The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


May 15, 2014

Athens Bible loses to St. Luke's in opening game of 1A finals

— MONTGOMERY — The disappointment on the faces of Athens Bible School players spoke volumes following the opening game of the Class 1A baseball championship series.

But despite the 3-2 loss to defending state champion St. Luke's of Mobile Thursday afternoon the Trojans are determined not to throw in the towel.

"Heading into tomorrow we're going to keep our eye on the goal," Zach Ivey said. "We've got guys coming in who can pitch just as good as anyone out there. We've just got to keep our composure and try to come out on top and force a game three."

Ivey put Athens Bible on the board early in the first with a two-out RBI single to left field. St. Luke's responded in the bottom of the inning with a Jeremiah Jackson RBI.

The Wildcats added the go-ahead run in the bottom of the third on a passed ball that scored Luke Phillips. Another was added in the fifth on an RBI double by Drew Dismukes, to make it 3-1.

"We played errorless ball except for a mental error there on the rundown," Athens Bible coach Bill Murrell said.

Athens Bible rallied in the top of the seventh when Daniel Cundiff drove in a run.

"I told them after the game they shouldn't leave here defeated," Murrell said. "They got beat by a very good team. We're disappointed but we're not going to roll over. We're going to come back tomorrow and give it our best."

Game two of the series is set for 10 a.m. at Riverwalk Stadium in downtown Montgomery.

Text Only


Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

     View Results
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee