Ge­or­gia Perime­ter ral­lies to beat Pi­rates, 12-10

Jaguars im­prove to 4-5 over­all be­hind late of­fen­sive surge

The Covington News - - Sports - By Brian Harper

COV­ING­TON — Af­ter get­ting off to a slow start Tues­day, the Ge­or­gia Perime­ter Jaguars ral­lied to beat the Pi­rates of Chat­ta­hoche Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 12-10.

“It was a great win,” said Ge­or­gia Perime­ter coach Danny Blue. “It shows that we can go out there and play with any­one. Our bats were work­ing and we were find­ing the gaps. We got great per­for­mances out of our fresh­men like Trent Free­man that re­ally helped us to­day.”

The Jaguars (4-5) be­gan the game off to a slug­gish start af­ter start­ing pitcher Jesse Rich­e­son gave up an RBI triple fol­lowed by a two-run homer in the first. Even­tu­ally set­tling down, Rich­e­son handed the Pi­rates four strike­outs be­fore leav­ing the game in the third with the Jags down, 4-1.

Com­ing in to do the dirty work was reliever Chris An­der­son, who gath­ered one strike out and help­ing the Jaguars out of a bases loaded jam.

With An­der­son light­ing a spark on the mound, the bats of the Jaguars in­sin­u­ated the fire in the fourth in­ning, bang­ing out five hits which in­cluded a two- run dou­ble by Kevin Boyd. Third base­man Craig Sparks soon fol­lowed with a tworun sin­gle to tie the game at five.

With the play­ing field level, the fifth in­ning looked eerily sim­i­lar to the fourth. Only this time it would be the Pi­rates gath­er­ing hit af­ter hit, putting five more runs on the score­board to give them a 10-5 lead.

But the Jaguars con­tin­ued to work, pick­ing their spots at the right time to do most of their dam­age. Af­ter a cou­ple of walks, a two-run dou­ble


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