Bobcats boast strong week of baseball at beach
The Phil Campbell Bobcats took to the beach during spring break, but it wasn’t all fun and sun and ocean waves – it was baseball, too.
Phil Campbell went 3-2 this past week, beating Scottsboro 11-1, Lindsey Lane 11-0 and Enterprise 10-4 while taking losses to Decatur 6-4 and Smiths Station 3-1.
DECATUR 6, PHIL CAMPBELL 4
Decatur took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Bobcats took the lead in the bottom half of the inning when Luke Barnwell scored on fielder’s choice and Ridge Raper singled in Mason Swinney.
Phil Campbell extended the lead to 4-1 in the third inning when Austen Baker scored on a John Miller Lawson sacrifice fly and Raper scored on a Trey Leindecker single.
Decatur tied the game in the top of the sixth on back-to-back run scoring doubles. The Red Raiders took the lead for good in the top of the seventh to get the win.
PHIL CAMPBELL 11, SCOTTSBORO 1
Scottsboro led Phil Campbell 1-0 through three full innings, but Phil Campbell tied the game in the fourth when Raper singled in Baker.
The Bobcats took the lead for good in the fifth inning. With two outs, Sage Raper scored on a sacrifice fly, and H. Baker scored on a single by Austen Baker.
Phil Campbell put the game away in the sixth inning, scoring five runs to take an 8-1 lead, and added three more in the seventh inning.
Mason Swinney had two hits, including a double, four RBIs and a run.
Luke Barnwell had two hits, three RBIs and two runs. Ridge Raper had three hits, two RBIs and a run. Austen Baker had two hits, an RBI and a run.
Cam Habada won the game on the mound, allowing two hits and striking out eight.
PHIL CAMPBELL 11, LINDSEY LANE 0
Phil Campbell pounded out eight hits and took advantage of five Lindsey Lane errors to get the win.
Ridge Raper pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out six Lindsey Lane batters. He also got the job done at the plate with three hits, including a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored.
PHIL CAMPBELL 10, ENTERPRISE 4
Phil Campbell led Enterprise 2-0 after two innings.
Both teams added a run in the fourth to make the score 3-1, but the Bobcats blew the game open in the fifth with seven runs to take a 10-1 lead.
Levi Crittenden had a double and two RBIs, and he scored two runs.
Swinney got the job done at the plate and on the mound. He had two hits and three RBIs, and he scored two runs. On the mound he pitched six and one-third innings, gave up seven hits and struck out 11.
SMITHS STATION 3, PHIL CAMPBELL 1
Levi Crittenden pitched a gem, despite the Bobcats’ loss. Crittenden gave up seven hits but just one earned run. He struck out five and walked five.
Phil Campbell took a 1-0 lead into the top of the third inning when Barnwell scored on a pickoff play, but Smiths Station scored three in the bottom of the third and hung on for the win.