Seahawks ousted in 6-5 heartbreaker

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The Seahawks varsity baseball team lost a cliffhanger Monday at Blountstown in the opening game of the District 4 Class 1A playoffs. Battling back and forth all game, Franklin County lost in the bottom of the seventh when the Liberty County Bulldogs scored a run to notch a 6-5 victory. In photo above, junior catcher Logan McLeod sits as the Bulldogs celebrate behind him

PHIL COALE
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:29 PM.

 

The Franklin County Seahawks have struggled to notch wins on the baseball diamond all season long, but Monday at Blountstown, they refused to give up without a titanic fight.

Seeded sixth in the District 4 Class 1A tournament at Blountstown, the Seahawks, who have managed just a handful of wins this season, squared off against sixth-seeded Liberty County, 15-10, and battled every inch of the way until falling 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh.

“We outplayed them,” said coach Mike Emerson. “It was a good game. You hate to lose this, but if you’re going to lose, you looked good. We finished the year on a good note, nothing bad about the game. If we played like that all year it would have been a different situation.”

The Seahawks scored in the top of the first, when junior Logan McLeod hit a leadoff triple, and then junior Alex Causey smacked a base hit to score McLeod.

On the mound for the Seahawks was junior James Newell, who went three innings and allowed four runs on three hits, and walked five.

Newell gave up a run in the first, and two in the second, but the Seahawks rebounded in the top of the third from the 3-1 deficit.



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