Jaguars lose a tough one to Godby

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By Joe Ferolito

The East Gadsden High School Jaguars gave it all they had last Monday before losing to Godby 5-4 in the District 2-3A Baseball tournament in Tallahassee.

Makarious Murray pitched an outstanding game allowing only four hits in five innings of work. Murray and the Jaguars held a 4-2 lead until the bottom of the fifth when a pair of walks and an error helped Godby to three runs and the lead.

East Gadsden got a first-inning run when Montez Fryson singled in John Price.

The Jaguars took the lead with a three-run fourth inning. Fryson, Cedric Atkins, and Zeldrian Polk all reached base before Murray hit a ball to third where the third baseman made a three base error, giving East Gadsden the lead.

"I thought we played hard and gave it what we had," Jaguar coach Randell Estelle said. "We were just a few runs short of being able to advance."

The loss ended East Gadsden's season with an 11-14 record.

Rickards defeated Godby on Wednesday and won the tournament with a win over Bay High Friday night.