DHS defeats Dadeville 10-8, drops title game

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 28, 2005

ALEXANDER CITY – The Demopolis High School varsity baseball team, knocked off Dadeville 10-8 early yesterday afternoon but could not overcome Benjamin Russell at the Alexander City SportsPlex to win the championship game.

DHS dropped the last match up of the day to BRHS 7 to 2.

The BRHS Wildcats took a 5-1 lead in the first inning.

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DHS looked strong in the third inning as Devin Goodwin hit a double to right centerfield. Baart Pettus followed that up with a single to the shortstop, and he beat the throw to first while moving Goodwin to third. The bases were loaded when William Meador reached base with a walk. Seth Basinger

then walked to score Goodwin. Yet, it was not enough to overcome BRHS lead and drive.

“We were give out after six games in three days. I am proud of our team for the way they competed in the championship game against Benjamin Russell. It is a tribute to the players and assistant coaches. We had one goal as a team when we came here, and that was to be a better baseball team when we left

here. I believe we are doing that,” said DHS Coach James Moody.

With a BRHS five-run lead going into the top of the seventh, Demopolis led off the inning with a grounder to second base that was easily thrown out.

The next batter got out when he hit it well into left-center field and a BRHS ran over to make the grab.

The next batter popped up and the BRHS catcher made the game- and championship-clinching out.

In the Dadeville game, G.W. Washington (2-0) picked up the win for DHS and Bart Pettus picked up the save, pitching three innings of relief.

Leading the way offensively for the Tigers was Washington, who went 2-for-4, Hunter Hawley, who went 2-for-4, and William Meador, who went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.