Flora Over River Bluff in FOREST ACRES CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
Flora Falcons Varsity defeated River Bluff 5-4 on Thursday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at four with Flora Falcons Varsity batting in the top of the eighth when MAX CHILDRESS singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Flora Falcons Varsity earned the victory despite allowing River Bluff to score three runs in the fourth inning. River Bluff batters contributing to the big inning included HUNTER GARRIS, NOAH LEBRON, and CLEBURNE GRAY, all driving in runs in the inning.
River Bluff got things moving in the first inning. JORDAN HALLIDAY drove in one when he singled.
In the top of the fifth inning, Flora Falcons Varsity tied things up at four when LEIGHTON LONG singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Flora Falcons Varsity notched three runs in the third inning. Flora Falcons Varsity batters contributing to the big inning included WILLIS BETHEA and ELLIOTT THOMPSON, all knocking in runs in the inning.
JAKE BYTNAR was the winning pitcher for Flora Falcons Varsity. He allowed three hits and three runs over seven innings, striking out one.
ANDREW HERNDON took the loss for River Bluff. He allowed two hits and one run over two innings, striking out two and walking one.
BETHEA started the game for Flora Falcons Varsity. He allowed two hits and one run over one inning. GARRIS started the game for River Bluff. He surrendered four runs on four hits over four and a third innings, striking out seven and walking one.
LONG led Flora Falcons Varsity with two hits in three at bats.
HALLIDAY went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead River Bluff in hits.
WILLIS BETHEA WAS NAMED THE MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
CALEB SPEEDY AND LEIGHTON LONG WERE NAMED TO THE ALL TOURNAMENT