Govs sweep Bishop State
After a sweep of Bishop State Tuesday afternoon, the Wallace Govs remain in a tie for first place in the Southern Division. The two games weren’t even close.
Behind the strong pitching of Sawyer Betts, the Govs took game one 10-0. The game ended after five innings because of the 10-run rule. And the second game was almost as dominant. Walllace won that one 9-0.
In that first game, Betts pitched a complete game, stuck out seven and gave up only one hit. Even that one hit was highly questionable. The ball most likely would have been fielded, but the ground ball up the middle hit off the umpire’s foot. Since the umpire is considered part of the field, the play was ruled a hit.
Offensively, Rehobeth’s Jake Brown appears to be coming around. In Tuesday’s first game, Brown went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. It was Brown’s third home run of the year. Aaron Green went 2-4 with an RBI, Drew Eady was 1-for-1 with a walk, RBI, and a hit-by-pitch. Tanner Emmons was 1-for-2 with a walk and scored two runs.
Austin Whilock got the win in game two. He pitched five innings, gave up four hits and two walks.
But that wasn’t all Whitlock did. At the plate he went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Drew Eady was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI, and a stolen base. Troy Smith also was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. And Brown was 1-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs, and a sac bunt. Seth Evans was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
The Govs are now 6-2 in conference play, tied for first place. Wallace will play Jeff Davis this Saturday in Brewton.