Kingwood falls to Bessemer
By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Reporter
BESSEMER – In a March 7 showdown with the Tigers of Bessemer, the Kingwood Christian Lions were turned away in emphatic fashion by a final of 10-0.
Nothing seemed to be going Kingwood’s way on this day. Wyatt Baker took the mound to start the game for the Lions, and pitched gamely through five innings of work, allowing seven hits and six runs, four of them earned, before surrendering his post to Garrett Jones. The problem for Kingwood was not only on the mound. The bats could never find a rhythm and only salvaged five hits on the day in total. Corey Robinson had two of those hits, and led the way for Kingwood from the plate, going 2-3.
Calhoun doubled off the first pitch he saw in the top of the first inning for the Lions with only one out to give Kingwood some early momentum, but Kingwood could not capitalize on the early chance and were turned away empty-handed in the first. A barrage of hits by the hosting Tigers in the bottom of the same inning gave them a 2-0 lead, which they quickly turned into a 5-0 lead when Mike Williams hit the first of his two home runs in the game in the bottom of the third.
Kingwood never got going from the plate, and when Williams slammed his second home run over the fence in the bottom of the sixth inning, Bessemer went up by 10 runs, and the game was called early.
Williams went 4-4 from the plate for Bessemer with a pair of home runs, a double and three RBIs.
Kingwood fell to 7-3-2 with the loss.