Pike County loses baseball game to Luverne

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Luverne's baseball team visited Brundidge Tuesday night. Pike County scored first, but Tiger pitcher Brandon Rolling heated up as Luverne won 9-3.

The Bulldogs' Elijah Daniels hit a two-run home run in the first.

The Bulldogs would score one more in the second, but that would be the end of their offense.

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Pike County pitcher D.J. Callyton also started out hot striking out 5 batters in the first two innings, and not allowing the tigers to score until the fourth.

But in the fourth, Luverne came alive. The Tigers scored six runs.

Third baseman Dee Price came into the game after Callyton got into trouble.

After the Tigers' huge inning the Bulldogs would load the bases with only one out, only to have a superb double play end the inning.

The Tiger defense would also end the fifth with a well executed double play.

The Tigers would tack on one in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

The story of the game was Tiger pitcher Brandon Rolling who got better as the game went on, and actually struck out 10 Bulldog batters.

"(We're) just not hitting the ball," Bulldog coach Fred Holland said.

The Bulldogs' next game is Thursday night against Cottonwood.

CHHS, PLAS games canceled

The Pike Liberal Arts School baseball doubleheader was rained out Tuesday. The Patriots were scheduled to play Mobile in a doubleheader, but Monday's rain soaked the field and PLAS officials did not feel the field was playable. No makeup date has been announced.

Charles Henderson's baseball team was also forced to reschedule its game. The Trojans were scheduled to play Andalusia on the road Tuesday, but the game was rained out.

The two teams will play today in Andalusia.