Blue Devils drop two to Foley

Published 4:48 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Escambia County lost a scoring bonanza 17-16 to the Foley Lions on Monday at Tom Byrne Park.
The Blue Devils (2-4, 0-0) fell by one after trailing by as much as 13 runs before scoring 10 runs in the sixth inning.
Blue Devils head coach David Hill said the first few innings of the game were trouble for his team because they could not get anything started.
In the first four innings, the Lions put eight runs on the board, and held the Blue Devils scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when ECHS put one run across the plate.
The Blue Devils came alive in the sixth inning though as they scored 10 runs to make the score 14-11 in favor of the Lions.
The final inning saw the Lions add three runs, while the Blue Devils made a last inning push for the victory scoring five runs only to come up short.
Hill said the game would have been different if his team had started out as strong as they finished.
Blue Devils sophomore Nick Flowers paced ECHS by hitting 4-for-5 in the game including a triple.
Blue Devils Devante Brown and Haden McGill combined for a 6-for-8 outing as they each put three singles into play.
Nico Johnson and Ryan Linam each slapped doubles into the outfield as Johnson went 2-for-4 at the plate and Linam hit 1-for-4.
Marshall Rolin, Eric Coley, Michael Thomas and Maurice White also had hits in the game.
Rolin was the leading pitcher in the game pitching two innings striking out three batters and only allowing one run.
Foley 8
The Blue Devils lost their first game of a double-header 8-6 to the Foley Lions on Monday at Tom Byrne Park.
The Blue Devils (2-3, 0-0) started the game with zero runs through three innings, while giving up seven to the visiting Lions.
Blue Devils head coach David Hill said a slow start plagued his team from keeping up with their opponents.
ECHS came to life in the final three innings scoring one run in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth, but it was not enough to tie or even take the lead as the Lions picked up the win.
Hill said he was proud of how his team came to life in the last few innings.
Blue Devils senior Michael Thomas led ECHS with a 2-for-3 outing at the plate including a homerun to centerfield.
Maurice White and Marshall Rolin combined for a 2-for-7 performance as they both hit doubles.
The leading pitcher for the Blue Devils was Justin Stabler who pitched four innings giving up one run, while striking out two batters.

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