Bulldogs walk on the wild side for win

Crestview baseball

Bulldog pitcher Matt Gillis picked up the win against Randolph Academy.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 02:44 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Patience was indeed a virtue for Crestview High School's baseball team Wednesday as the Bulldogs played host to the Randolph Academy Raiders from Huntsville, Ala.

Crestview batters worked Raider pitchers for 19 freebies on 15 walks and four hit batters. Add eight Bulldog hits, a couple of Raider errors ands enough wild pitches and passed balls by Randolph to last a season and you get a 21-3 Crestview win.

"Some of the fruits of the work these kids have put in are showing right now," Bulldog Coach Tim Gillis said. "But we have to keep getting better. We can't be concerned with other people.

"We have to keep doing what we do and staying positive and getting better as a group. I'm proud of these guys for doing that. They (Randolph) had a bad day and we did what we had to."

At times the Raiders looked as if they were doing their best impression of the Bad News Bears as Randolph was unable to perform even the simplest baseball fundamental of catching a pitched ball.

Crestview (9-7) had a quick turnaround playing 14 hours after finishing off a 10-3 win over Washington on Tuesday in Pensacola.

If the Bulldogs were tired after a late night getting home it didn't show.

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