W.S. Neal Eagles end season with win against Tigers in extra inning

Published 12:00 pm Monday, April 7, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
Seven innings of baseball were not enough for the last JV baseball game of the year between the T.R. Miller Tigers and the W.S. Neal Eagles Wednesday in Brewton.
In a rescheduled game, the W.S. Neal Eagles survived a three-run seventh inning from the host Tigers to even the score at 8-8.
One Eagle run in the top of the eighth inning ended the game and clinched the win. The final score: Eagles 9, Tigers 8.
W.S. Neal starting pitcher Gary McGraw, who was taken out of the game with one out in the seventh inning, came back into the game to get the save for reliever Hayden Cooper.
Dylan Smith took the loss on the mound for the Tigers.
Down 8 to5 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tigers scored three runs in the inning to tie the game at 8-8.
Dylan Bell had a two run double to get the Tigers within 8-7. A sacrifice fly by Trent Robinson scored Bell to tie the game.
In the top of the eighth inning, Logan Williamson led off with a triple for the Eagles and scored on a single by Tyler Sawyer to take a 9-8 win.
The Tigers failed to score in the bottom of the eighth inning after loading the bases with two outs.
Sawyer was 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead W.S. Neal. Jeremy Myers was 2-for-4. Williamson was 1-for-4 with a triple. Brian Sims was 1-for-4 with an RBI and Josh Palmer added an RBI.
For the Tigers, Dylan Bell was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Ryland Dixon was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Trevor Diercks added a RBI and Wil Riggs was 1-for-4 with a triple and a RBI.
The Tigers got on the board first in the bottom of the opening inning when Dixon singled home Bell, who had reached on a single and advanced to second on a passed ball.
The Eagles took a 3-1 run in the top of the third when Brian Sims led things off with a double. He was sacrificed to third by Palmer.
The Eagles scored on a fielder's choice by Keith Bradley and a single by Myers.
The Eagles scored their third run on a Tiger error with Reid Johnson at-bat.
The Eagles took a 5-2 lead in the top of the fourth inning when Sawyer and Dylan Godwin scored.
The Eagles grabbed a 7-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but the Tigers cut the lead to 7-4 in the bottom of the inning. The lead was cut to 8-5 in the sixth inning.
The Tigers will close out their JV schedule Monday in Flomaton with a double header against the Canes at 4 and 6 p.m.
The Eagles closed out their schedule with the win over the Tigers. A home game against Excel on Thursday was canceled to the death of an Excel faculty member.

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