Lions win district finale over Atlanta
The New Boston Lions scored four times in the bottom of the 6th to overcome and 3-0 deficit and rally to beat the previous district leading Atlanta Rabb 4-3 Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-0 going into their half of the 6th, Kyle Atkinson started the inning with a walk that was followed by a 2-run blast off the bat of Brian Reid to make it 3-2. That was followed by a double from Connor Bobbitt, who would come around to score on a fielder’s choice by Trentyn Morris Hill after a walk to Caden Glass. Glass would then come in for the winning score after a wild pitch.
Brian Reid started the game for the Lions and held the explosive Atlanta offense to just three runs on five hits in 5 plus innings of work. Bobbit was credited with the win on the hill as he came in to relieve Reid and shut the Rabbs down not allowing another batter to reach base in his one and two-thirds innings of relief.
Tuesday night’s win for the Lions came on the heels of a big 8-2 win over Redwater on Monday and set the Lions up as Co-District champions. The two teams will play a game later this week to determine the seeding in the postseason brackets.
The Dragons rebounded last night to take an 8-6 win over the Hooks Hornets as Redwater’s Riley Drew went 3-for-5 with three RBI’s to pace the Redwater offense.
In other Tuesday night action, the James Bowie Pirates fell to Linden-Kildare by a score of 11-5, and the DeKalb Bears lost to Pewitt 4-3 despite out-hitting the Brahmas 10 to four.
In the photo, good defense kept the Lions in the game early as an Atlanta baserunner is called out at the plate from a tag from New Boston catcher Will Henson. Photo by Heather Wilson