Crestview Red opens Richards tournament strong

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Seth Forrest delivers a pitch for the Crestview Red baseball team during opening day play of the Justin Richards Scholarship Baseball Tournament on Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 12:50 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Day one of the Justin Richards Scholarship Baseball Tournament ended Thursday with the Crestview red team positioned at a possible run for the tournament title after beating Baker 10-1 and Freeport 8-1.

The Crestview Gray still had an outside shot at the title, but it might need some help after splitting the two games on opening day of the tournament. The Gray beat Baker 4-3 and lost to Choctawhatchee 6-2.

Baker’s hopes of repeating as tournament champs look bleak after the two opening day losses.

“I thought they played good,” Crestview Coach Tim Gillis said after his teams went a combined three and one on the day. “We had some good pitching (on the Red). I thought we pitched it great on the Gray team too.

“We just had a couple of times when we didn’t come up with a hit in a couple of situations. It’s been good so far. We are trying to get better and get some reps in.”


Gray 4, Baker 3

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