East Gadsden 7
Robert F. Munroe hung on to win a close game Feb. 20 against the visiting Jaguars of East Gadsden. Behind the pitching of starter Andrew Higdon, the Bobcats jumped out to a 5-2 lead after five innings. The Bobcat offense featured a 2-run homer by third-baseman Myles Edwards.
With Higdon tiring after the fourth inning, the RFM defense got a little shaky and the Jaguars were able to take a 6-5 lead after plating four runs. The Bobcats would score two runs in the bottom of the sixth to regain the lead, only to see East Gadsden score one in the top of the seventh to knot the score at 7-7.
Just when it looked like the game would go into extra innings, a pop-up to the Jaguars infield was misplayed when the shortstop and left-fielder collided, allowing Bobcat first-baseman Vince Fioramanti to score the winning run.
Leading the Bobcat offense were Bradley Klees and Andrew Higdon with two hits each and Myles Edwards who homered and drove in two runs. Klees also got the win in relief in the seventh inning.
Florida High 22
What a difference a day makes. On Thursday the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe School were overwhelmed by the Seminoles of Florida High School, as the visitors from Tallahassee struck for 17 hits and 22 runs. Conversely, the Bobcats struggled on the mound, in the field and at the plate. Pitching for the team from Mt. Pleasant has been an issue thus far this season, and it didn’t appear to get much better as the Bobcats would send four hurlers to the mound.
Collectively, the group allowed seven free passes to go along with the 17 hits.
Offensively, the Bobcats didn’t have a lot to cheer about as the highlights were two hits by Bradley Klees and an RBI each by Vince Fioramanti and Will Harris. The Bobcats were slated to return to Feb. 26, taking on again the Jaguars of East Gadsden at Corry field in Quincy and returning to Bradford May Field on Friday, March 1, for a date with Brookwood out of Thomasville. Both games are set for a 6 p.m. start.