JESSIEVILLE - The Fountain Lake Cobras took advantage of nine Gurdon errors and used a 9-run second inning to defeat the Go-Devils 13-3 on Friday afternoon at the North Garland County Boys and Girls Club Park.
The Go-Devils opened the game with a one-out single from Dillon Reece, but he was out at second for the third out of the top of the first inning when Reid Ledbetter hit into a fielder’s choice. Fountain Lake had a lead off walk, a sacrifice bunt and an error that scored the first run for the Cobras. Another Gurdon error put Fountain Lake in scoring position at third base, but starting Go-Devils pitcher Josh Moore struck out the final two batters to end the inning with Gurdon trailing 1-0.
Gurdon tied the game 1-1 in the top of the second inning when Garret White was hit by a pitch and scored the Garrin Orsburn reached on an error. In the bottom of the second, Gurdon’s defense fell apart and allowed nine runs to the Cobras.
A hit batsman, an error, another hit batsman, a walk, a RBI single, an RBI walk, another run-scoring walk and a run-scoring base hit allowed for a plethora of runs to score for Fountain Lake. two more run scoring singles and a walk added on to the total. A fielder’s choice finally ended the second inning after Fountain Lake had sent 13 batters to the plate.
Gurdon scratched out another run in the top of the third inning when Reece reached on an error and scored on an error when Justiss Patterson got on base via a Fountain Lake error. The Go-Devils trailed 10-2. The Cobras tacked on another run when a batters was hit by a pitch, went to third on an error and stole home to make it 11-2.
White singled up the middle in the top of the fourth inning for Gurdon, but was out on a fielder’s choice and another fielder’s choice put Hunter Mayhue on first base, but a strike out ended the Go-Devils threat. Fountain Lake got a runner to third base in the bottom of the fourth, but didn’t score.
Moore led of the top of the fifth inning with a single to right field, but was out on a fielder’s choice by Reece. Patterson was hit by a pitch and Ledbetter singled to left field to bring in Reece and make it an 11-3 deficit.
Fountain Lake scored two more times in the bottom of the fifth inning on a single, an error, a walk that loaded the bases and a hit batsman scored a run. An error allowed the final Cobra run to score an end the game 13-3.