Tough times for Blue Devils' baseball

Published 12:25 am Monday, April 3, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
This past week was spring break for Escambia County High School students, but the baseball team was not on a break until Wednesday.
The Blue Devils traveled to Brewton to participate in the W.S. Neal Tournament March 27-28. The tournament did not go how ECHS head coach Keith Nall might have liked.
"We had several guys do well in the tournament, but we did not play our best baseball," Nall said.
ECHS (5-9) won its opening game against Monroe County, 13-3.
"We hit the ball well and we had a good pitching and defensive performance," Nall said. "It was a good game for us."
Charles Dailey threw six innings for the Blue Devils and Nall said he was proud with Dailey's performance.
"He threw the ball well and he threw strikes and got ahead of hitters," he said. "We played solid defense behind him because he was throwing strikes and keeping the whole team in the game."
Following the opening round win against Monroe County, Big Blue suffered two setbacks in the form of a 6-10 loss to Flomaton and a 5-17 loss to host W.S. Neal.
"We never could put the ball in play against Flomaton and Flomaton had 14 hits against us," Nall said. "We didn't hit the ball well against Neal either."
Nall said the team needs to continue to improve if Big Blue wants to have a successful season.
"We have to keep improving and until we hit the ball more these five days off for spring break will help these guys refocus and we can come back after the break on fire."
Big Blue travels back to Brewton for a single-game showdown with the W.S. Neal Eagles April 3. On April 4, the Blue Devils travel to Gulf Shores for a matchup with the Dolphins.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox