TIBBEE â€” The name of the game was scoring runs.
The Poplar Springs Blues used four runs in the ninth inning, holding off a late Tibbee rally, to claim a 13-8 win in the Tombigbee Waterway Baseball League Sunday at Roundhead Stadium in Tibbee. Despite the loss, the Ramblers still have a chance for a first-place finish in the South Division with a win against the Snowtown Stars Sunday, July 27 at Snowtown.
Zach Scott, the Bluesâ€™ starting pitcher, threw eight innings, scattering nine hits and fanning 10 Ramblers. Scott picked up the win.
Nathan Willers provided eight and 1/3 innings as the Ramblersâ€™ starting pitcher but was handed the loss. Willers surrendered 14 hits and struck out six.
Trailing 9-4 in the eighth, the Ramblers used a four-run rally, starting with lead-off hits from Austin Smith and Cody Allsup. Nate Pugh loaded the bases with a walk before catcher Ethan Willers raked a two-run double into right field. Nathan Willers finished the damage with his two-RBI single with one out in the frame.
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