Hayden Johnson prepares to field the ball at second while Casey Flynn
backs the play up from the outfield.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine baseball team has had a hard time with Mother Nature this season as
cold, wet weather not only has played havoc with the schedule but time on the
field has been hard to come by as well.
So far this
season the Wolverines have only been able to practice on the field a few times
and even then the field has been wet.
Last week the
Wolverines managed to get in one game, after rescheduling it for later in the
week, they traveled to Ridgeland to face the Panthers for the second time this
were hoping to avenge an earlier loss and took the early lead on the Panthers
1-0 in the second inning.
led off the inning with a single, Luke Riddle was walked and Blake Lynn
sacrificed to put runners at second and third with one out.
Faircloth picked up an RBI on a ground out to put the Wolverines up 1-0.
rallied back in the bottom of the second however when they picked up a pair of
hits and a couple of walks to score three runs to take the lead 3-1.
It would remain
that way until the fourth when the host Panthers scored seven big runs on only
one hit as the Wolverine pitchers gave up four walks and hit a pair of batters
to give Ridgeland a 10-1 lead.
added another run in the fifth inning to claim an 11-1 win.
only gave up five hits in the game but 13 walks, two hit batters and two errors
proved to be their downfall.
Faircloth had the only Wolverine hits.
were scheduled to host Lakeview/Ft. Oglethorpe on Tuesday but the game has been
rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m., weather permitting.
On Thursday the
Wolverines have picked up a game against Section, Ala., at home. Game time is 6
starts next week when the Wolverines travel to Calhoun on the Tuesday. With
region play getting underway and all the makeup games to play the next few
weeks will be very busy for the Wolverine team.