JDA Raiders rally for baseball win

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Michael Young - Sports Editor

On March 14 in SCISA baseball action, the Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders came from behind to post a 6-5 road win over archrival Andrew Jackson Academy.
The Raiders were tested early as they fell behind 2-0 after the first three innings of play.
The Raiders, however, showed their resiliency after that point, outscoring the Confederates 6-3 over the next four innings.
"During the first three innings, we just couldn't get anything going with our bats," JDA coach Curt Ott said.
"As the game went on, we were able to string together a few hits and generate some runs."
Trailing 3-0, the Raiders found the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning. For the Raiders, Will Gee doubled and scored of a double by Anderson Langford. Langford later tied the game at 2-2 off a single by Makenzie Webster.
The tie score didn't last long. The Confederates fired back in the bottom of the fourth inning with two runs off two hits and an error for a 4-2 advantage.
One inning later, the Raiders drew even on the scoreboard again. This time, Ross Kinard and Adam Gee each reached on a single and scored to make the score 4-4.
In the top of the sixth inning, Webster scored the winning run off a single by Adam Gee for the Raiders.
Langford earned the win in the circle after striking out five battlers and walking just two in seven innings of work.
The top hitters for the Raiders were Langford, Will Gee and Ross Kinard with two hits each.
Defensively, Ross Kinard, Adam Gee, Will Gee, Webster, and Cole Kearse performed well.