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The Wakulla War Eagle baseball team broke a two game losing streak by winning two games in a row last week against tough foes, Godby and Taylor County.
Wakulla prevailed against Godby 2-1 and outlasted Taylor 8-5.
• Brad Crisp provided 5 1/3 innings of pitching for WHS and gave up only one run and four hits. He struck out six. Robbie Coles picked up a save with 1 2/3 innings of relief. He gave up one hit.
Wakulla had six hits including one each by Jordan Miller, Austin Lentz, Coles, Logan Runyan, Justin Pichard and Shay Barwick. Pichard and Runyan had the RBIs.
Good pitching by Godby’s ace kept the Cougars in the game, said Coach Mike Gauger.
Late in the game, Wakulla catcher Justin Pichard threw out a Godby runner attempting to steal with less than two outs. Gauger said the key out eliminated Godby’s chance to tie the game.
• Gauger called the Taylor County contest an “odd game.” Taylor discovered that Wakulla had batted out of order and umpires took a run away from Wakulla. But the War Eagles had enough offense to win.
Ryan Smith was the winning pitcher as he threw four innings, gave up two runs and struck out nine.
He was followed on the mound by Shay Barwick, Blake McGough, Zach Stinson and Rance McBratney, who picked up the save. Barwick and McGough pitched an inning each and Stinson and McBratney split the final inning.
Runyan had two hits including a double. Casey Eddinger had two doubles. Pichard had a hit and three RBIs. Ryan Smith, Coles, Barwick, Stinson and Austin Lentz added hits.
Wakulla traveled to Panama City Bay to play a district game March 3 and will host Panama City Beach Arnold on Friday, March 6. The War Eagles improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in district play.