The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

April 26, 2013

Shoals Christian wins game 1 over ABS in 1A playoffs

By Jonathan Deal
jonathan@athensnews-courier.com

ATHENS — Shoals Christian took a big step toward another 1A baseball title Friday afternoon with an 8-2 win over ABS in game one of the second round baseball playoffs. William Bishop gave the visitors the lead in the third inning with a single up the middle.

ABS led off the fourth inning with consecutive singles to load the bases. With the bases loaded and no outs, Douglas Fields drove home a run to get ABS on the board.

ABS led 2-1 until the fifth inning when Shoals exploded for six runs to take a 7-2 lead. Bishop hit a solo shot to dead center in the sixth inning to round out the scoring. The second game began at approximately 4 p.m.

Check back for more on this game later in the day or follow sports writer Jonathan Deal on his twitter account, @dealjon.