Devils Crush LeFlore

Published 4:02 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Escambia County swept the LeFlore Rattlers in their opening day double-header in Mobile on Monday evening with an 11-0 win in the second game.
The Blue Devils (2-0) started the second game a little slower than the first, but picked up the slack after the first inning.
Blue Devils head coach David Hill said it was another solid performance.
In the second inning, the Blue Devils started their high scoring affair by putting up three runs, and followed up with five more in the third.
ECHS was paced by Marshall Rolin and Nick Flowers who combined for a 5-for-7 performance. Flowers also knocked in two runs.
Rolin started the game on the mound and struck out six batters, walked two and gave up zero hits.
In the fourth and fifth innings, the Blue Devils added three more runs and finished the game with a shutout.
Blue Devil Haden McGill had a 2-for-4 day at the plate, while posting two RBIs.
ECHS senior Michael Thomas followed up his stellar game one performance with a 1-for-4 day at the plate with one RBI.
In relief of Rolin, Jacob Rackard took to the mound for the Blue Devils in the final two innings, and gave up two hits, while striking out two batters and walking one. Rackard also hit 1-for-3 on the day.
Blue Devil Ryan Linam had an RBI in his only trip to the plate.
Hill said winning the double-header shows him a little of what his team is capable of.
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The Blue Devils of Escambia County started out the 2009 baseball season with a bang after defeating the LeFlore Rattlers 15-4 in game one of a double header.
The Blue Devils (1-0) started out the game by scoring three runs in the first inning and followed with three runs apiece in the following two innings.
Blue Devils head coach David Hill said he was impressed by his team’s performance.
Blue Devils senior Michael Thomas led the team with his 3-for-5 performance in which he tallied two RBIs.
Thomas also pitched three innings in the latter stages of the game giving up three hits and two runs, while striking out three batters and walking only two.
Blue Devils pitcher Haden McGill started the game, and he pitched three innings. McGill sent five batters down swinging, while walking two. He also gave up two runs and one hit.
Blue Devils sophomores Marshall Rolin and Nick Flowers combined for a 4-for-7 day at the plate. Rolin knocked in one RBI, while Flowers had two.
In the final two innings, the Blue Devils capped off their scoring by adding two runs in the top of the fifth and four more in the sixth.
Hill said he hopes his team continues to play smart, but realizes there is still a long way to go.
Blue Devils senior catcher Eric Coley hit 2-for-5 on the day with one RBI.
Blue Devil Jacob Rackard hit 1-for-4 in the game with an RBI to his credit as well.
Other Blue Devils with hits in the game included Maurice White (2-for-2), Ryan Linam (1-for-2) and Bryant Chambers (1-for-4).
For the game, the Blue Devils had 15 runs, 14 hits, eight walks and four strikeouts.

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