Patriots snap LSA streak

Published 10:49 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots ended the streak they never wanted to be on Tuesday night in Auburn.

Pike (13-3, 8-2 AISA Class 3A, Region 1) erased a 4-0 deficit Tuesday on the road and more importantly ended a six-game, season slide tot the Lee Scott Warriors with a 13-5 victory.

“Our guys were thrilled to get that win and it was just good to get a win,” PLAS head coach Butch Austin said.

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Pike trailed 4-0 entering the fourth inning, but unloaded on Lee Scott for 13 runs in the final four innings for the win.

Logan Stewart led the Pats at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBIs. He also pitched six innings on the mound for the win. He allowed five runs on four hits, struck out five batters and walked four.

“Logan pitched really well for us and he hit the ball well,” Austin said.

Ross Hixon was 3-for-5 at the dish with a double and two RBIs.

The Patriots took an 8-4 lead with five runs scored in the fifth inning.

Stewart blasted his second home run of the evening in the sixth to put Pike up 9-4. LSA cut the lead to 9-5.

Pike scored four runs in the seventh to put the game away.

Corey Goodson was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Bradley Floyd was 2-for-5 with one RBI.

Up next for Pike is a region game today against Glenwood. The Patriots host the No. 2 Gators today and game time is set for 3:30 p.m.