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West Bladen 15, Union 5  Baseball


West Bladen pounded out thirteen hits and rolled to a 15-5 Four County Conference victory over visiting Union Wednesday night.


Senior Liston Britt pitched four innings and gave up five runs on four hits and five walks, while striking out five.  Senior Clay Allen came on in relief to strike out the side for West Bladen in the fifth inning.


The Knights jumped in front with five runs in the first inning. Junior C. J. Singletary drew a walk, and junior Trevor Lesane walloped a double. Back-to-back fielder’s choices by Clay Allen and Parker Allen drove in Singletary and Lesane.


Senior catcher John Waldrop slammed a double that scored both Clay Allen and Parker Allen. Colby McLean, Waldrop’s courtesy runner, scored the fifth run on Owen Peavy’s sacrifice fly.


After Union pulled within 5-4 in the top of the second, the Knights answered with four runs in the bottom half. Senior Travis Bowen smacked a single, and Singletary smashed a double.


Lesane’s fielder’s choice plated Bowen. Clay Allen walked, and Parker Allen’s fielder’s choice brought home Singletary. Waldrop knocked in a run with a single, and Britt cracked a 2-run single that pushed the lead to 9-4.


Bowen led off the third inning with a double, and Lesane blasted a double that one-hopped the leftfield fence and drove in Bowen. Clay Allen slapped a single to right, and Parker Allen drove in Lesane with a single. Britt ripped a double to the left-centerfield gap that scored both Clay Allen and Parker Allen.


Lesane and Clay Allen cracked singles to begin the Knight fifth. McLean drew a walk to load the bases, and Peavy was hit by a pitch to force home Lesane. Malcom Vaught who was the courtesy runner for Clay Allen raced home on a wild pitch to end the game via the ten-run rule.


Lesane batted 3-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Britt knocked in four runs with his 2-3 performance that included a double. Waldrop doubled and singled and drove in three runs.


Bowen was 2-3 with a double, and Clay Allen finished 2-3 with two runs batted in. Singletary added a double, and Parker Allen had a single.


Coach Kim Cain’s Knights evened their conference record at 4-4 and will travel to West Columbus Thursday (today) for a 7 p.m. game.

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