vs. Frostproof High School
||February 21, 2012
Event Recap:Frostproof 12, All Saints 5
All Saints 210 002 0 -- 5 9 2
Frostproof 350 121 x -- 12 14 2
W - Gaines. L- Doyle. HR - Frostproof,
The opening line from Ernest Thayer's poem, "Casey at the Bat,"
"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day," was never
more appropriate than Tuesday night at Frostproof.
At 7 pm, the game's scheduled start time, the lamps of one of the light
towers weren't working, so the field wasn't as brilliant as it was supposed to be.
The umpires declared it a safety issue and refused to start the game between
All Saints and Frostproof until the lights came back on. Fifty-one minutes later,
the lights were shining thanks to Garrett Doyle's dad Steve and the Saints
and Bulldogs took the field.
Carson Fulmer got the Saints off to a good start by lining the first pitch of the
game into left field for a single. A sinking drive to center by Greg Pitsikoulis fell
in front of the centerfielder, who tried unsuccessfully for a shoestring catch, Fulmer
scoring and Pitsikoulis continuing to third with a triple. Brenton Willis grounded out
to score Pitsikoulis and the Saints led 2-0.
Josh Baber socked the first of his two homers in Frostproof's half of the inning to put
the Bulldogs ahead 3-2, added a grand slam in the 2nd for an 8-3 lead, and Frostproof
never looked back. Baber finished the game with 7 RBI.
Willis had 2 hits and 3 RBI for the Saints, while Pitsikoulis was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
All Saints, 2-2, leaves Friday for a 2-game road trip to Gainesville and a series against Oak Hall.