GURDON - The Gurdon Go-Devils had cut the Spring Hill lead in half in the middle innings and were in a mode for a rally looking for its first win, but the Bears scored eight times in the sixth and seventh innings to break open a close game and win 13-3 on Monday afternoon in Gurdon.
Spring Hill started with two runs in the top of the first inning. The first Go-Devils hit came in the bottom of the second inning when Cole Harper doubled to left field.
Spring Hill added two more runs in the top of the third inning, but Gurdon came back with an answer. Caleb Jacobs led off the bottom of the third inning with a base hit to center field. Brady Purifoy was hit by a pitch and Josh Moore put down a sacrifice bunt to move the two Go-Devils up a base. With two outs and Jacobs on third base, Reid Ledbetter reached on an error that scored Jacobs and Purifoy to cut the Spring Hill lead in half, 4-2.
Harper had another hit in the bottom of the fourth inning after the Bears didn’t score, but he was left standing on first base with two pop-fly outs and a strike out.
Spring Hill put up another run in the top of the fifth inning to lead 5-2. Josh Moore singled for Gurdon in the bottom of the fifth with one out. With two outs, Ledbetter reached on a dropped third strike, but both runners were stranded on base.
Spring Hill scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to lead 10-2 and added three more runs in the seventh inning.
Gurdon got its last run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Cole Harper beat out an infield single and Garret White singled to right field. With two outs, Purifoy singled up the middle to bring in Harper and White was out at the plate on a fielder’s choice to end the inning.
Justiss Patterson reached on an base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning with one out for the Go-Devils. He was left stranded at first base as a strike out ended the game.