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First Loss of the Season

The Marauders Took On the Port St. Joe Vikings in a Home Varsity Baseball Game


Photo by Brooke Nohle/Maclay Andalusian


As the sun began to set, the Marauders took the field against the Port St. Joe Vikings on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Sophomore Noah Chavez led the team as he took the mound to start the game. The baseball team looked to start a win streak after their opening season win against Munroe 19-0. 


After no runs were scored in the first inning, the Marauders took the lead 1-0, but the Vikings responded quickly and scored a run of their own in the top of the third inning. Port St. Joe then scored another run in the top of the fourth inning, taking the lead 2-1. Maclay would respond again after scoring a run to tie the game 2-2. 


“So far, the season has gone good,” senior Cole Lewis said. “We definitely should have won the last game, but other than that we are three and one, and it’s going strong. There is definitely a big change this year from how we play, it’s definitely been a lot more organized and everyone is bought in.”


The Vikings then scored three runs in the fifth and sixth to take a 5-2 lead. The Marauders only had two innings to score three runs and tie the game; however, their bats were unable to come alive in the last two innings, and the team fell short 5-2. 


“The game went well, and it was fun,” sophomore Ben Wagnon said. “We didn’t win, but we played good as a team.”


The Marauders ended the game with six hits from freshman Henry Richardson, Lewis, sophomore Ben Wagnon, sophomore Landon Barineau, freshman J.R. Thompson and freshman Beau Beshears. 


“I am excited, and we are a young team,” Head Coach Mullins said. “For the most part, the team is getting better and stronger, and the team is buying into the system.”


The team looks to get back in the win column at home against Gadsen on Thursday, Feb. 22.

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