Wolverine catcher Nic Gaddis waits to tag out the Model runner at home.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine baseball team faced a must win situation last week when they hosted
the Model Blue Devils. Having lost earlier in the season to the Blue Devils the
Wolverines found themselves having to win out to make the playoffs.
Model took the lead
in the first inning with a single run but Dade answered in the bottom of the
first with a run of their own to tie the game 1-1.
inning turned out to be big for the Wolverines as they scored a pair of runs to
take a 3-1 lead.
The Blue Devils
responded in the top of the third when they scored a single run to make it a
pitched the first three innings, giving up two unearned runs while striking out
Nic Gaddis went
to the mound in the fourth inning, and aided by a pair of double plays, Gaddis
managed to shut out the visiting Blue Devils the rest of the way giving Dade
the must win 3-2 victory.
four scoreless innings giving up only two hits. The game ended when Core caught
a fly ball in center field and fired to first base catching the Model base
runner for a double play.
Garrett Moore, Kendall Tripp and Hayden Johnson all had hits for the
Wolverines. Core had three stolen bases, Riddle two and Nic Gaddis one in the
Dade picked up
the win in spite of having only four hits and making six errors in the game.
The win put the
Wolverines back in the playoff hunt. Calhoun currently leads the region with
three losses while Model, Pepperell and Coosa all have four losses and the
Wolverines have five region losses.
host Coosa on Tuesday with the winner almost guaranteed one of the playoff
Dade traveled to Chatsworth to face the Murray County Indians.
were winless on the season and the Wolverines needed another win to keep pace
with the top teams in the region.
scoreless first inning the Wolverines scored seven runs in the second inning
and followed that with six more in the fourth inning and came away with an easy
Moore and Riddle
shared the pitching for Dade with Moore going three innings giving up two hits
and striking out four while Riddle pitched two innings striking out two and
giving up two hits.
Lynn and Tripp had two hits each for Dade who pounded out 11 hits in the game.
This week the
Wolverines face the final two region games of the season and must win both if
they hope to advance to the state playoffs.
at home against Coosa will be senior night. The Wolverines defeated Coosa
earlier in the year at Coosa in a nine–inning game 6-5.
defeated Thursday’s opponent, Armuchee at home in an exciting 5–4 game scoring
three runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the win.
Good luck to
the Wolverines this week as they look to extend their season.