Both the Wolves and Rebels had seniors turn in two sensational defensive plays.
In the bottom of the second, senior right-fielder Jeffrey Hurt robbed senior leadoff man Daniel Scronce of an extra base hit with a fully-extended catch.
The play prevented an extra-base hit and possibly two runs, as the Rebels had men on first and third. Hurt, who has a Superman tattoo, resembled the super hero making the catch.
West Lincolnâ€™s third baseman senior Heath Cole turned in the other stellar defensive play in the game.
Cole, who is a solid defender, robbed freshman Nate Wright of a double in the top of the sixth. The hard-hit ball was hit behind Cole, who back-handed it with his glove before throwing to first for the out.
â€œI got lucky. Iâ€™m just happy because this is the last time Iâ€™ll ever play Lincolnton in anything, unless we play them in the conference tournament,â€ Cole, the three-sport athlete, said.
Fellow senior, Dustin Hester, was just happy to participate in the game. Last time the two clubs met, he was in Cleveland, Ohio wrestling in a national tournament.
â€œIt feels great to finally be here and be a part of this (beating Lincolnton). When we were playing in the Easter Tournament, I was calling every five minutes to see how my team was doing. Thatâ€™s when Tater (Daniel Scronce) hit his first homerun, I wish I couldâ€™ve seen it,â€ he said.
by John Mark Brooks