Bulldogs walk on the wild side for win

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 02:44 AM.

Crestview wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard scoring three runs in the first inning on three walks and two hits off Raider starting pitcher Will Scoggins.

Matt Gillis got things started with a one-out walk. Austin Armstrong drew a two-out walk as the comedy of mistakes started for the Raiders. Time after time Scoggins couldn't connect with Raider catcher Powell Stockton on a pitch to the plate much to the delight of the Bulldog base runners.

Gillis scored on a wild pitch that was ball four to Armstrong. An alert Armstrong took second on the play when Stockton was slow retrieving the ball behind the plate.

Colter Hancock singled scoring B.A. Larkins, the courtesy runner for Armstrong, the Bulldog catcher. Hunter Willis followed with a walk and Justin Abdo singled to score Hancock.

The three-run first inning was simply a sign of things to come.

Crestview sent nine batters to the plate and scored five runs on just one hit in the second inning as the walks, passed balls and wild pitches continued to mount for the Raiders.

Hunter Sullivan had the only Crestview hit of the inning, but it didn't matter as the Bulldog batters were willing to wait for a walk  proving the old baseball adage true that, "A walk is as good as a hit."

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