Wild Gators defeat Silver Foxes 9-3 in regional baseball action
By Craig Brown
The Lake View High School Wild Gators hosted the Silver Foxes of Lamar High School Friday night in a region baseball match-up with the Wild Gators getting a 9-3 win. Wild Gator Head Coach Kip Herlong and his staff have the team at 8-1 in region play with the only loss coming from Green Sea Floyds, a loss the Wild Gators hope to avenge. Lamar has a good team but very few can match-up with the Wild Gators this season. Lake View went up 2-0 in the first inning holding this lead through the scoreless second inning. Lamar got on the board with a run in the top of the third inning but Wild Gator slugger Noah Carter sent one out of the park in the bottom of the inning to put the Wild Gators up Lamar got hot at-at in the top of the fifth inning with two runs scored and trailed the Gators 5-3. The Wild Gators were not to be denied and blasted away at-bat in the bottom of the inning scoring four runs to close the inning with a 9-3 lead. The game would end with this score as neither team crossed home plate in the sixth and seventh innings. On the mound for Lake View, Braxton Dimery pitched four innings and recorded seven strikeouts with one batter to base on a walk, and allowed three hits and one run scored for the win. Thomas Skipper pitched three innings and posted six strikeouts, one batter to base on a walk, and allowed two hits and two unearned runs. Jayzon Parnell and Gavin Windham worked the mound for the Silver foxes in the loss. At bat for Lamar, Hunter Watford was 2 for 3, Tyler McMannus was 1 for four with a RBI, JayZon Parnell was 1 for 3, and Gavin Windham was 1 for 3. At bat for Lake View, Noah Carter was 1 for 2 with a home run, Braxton Dimery was 1 for 2 with the RBI, Thomas Skipper was 1 for 2 with a triple and a RBI, Luke King was 1 for 2 with a triple and a RBI, and Chris McGill was 1 for 2.