ECHS beats B.C. Rain on Senior Night

Published 9:44 am Monday, April 11, 2011

The ECHS Blue Devils seniors pictured with their coaches. from left, Keon McCants, Neiko Williams, Montez Curry, Gavin Salter, Marshall Rolin and Nick Flowers.|Photo by AJ Beachy

The Escambia County Blue Devils put one in the win column on Senior Night on Tuesday defeating B.C. Rain 5-0 in Atmore.

The Blue Devils (1-19, 1-6) scored a run in the first and never looked back as they shut out their area rivals.

After holding the Red Raiders scoreless in the top of the first, the Blue Devils were able to get a run on the board with senior Nick Flowers coming across the plate.

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Escambia County held B.C. Rain to three up and three down in the top of the second, but were also held off the basepath in their half of the inning.

The Blue Devils added two more runs in the bottom of the third as Flowers scored his second run of the game and senior Marshall Rolin made it around the bases to score his first.

Leading 3-0, the Blue Devils defense continued to hold the Red Raiders off of the scoreboard in the fourth inning and added their final two runs in the bottom of the inning as Gavin Salter and Winston Barron both scored to put ECHS on top 5-0.

From that point on, the two teams battled with neither able to get on the scoreboard with the Blue Devil securing their first win of the season.

Tigers 15

Blue Devils 4

In a Monday afternoon battle, the Escambia County Blue Devils took on the Monroe County Tigers falling 15-4 in Monroeville.

The Blue Devils (0-19, 0-6) had an early lead, but a big second inning opened the game for Monroe County.

In the top of the first, Escambia County took the lead as Nick Flowers reached base on a single and was eventually knocked in by Coby Smith to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead.

The Blue Devils held the Tigers off the basepath in the bottom of the first, but could not extend their lead in the top of the second.

The Tigers took advantage of some hits in the bottom of the second as they scored eight runs to jump ahead of ECHS 8-1.

In the top of the third, Marshall Rolin was able to score and cut the Tigers’ lead to six runs.

In the bottom of the third, the Tigers again had a big inning as five more runs scored to put Monroe ahead 13-2.

Monroe held the Blue Devils off the scoreboard in the fourth inning and added to their own score in the bottom of the inning as they scored their two finals runs to go ahead 13-2.

The Blue Devils scored two runs in the top of the fifth with Rolin and Smith scoring, but it would be all they could get as the Tigers picked up the win.