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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.

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