Top teams clash
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 9, 2005
The Selma Times-Journal
In a match-up of the two top teams of the Dixie Boy’s League top ranked Family Medicine (15-0) faced the second seeded F.O.P (11-2)
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While these two teams rivaled each other in rec league, their two hurlers
both wear the red and gold of Morgan Academy.
Braxton Fuller was decked out in
sky blue and red for F.O.P.,
Thomas Austin wore red and white of Family Medicine.
5 innings the duo forgout about sharing a rotation and focused on earning bragging right until the game was called for weather after five innings.
With the game gridlocked at 1-1, Family Medicine rolled up their rally socks and closed the door on the
F.O.P squad, pounding out an offensive flurry.
In the top of the fifth inning fatigue reared its ugly head as Fuller who had already earned 11 strikeouts on the day, began a very important inning with a walk of Raymond Eggert who advanced to second 2nd during Johnathan Hurts strikeout at bat.
The next batter Justin Ravizee looped a blooper single just out of reach of the hands of F.O.P’s shortstop deep enough to score Eggert from second base,
Ravizee came around to score after Austin induced two errors on his sprint down the first-base line.
FOP’s new pitcher Dylan Shelby attemped to stop the bleeding by making the first Family Medicine batter he faced take a seat in the dugout on three straight pitches.
Family Medicine proved that they could play some small ball down the stretch. Rashawn Walker laid down a textbook bunt single with two outs which brought home Austin and a 4-1 lead.
Family Medicine went on to add some insurance runs when Daniel Lee drove home Walker with a two-out double. With bad weather approaching the Complex, the decision was made to stall, and then cancel play. Since this game was already moving into the sixth inning, it became an official 5-1 win for Family Med.