FP Faces Off Against Russellville
March 28, 2019
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FP Faces Off Against Russellville

GAME ONE

FORT PAYNE, Ala. —Pitchers Duel In Low-Scoring Affair, Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity Falls to Russellville

Both teams were strong on the hill on Saturday, but Russellville was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity on Saturday. Brody Gifford started the game for Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity and recorded 18 outs.

One bright spot for Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity was a single by Dylan Wisener in the first inning.

Gordon White was the winning pitcher for Russellville. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over one and one-third innings, striking out one and walking one.

Carson Burt took the loss for Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity. He went two innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out four.

 Gifford started the game for Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity. He went six innings, allowing zero runs on four hits and striking out three Devin Buckhalter started the game for Russellville. He surrendered zero runs on three hits over six and two-thirds innings, striking out four

Ben Perry, Robbie Graham, J.D. Blalock, and Wisener each collected one hit to lead Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity.

Russellville tallied six hits on the day.  Hunter Biles and Cole Barnett all managed multiple hits for Russellville.  Russellville was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Biles made the most plays with six.

GAME TWO

Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity Takes Victory Over Russellville in a High-Scoring Affair

Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity bested Russellville in a high-scoring affair, 13-8.

Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity got on the board in the first inning.  Ben Perry was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

Russellville scored four runs in the second inning.  Russellville’s big inning was driven by walks by Cole Barnett and Jackson Lindsey, a single by Hunter Biles, and  by Devin Buckhalter.

Dylan Wisener got the win for Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity. He went four innings, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out six.  Dylan Ledford and Eli Kirby entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

John Bishop took the loss for Russellville. He lasted one and one-third innings, allowing three hits and eight runs while striking out one.

Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity saw the ball well today, racking up 11 hits in the game.  J.D. Blalock, Robbie Graham, and Perry all had multiple hits for Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity.  Blalock led Fort Payne Wildcats Varsity with three hits in four at bats.

Russellville scattered nine hits in the game.  Lindsey, Gordon White, and Buckhalter each had multiple hits for Russellville.  Lindsey went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Russellville in hits.

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