April 16, 2014 —
The other side of the coin saw West Carter leave 14 runners on base and having multiple opportunities to score late in the ballgame.
“When you get runners on base like we did with less than two outs and bases loaded with your big sticks at the plate, you have to produce,” Johnson said. “We had grounders, strikeouts and pop-ups that really hurt our momentum to try to put this game away.”
Morgan had the toughest road to the championship, playing three games in three days.
“We were in a tight ballgame (Wednesday, an 11-10 win over Fairview) and that really carried us over in to tonight,” Hammonds said. “These boys are starting to believe. We’re a young ball club and we just came ready to play.”
Frederick was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Stamper was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
West Carter, who scored all three of their runs in the first inning, was lead by Kaden Rose, who was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Freshman Ben Jordan was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Richard McGlone also had an RBI.
“Early in the game, we crushed balls but we had a lot of ‘at-‘em’ balls,” Johnson said. “When you do that and you let the other team out of innings without runs, it’s hard to come back late.”
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MORGAN CO. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 - 5 9 1
WEST CARTER 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 7 3
WP – Lumpkins, Gibson.
LP – Rose, McGlone.
2B: Rose (West Carter)