Blue Devils take Blount in last of week's play
Published 10:27 am Sunday, April 7, 2002
The Escambia County High School Blue Devils ended a very slow week last week with a 15-2 clobbering of the Blount High School Leopards Thursday night in Blount.
The victory against the Leopards was a very big win for the Blue Devils. With the win, they now have an even record in area competition at 2-2 with two big area games coming up against Robertsdale and Cintronelle.
The Devils had their best day at the plate all year against the Leopards on Thursday. They pounded out a season-high 17 hits against the Leopards and also had their highest run output with 15 runs.
Adam Young was a big reason for the Devils prowess at the plate against the Leopards. He went 4/5 at the plate with two triples and three RBI's. Jim Wilson followed at the plate for the Devils, as he came off the Devils bench and went 3/3 with three runs scored.
Craig Montel and Mark Rodgers also had big days at the plate for the Devils. Montel went 2/4 with a triple and three RBI's, while Rodgers went 2/2 with a double and two runs scored.
The Blue Devils scored in every inning but the second inning. They scored two runs in the first inning, two runs in the third inning, two runs in the fourth inning, two runs in the fifth inning, and scored seven runs in the final inning.
The Leopards could only manage two runs the entire game on the Devils pitchers. They scored one run off Blue Devil starter Sir Williams in the third inning and one more off Williams in the fourth inning.
Williams got the win on the mound for the Devils. He pitched four innings for the Devils: allowing only one hit, two runs scored, four base on balls, and had three strikeouts.
Adam Young came in the game in relief in the bottom of the fifth inning to shut down the Leopards offense. Young pitched the last two innings for the Devils: allowing no hits, no runs scored, one base on balls, and had five strikeouts.
The Devils have a whole week off before they renew their area play with a showdown against the Robertsdale Golden Bears in Atmore at 5:00 on Friday night.