Devils having fun

Published 1:01 pm Wednesday, March 31, 2010

By By Chandler Myers
Monday’s baseball game featuring the Escambia County Blue Devils and the Excel Tigers was one of the best games that has been played in the area this season.
Neither team ran away with the game nor did they have trouble keeping the crowd in attendance entertained.
Every inning featured something exciting whether it was a sure homerun that turned out to be robbed at the fence or a diving stop by the second baseman to help put an out on the board.
The entire game kept everyone on the edge of their seat from beginning to end when the winning run was scored.
Standing on the field, I have to admit it was really exciting to see all the action so close as well as how the Blue Devils came together to pull off the victory.
All the Blue Devils played their role on the field and at the plate.
Several spectaclular catches were made, which included Marshall Rolin’s lunging grab of a flyball (pictured to the right), Douglas Oliver’s leaping grab as he ran for a flyball in centerfield and Jacob Rackard’s diving stop at second base to prevent a baserunner from getting to first.
Every player on the ECHS baseball team proved not only to the fans, but to themselves that they can have a run of success.
With that win over the Tigers, the Blue Devils are now on a four-game winning streak after sweeping the Vigor Wolves in area play during the weekend.
It was exciting to see the players and coaches get excited about the added success.
That success will be monumental as they head into another area series this weekend as they travel to Gulf Shores to take on the Dolphins and then host Gulf Shores in Atmore on Saturday.
If possible, get out to see the rejuventated Blue Devils. It looks like they have become an entirely new team.
Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123 or by e-mail at

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