Starkville Academy has baseball season end with two road losses

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SDN staff

It was a tough day of baseball on the road for the Starkville Academy Volunteers on Thursday.

After dropping an 8-3 decision to the Indianola Academy Colonels to send the series to a third game, the Vols fell 7-4 in the nightcap.

The two road losses ended Starkville Academy's season with a record of 23-9.

In the second game, Howell Archer hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to give the Vols a 3-2 lead, but it didn't hold up.

The Indianola Academy offense exploded for five runs with two run-producing singles, another two run single and a bases-loaded walk.

Starkville Academy got three-straight hits in the sixth inning to get one run, but that was as close as it could get.

The Vols took the lead in the first inning with a sacrifice fly by Ben Owens, but the Colonels responded with two runs of their own to gain a 2-1 advantage in the bottom half of the first inning.

First Game
Indianola Academy 8, Starkville Academy 3

The Colonels got off to a fast start with two runs in the third inning and went on to take the first game by five runs.

Will Davis and Wesley Lester each hit a sacrifice fly to give Indianola Academy a 2-0 lead in the third, but the Vols were able to tie the game in the fifth with a sacrifice fly and RBI single.

In the sixth inning, the Colonels took control of the game with six runs scored. They benefitted from wildness from Starkville Academy and had an RBI single with a grand slam home run also.

The Vols scored one run in the seventh, but it was not enough.