Five run inning costs Patriots in loss to Lee-Scott

Published 8:44 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

The Pike Patriots scored the first and last run of their game against Lee-Scott on Monday afternoon, but came up three runs short in a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Warriors.

The loss for the Patriots drops them to 17-8 on the season.

The Patriots allowed all five runs in the bottom of the fourth after they took the early 1-0 lead in the first inning.

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Holt Steed pitched 3.2 innings in his start. He allowed five runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out two batters.

Drew Nelson pitched the remaining 2.1 innings. He allowed two hits and struck out three batters.

Jade Sikes finished 2-3 at the plate with one RBI and one run scored. Cody Hollis, Nelson and Trevor Barron each had a hit.

Sikes doubled to right to drive in Davis Allen, who reached on a fielder’s choice earlier in the inning.

The Warriors picked up six hits in their five-run fourth inning, including two doubles, the second of which drove in three runs.

The Patriots attempted to come back in the top of the sixth inning. Sikes picked up his second double of the game to lead off the inning. After a groundout advanced Sikes to third, Tristan Carter grounded out to second, allowing Sikes to score the Patriots’ second run of the game.

The Patriots went down in order in the seventh inning to end the game.

Pike Liberal Arts will remain on the road when they take on Autauga on Tuesday, before closing out the week against Northside Methodist on Thursday afternoon in area play.