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Red Devils down Tigers in slugfest 15-12

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By Steve Jarboe

The 13 and 2 Williston Red Devil Baseball team hosted a non district Dunnellon team on Thursday night March 29, at the Devils Den.
Justin Baker 5-0 on the season took the mound for the Red Devils.
The Red Devils scored in every inning as they plated 1 run in the first and a run in the second for a 2-0 lead in the game. Baker struck out the side in the first inning, and added another strike out in the second inning of the game for the Red Devils.
After the Tigers got their first base runner on a walk, they put another runner on base with a sharply hit ball down the third base line. Both runners were stranded to end the top of the third inning for the Tigers, as they remained scoreless after three at bats.
The Red Devil bats began to come alive in the bottom of the third inning as Christian Morris collected his second hit in two trips to the plate. Austin Etheridge followed with a single, and Covin Terrell walked to load the bases. Jared Caswell smacked a two run single lifting the Red Devils to a 6-0 lead after three complete innings.
Dunnellon began to make a comeback in the top of the fourth inning as they loaded the bases with no outs. The Tigers plated 5 runs before the inning ended pulling the score to 6-5.
The Tigers, not wanting to pitch to Max White, walked him for the second time to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. Morris followed with his third hit, in three at bats with a run scoring double off the center field wall missing his eighth home run of the season by just a few feet. Caswell  moved Morris to third base with a one out single. Morris then scored the second run of the inning on a sac fly by Conner Clayton for an 8-5 Red Devil lead. Baker then helped out his game with a two run home run   over the left field fence putting the Red Devils up 10-5 after four innings.
Baker was pulled to start the fifth inning and the Tigers failed to score in the top of the fifth inning as they faced relief pitcher Cody Head.
Caswell lead off the bottom of the fifth inning for the Red Devils with a walk. The Tigers again walked White. With runners on first and second Morris again smashed a single scoring Caswell and moving White to second base. White then stole his fifth base of the game and moved to third where he scored on a fielders choice with the next Red Devil batter.  The Red Devils took a 12-5 lead after five complete innings.
The Tigers began another rally in the top of the sixth inning as they again scored 5 runs to pull within 2 of the Red Devils at 12-10.
The Red Devils added another three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they walked White for the fourth time and Morris collected his fifth hit in five at bats for the Red Devils. The Red Devils pulled the score to 15-10 after six innings of play. Clayton came to the mound for the Red Devils to finish the game and the Tigers managed to score two runs before the third out was made on a strike out for Clayton.
The Red Devils improved their regular season record to 14-2 and sit atop the district at 5-1.