Dixie Youth baseball game of the week
by Emanuel County Live | May 28, 2010 12:00 am
Murphy USA met Spivey Bank in the Game of the Week last Thursday in the final game of the season. The match up also held added importance as the season culminated with both teams battling for the AAA championship. Spivey at 11-3 and Murphy at 12-2, with the teams splitting their first four games, this was in effect the championship game. A win by Spivey would even their records at 12-3 but Spivey would hold the head-to-had tie breaker.
Murphy jumped out in the top of the 1st inning with four runs. However, Spivey answered with three runs in the bottom half and eight runs in the 2nd inning to take a commanding 11-4 lead. Murphy fought back with six runs in the 3rd inning to close the gap to 11-10. With the screws tightening and the season on the line, Spivey hit the gas pedal again and scored six times in the final two innings and secured the championship by a score of 17-12. Brooks Norton and Zachary Brinson both led the hit parade with 4 for 4 games. Zaveion Ricks led Murphy USA with a 3 for 3 game including two doubles and a triple.