By Rick Burnham
The Leon Lions got a complete game effort from junior lefthander Chase Davis enroute to a 3-2 win over visiting Panama City Mosley Tuesday.
Davis only allowed three hits to the Dolphins, who came into the game ranked No. 2 in the state. He struck out five and walked two as the Lions improved to 8-3 on the season.
Will Vislocky scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a wild pitch by Mosley starter David Altman. Altman walked three batters in the inning and nearly got out of the jam when the Dolphins turned a 6-4-3 double play. But his next pitch was in the dirt, allowing Vislocky to score.
Mosley took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Hudson Rowan reached base on an infield error and advanced to third on an infield hit by Peyton Williams. Jordan Martinez’ fly ball to left was deep enough to score Rowan, and the Dolphins took the lead.
Leon tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Landon Allen lined a single to centerfield and came around on an error by Mosley first baseman Will Simpson.
Mosley retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a double by Williams and a single by Jacob Payne.
But Leon clawed their way back again in the top of the fifth, tying the game without the benefit of a base hit. Davis reached second base on an error and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jay Campbell. After Kieren Hemenway walked, Davis scored on a ground ball by Allen.
Leon Head Coach Robbie Zimmerman said both teams played inspired ball, but said the real difference in the game was Chase Davis.
“The key to the game was our pitcher on the mound,” he said. “Chase Davis was the man of the day. He was outstanding the whole game.”
Mosley fell to 11-5 with the loss.
Nice writeup, good to see more coverage on local sports.
Maybe add a ‘Sports’ heading now?