Ariton, Pike split in baseball semis
ARITON, Ala. (WTVY) -- The Ariton Purple Cats hosted the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots in the 2A baseball quarterfinals.
In the third inning, K.C. Bradford got every single stitch of a baseball and hit absolute bomb into the trees of left field. It was a two-run shot as the Patriots took their first lead of the game.
In the top of the fourth, a run was already in for the Patriots. Jackson Booth drove a pitch into the outfield, but Landon Tyler had a diving catch in center field to keep the game at 4-1.
Ariton inched closer, Miles Tyler ripped a ball down the third base line...umpire says fair ball and in came Paxton Steed to make it a one run game.
Purple Cats took game one 7-6 in eight innings. The Patriots took game two. Game three is Thursday at 4.
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