Boys Varsity Baseball · Hoover Bucs Varsity Defeats St. Pius X Catholic Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning


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Hoover Bucs Varsity weathered a push by St. Pius X Catholic in the fifth inning where Hoover Bucs Varsity coughed up three runs, but Hoover Bucs Varsity still won 8-4 on Thursday. The big inning for St. Pius X Catholic came thanks to a single by Will Briones and an error on a ball put in play by Mike Spear.
Hoover Bucs Varsity fired up the offense in the second inning. Jesse Kelley drove in two when he singled.
Hoover Bucs Varsity scored three runs in the fourth inning. Hoover Bucs Varsity scored its runs on a double by Kelley.
Colson Lawrence earned the win for Hoover Bucs Varsity. He went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out nine and walking zero. Jack Henry Milligan and Josh McDowell entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Milligan recorded the last four outs to earn the save for Hoover Bucs Varsity.
Hoover Bucs Varsity totaled nine hits. Robby Ashford and Kelley all collected multiple hits for Hoover Bucs Varsity. Kelley and Ashford each managed two hits to lead Hoover Bucs Varsity.
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