South Walton Seahawks battle Bucs for 5-2 win

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 15:52 PM.

In the second inning, South Walton picked up one more run. Jack Flynn hit a sky high shot in the infield that fell to the ground for a base hit. Flynn advanced to third on errors and then scored on a double to right center by Slotter. South Walton led 3-1 at the end of two innings.

The Bucs got a run back on a walk and a single to left by Heath Dickson.

South Walton didn't score again until the fourth inning. Noah Neville took one deep to left field and advanced to second on a bunt sacrifice by Tuck Stafford. Flynn walked and then Slotter put down a bunt sacrifice to score Neville for a 4-2 lead.

In the top of the fifth, Garafalo pulled off a double play with a high leap for the catch and then catching the runner off first for a scoreless inning for the Bucs.

South Walton got a couple of runners on base but left them stranded with a strikeout and a fly ball for an out.

However, in the bottom of the sixth, the Seahawks managed to pick up one last run. With one out, Slotter reached on an error and the next batter popped up to the second baseman for an out. Up next, Sage Roberts smacked a single to left field to score Slotter for a 5-2 lead.

Garafalo, a freshman, stepped on the mound and finished off the Bucs in the top of the seventh with a ground out and fly ball for an out and a strike out.



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