E.A. Sports Today

Wild game

In case you missed it, here’s the box score of Thursday’s Ohatchee-Wellborn baseball game in which Ohatchee rallied from a 6-0 first-inning deficit to win 25-14 in six innings.

It was part of a doubleheader. Wellborn won the opener 12-4, with three home runs and scoring eight runs in the fourth inning.

That was nothing compared to what followed in the nightcap.

Wellborn sent 12 batters to the plate in the home first. Ohatchee sent 11 batters to the plate in the visitors second and 11 in the third, which included two-run homers by Kevin Williamson and Austin Tucker, and 11 in the sixth.

Even when the Indians went up 18-8 coach Blake Jennings felt it wasn’t safe. The Panthers proved him right by scoring five.

“We came in and I told them we need a touchdown to win this thing,” he said.

So what did they do? Go out and score seven more.

The game last 3 hours, 5 minutes. Wellborn pitchers threw 176 pitches, Ohatchee’s 136.

Jennings said he has “no way” been part of such a wild game before.

“Never in my wildest dreams,” he said. “After the second inning every ball hit I had never seen hit like that in a high school baseball game. It was unbelievable the amount of hard-hit balls there were. If you pulled it down the line and got it up you might as well kiss it good-bye.

“I hope I’m never part of something like that again. It was an adventure. I’m glad I’m not on the 14 side.”

It might be wishful thinking. Jennings suspects you’ll see more of these types games as teams try to work within the pitch count rules and series strategies.

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Ohatchee 058 417 — 25 20 7
Wellborn 611 051 — 14 14 4

2B: Eubanks, Alward, Montgomery. 3B: Jenkins. HR: Williamson, Jenkins, Tucker, Harris.

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Box score from GameChanger Media (Wellborn).

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