JV game in Canoe ends in tie

Published 1:35 pm Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nate Smith was the leader for the Escambia Academy Cougars junior varsity in their match up against Pensacola Chrisian Academy Warriors Thursday in Canoe.

Smith hit 1-for-3 in the contest ripping a two-RBI triple to help the Cougars in the contest that ended in an unusual 6-6 tie.

The Cougars and Warriors traded the lead twice with Escambia Academy holding the lead 4-3 after two innings, but Pensacola Christian would take the lead in the top of the third 6-4.

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Escambia Academy responded to tie the game at 6 in the final inning of the game, but could not muster up a winning run, as the game ended in the tie.

For the Cougars, Brett Gorum hit 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Trey McGhee and Tadd Wall each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Josh Fields rounded out the scoring offense for the Cougars going 1-for-1 with an RBI. Other Cougars to record hits were H.T. Fountain (1-for-2, 2B), Kevin Gumapac (1-for-1, R) and Xan McGhee (1-for-3, R).

On the mound, Gorum relieved McGhee in the top of the third striking out five Warriors, while giving up no runs in 2 2/3 innings of work.

The Cougars next game will be Tuesday on the road against Jackson Academy. The game begins at 4:30 p.m.