Munford baseball drops another heartbreaker; district tourney seedings set

April 20, 2017

 

For the second straight game, it took eight innings to decide the winner. And also for the second straight game, Dyer County scored a single run in the eighth to pull out a win over Munford.

 

Two days after losing at home to Dyer County 1-0, the Cougars fell in Newbern on Wednesday, 6-5.

 

With the two-game sweep, Dyer County (16-6 overall, 6-0 district) clinched the regular season District 13-AAA title and top seed in next month's district tournament, which will be held in Savannah. Munford (12-13, 3-2), which still has a district game to play against Hardin County, will finish second. Brighton (9-13, 2-4) is third and Hardin County (5-17, 0-5) fourth, which means county rivals Brighton and Munford will face each other in the first round of the tournament. 

 

Munford got off to a quick start Wednesday against Dyer County ace Jordan Fowler, an Ole Miss signee, scoring once in second and two in the third to go ahead 4-2. But the Choctaws answered with three runs in the fifth and scored the game winner on a Munford error in the bottom of the eighth.

 

"A couple of heartbreakers, but I'm proud of our kids in many ways," Munford head coach Scotty Yount said. "If we lose by one it's my fault, so those are one me. I believe in this team and when we put it all together at one time, we will be dangerous."

 

Brennan Hollie led Munford's offense, going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Corey Simmons was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Garrett Baugh singled for Munford's only other hit off Fowler, who struck out nine and walked one over eight innings.

 

Simmons started on the mound for Munford and pitched well. He scattered nine hits over seven innings, struck out seven and walked one, but took the loss.

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