CRESTVIEW — Baker Middle School's baseball team closed the year going 16-0-1, defeating Emerald Coast Middle School 10-5 April 6.

Emerald Coast captured the lead in the first inning. The Gators took the lead with two runs in the third inning. The Gators scored four runs in the fifth inning. 

Ethan Edge earned the win for the Gators, tossing four-and-a-third innings, surrendering zero runs, zero hits and striking out seven. 

Zane Steele started the Gators' game. He threw two-and-two-thirds innings, giving up five runs, one hit and striking out three. 

"In the history of Baker Middle School baseball, the team has never been undefeated. We are extremely proud of these young men," Nickie Edge of Baker said.