Gleason makes sure late rally holds up
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:00 pm
Seven runs were not enough for South Fulton. A one-run lead was plenty for Gleason.
The Bulldogs pushed across three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and then blanked the Red Devils in the top of the seventh to post an 8-7 win in the baseball season opener for both schools.
SF led 2-1 after one inning, grabbed a 4-1 lead in the top of the fourth only to be tied up in the bottom half and then scored a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth for a 7-4 lead.
Gleason got one of those runs back in the bottom of the fifth and then took its first lead of the game in the sixth.
Thomas Fowler was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, scoring four times and driving in two more, to lead the Bulldogs at the plate.
Conner Verdell was 2-for-4 with a double, knocking in three runs and scoring once, while Chase Ezell, Blake Taylor and Will Clark all had two hits.
Exell scored two runs, and Taylor drove in two for the Bulldogs.
Austin Hazlewood had a big day at the plate for South Fulton with a double and single, driving in three runs and scoring once.
Kendall Greer was 2-for-3 with a double and run, and Chance Hamlin doubled and knocked in a pair of runs. Published in The WCP 3.13.12