Sour senior night in Atmore

Published 11:05 pm Monday, April 13, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Senior night ended on a sour note for the Escambia County Blue Devils as they were defeated 11-4 by the Flomaton Hurricanes at Tom Byrne Park on Thursday evening.
The Blue Devils (9-16, 3-6) played the game with four of the players suiting up for the final time in an ECHS uniform.
Blue Devils head coach David Hill said he wished his senior players could have gone out with a win.
The game started off rough for the Blue Devils as they gave up two runs in the first inning to the visit ing team.
After that Flomaton continued to push players around the base path scoring five runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Escambia County struggled at the plate and did not get a man across the plate until the third inning and followed that up with one run in the fourth inning and two in their final at-bat.
Hill said while his players did not hit well when they did reach base they were able to get an extra base.
Leadoff man Nick Flowers and Jacob Rackard led the Blue Devils with two hits each. Flowers hit 2-for-4 and Rackard went 2-for-3.
Seniors Eric Coley, Maurice White and Nico Johnson all ended their high school careers with one hit each.
Johnson started the game on the mound and pitched two innings giving up two runs. Senior Michael Thomas came in to relieve Johnson and pitched one inning giving up five runs.
Also pitching for the Blue Devils were Haden McGill and Justin Stabler. McGill pitched two innings and gave up three runs, while Stabler gave up one run in two innings of work.

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