Early Lead For Southeast (Tallahassee, FL) Seals Fate For Southwest (Bryant, AR)
Southwest fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 9-6 loss to Southeast on Tuesday. Southeast scored on a double by Neal Porter in the first inning, a error in the first inning, a single by Tyler Anderson in the second inning, and a single by Porter in the second inning.
Despite the loss,
Southwest did collect five hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Southeast had 11 hits on the way to victory.
Southwest knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the first inning, when Southwest scored two runs on a stolen base.
Southeast pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second Anderson singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run and Porter singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
Southwest put up three runs in the seventh inning. Southwest scored its runs on an RBI groundout by EJ Keith.
Southeast scored four runs in the sixth inning. Thatcher Harley, Thomas (Aidyn) King, and Robert Caleb Walsh all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Walker Sparkman was on the pitcher’s mound for Southeast. The hurler surrendered three runs on three hits over five innings, striking out one.
Braxton Speer toed the rubber for Southwest. Speer went two innings, allowing five runs on five hits and walking one. Keith and Gavyn Benson entered the game as relief, throwing three innings and two innings respectively.
JT Allen, Landon Jackson, Speer, Aiden Stout, and Hudson Thomason each collected one hit to lead Southwest.
Southeast tallied 11 hits. Porter, Walsh, and Harley each managed multiple hits for Southeast. Porter went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Southeast in hits.
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