Maroon falls to Dothan Thursday 12-7

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 10, 2015

Both Post 70 American Legion 17U teams didn’t fare too well Thursday evening in the opening round of the District Tournament being played in Dothan. The 17U Maroon team fell to Dothan 12-7.

Dothan was able to score in every inning but the fifth on Thursday evening, never allowing Troy to hold a lead past the first inning.

Troy jumped out to an early lead in the top half of the first inning, with one out single by Eric Lee. Lee stole second, followed by a walk to Devin Suddith.

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Still with only one out in the inning Charlie Tisdale doubled, scoring Lee and advancing Suddith to third base.

Suddith scored the second run of the inning on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Max Weeks.

That would be the only time in the ball game that Troy would hold on to a lead.

Dothan answered quickly and scored four runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning off just three hits. Troy committed an error in the inning and had two wild pitches.

Dothan tacked on another two runs in the second and four runs again in the third inning.

With the score 9-2 in the favor of Dothan, Troy climbed back in the game by scoring 5 runs in the fourth inning.

Graham Wilkes began the inning with a leadoff base hit for Troy. Sawyer McKenzie followed suit and hit a single himself advancing Wilkes to second base.

Troy had four straight singles to start the fourth inning, Hunter Blackmon and Wood Jinright had the third and the fourth. Eric Seanard who came in to pinch run scored on the base hit off the bat of Jinright.

Carson Tucker reached base on an error, scoring McKenzie. With the bases loaded Eric Lee was walked bringing in Blackmon for another run.

The scoring concluded in the inning when Tisdale reached base on an error, scoring both Jinright and Tucker.

Dothan went on to score a run in both the bottom of the fourth and sixth innings to put the game out of reach.

Troy will be back in action today at 4:30 p.m.