Pike Liberal Arts crushes Tuscaloosa in Game 1 of title series

Published 11:57 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chandler Avant takes a swing against Tuscaloosa Academy in Game 1 of the AISA Class AAA state championship series. (Photo/Tyler Myers)

Game 1 Box Score
MONTGOMERY – Pike lIberal Arts scored 11 runs in the first inning as the Patriots blew bast Tuscaloosa Academy, 18-1, in Game 1 of the Alabama Independent School Association baseball state championship series.

Pike batted around against Tuscaloosa starter Robey Smalley in the opening frame scoring eight runs on four hits. Smalley would record just one out before being relieved.

Chandler Avant was 2-for-3 with four RBI. Josh Starling finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

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Dalton Harris was 2-for-3 with a 2-run home run in the fourth inning.

Lawson Stewart picked up the win on the mound for the Patriots allowing one run on four over five innings. Stewart struck out seven and walked two.

Game 2 between the teams is scheduled to begin at 1:30p.m.

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