The Showdown 

The Showdown 

Cheryl Boydston | Southern Torch

Marla Jones, Sports Editor

HIGDON, Ala.– The North Sand Mountain Bison defeated the Pisgah Eagles in varsity baseball action on Wednesday, 13-8. 

Mikey Poss singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run in the second inning for NSM. 

NSM scored in the third when Jackson Burgess doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and Kaden Moore homered on a 2-1 count, scoring three runs.

After the Pisgah Eagles scored four runs in the top of the fifth, NSM answered with four of their own.  Jakob Kirby singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, Luke Gilbert singled on the first pitch .scoring one run, Conley Rogers grounded out, scoring one run, and Wes Arnold doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.  NSM answered back when Luke Reed tripled on the first pitch, scoring three runs.

Moore took the win from the mound.  The right-hander allowed six hits and six runs over four innings, striking out eight.  Reed, Hayden Neil, and Logan Shoemake all put in work in relief out of the bullpen,  Shoemake pitched the last two outs to earn the save for the Bison.

Gilbert took the loss for Pisgah Eagles. The righthander went two-thirds of an inning, allowing four runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one.

Kolten Cooper went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead NSM in hits.