Silver Foxes Baseball Team Falls to Wild Gators 6-0
by Craig Brown
The Silver Foxes of Lamar High School hosted region foe The Wild Gators of Lake View High School Friday, April 2. The top ranked Wild Gators bested the Silver Foxes 6-0 in seven innings. The Silver Foxes played well and picked up five hits against the Lake View power right hander Thomas Skipper. The game difference was the batting from Lake View that produced 11 hits and six runs. The old saying they hit the ball where we weren’t applies somewhat in this game. Lamar has a very good team but you must play near perfect when facing the Wild Gators who have made the playoffs for more than 25 years in a row and have produced ten state champions. The Silver Foxes may face the Wild Gators again in the playoffs and will use the experience of this game and make corrections as needed. Lake View took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, added 2 runs in the second inning, and and added another run in the third to increase the lead to 4-0. There were no runs scored in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. Lake View added two runs in the top of the seventh to get the 6-0 region win. On the mound for Lake View, Thomas Skipper posted 17 strikeouts, one batter to base on a walk, allowed five hits and no runs scored in seven innings for the win. On the mound for Lamar, Hunter Watford posted three strikeouts, one batter to base on a walk, allowed 10 hits and six runs scored in six innings for the loss. In one inning relief, Xavier Jackson allowed one hit and one batter to base on a walk. At bat for Lake View: Chris McGill was 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI, Tucker Bass was 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI, Michael McInnis was 1 for 3 with a RBI, Noah Carter was 1 for 3 getting to base twice on walks, Kason Herlong was 1 for 1, Marquise Johnson was 1 for 3, Michael McDaniel was 1 for 4 with a RBI, Luke Price was 1 for 4, and Braxton Dimery was 1 for 5 with a RBI.