Patriots finish day one of Border War Tournament 1-1

Published 9:54 pm Friday, March 8, 2019

The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots surrendered two six-run innings in their 12-1 loss to Deerfield-Windsor on Friday afternoon on day one of the Border War tournament in Phenix City.

The Patriots have lost their last two games and now sit at 10-2 on the season.

Javon Christian got the start for the Patriots. Christian surrendered six runs on two hits over 1.1 innings of work. Clay Barron went the rest of way, logging 4.2 innings. He allowed six earned on five hits.

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Deerfield-Windsor gained a comfortable lead in the second inning when they posted their first six-run frame of the game. The Patriots allowed three hits in the inning, including a two-run double to bring the score to 4-0. Along with the hits, the Patriots walked four batters.

The Patriots scored their lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Chandler Golden reached base on a fielder’s choice and came around to score on a single by Trevor Barron to bring the score to 6-1.

More walks and the long ball contributed to Deerfield-Windsor’s second six-run inning. The Patriots walked three batters and hit another before allowing a two-run double along with a two-run home run.

A pair of four-run innings helped lift the Patriots to a 10-6 win over Autauga in game two on Friday night.

The Patriots scored four runs in both the first and third innings to take an 8-0 lead.

Holt Steed got the start for the Patriots in game two. Steed pitched 5.1 innings and allowed one earned run, five total on five hits and four walks. Levi Sikes picked up the final two outs for the Patriots.

Pike finished with nine hits. Davis Allen finished 2-3 with one RBI, while Chandler Golden went 2-2 with 2 RBI.

Jade Sikes drove in the first run of the game in the first on a single to right allowing Cody Hollis to score. Levi Sikes grounded out to second, allowing Drew Nelson to score. The Patriots’ final two runs came on an error off the bat of Golden.

The Patriots had three hits in their four-run third inning, including a two-run double by Tristan Carter.

The Patriots will continue play in the Border War Tournament today when they take on Bessemer beginning at 11 a.m.