Roller Coaster Ride Continues for LCHS Baseballers

April 24, 2006

Devils almost come back but fall short of Glascock County before whipping the W-W Tigers 9-2.

Glascock County 7, Lincoln County 5

The Devils fell behind Glascock County early Tuesday 6-1 and couldn’t make up the deficit in a 7-5 loss. The Panthers scored three unearned runs in the first and then added three more in the third to take a 6-1 lead. The Devils picked up a run in the second on Trey Bailey’s double and Alex Bradford’s run scoring single. Tyler Beale singled to lead off the third and scored on Brandon Barden’s sixth home run of the season. Bradford doubled in the fourth and stole third. He was then driven in by Crafton Reed to cut the deficit to 6-4. Bradford singled in the sixth, stole second and third and scored on Reed’s grounder to short to cut the Panthers lead to one run. LCHS got a runner on in the seventh but couldn’t finish the rally.

Leading hitters for the Devils were Beale (3-4), Bailey (2-40 and Bradford (3-3).

Lincoln County 9, Washington-Wilkes 2

Brandon Barden pitched a seven-hitter and hit his seventh home run of the season to lead the Devils to a 9-2 win over rival Washington-Wilkes Friday. The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first but the Devils came back in the second to tie the game. Trey Bailey singled, advanced to second when Kiece Crite was hit by a pich and then scored on Alex Bradford’s single. Washington took a 2-1 lead into the fifth before the Devils’ bats came alive. Tyler Beale singled and stole second. Austin Goldman walked and was followed by Barden’s three run blast to give the Devils a lead that they did not give up. LCHS added a five run rally in the sixth. Bradford walked and stole second. With two outs, Beale singled in Bradford. Goldman drew another base on balls and Barden followed with a single scoring Beale. Bailey walked to load the bases. Crite followed with a double to score two more runs. Casey Norman followed Crite with a double of his own scoring Bailey to give the Devils the final 9-2 victory.

Barden struck out five and scattered seven hits to record his first pitching win of the season. Leading hitters were Beale (2-5) and Barden (2-3).

The victory over Washington-Wilkes gave the Devils an 11-10 overall record and a 5-3 record in Region 7A.