
Ellis apparently tired as the sixth inning began. Ellis walked two and Pearson Hall blasted a double deep into the corner of left field chasing Ellis after two runs had scored.
Prattville added three more runs off relieve pitcher Justin Shelby.