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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Baseball opens Area play with 8-0 win

Foley LIONS Varsity jumps on Murphy early and coasts to 8-0 win

Foley LIONS Varsity jumped out to an early lead on Murphy and captured an 8-0 victory on Thursday.

The game was decided quickly as Foley LIONS Varsity exerted its will early with six runs in the first three innings.

An RBI single by Cody Browder and an error during the first inning and an RBI double by McLean White in the second inning fueled Foley LIONS Varsity’s offense early.
Casey Gattenio had two extra-base hits for Foley LIONS Varsity. He doubled in the second inning and homered in the sixth inning.

Shaun Stidham held Murphy scoreless for six innings. Stidham struck out four and allowed three walks and six hits.

Foley LIONS Varsity’s Cory Burton, Gattenio and White combined for five hits and four RBIs.

#10 was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked one and struck out two.