Freeman sharp as Etowah trims Titans


By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Etowah High used a stellar pitching performance by Devin Freeman to out-distance Gadsden City, 10-2, in high school baseball action on Wednesday (Mar. 25) at the Gadsden Sports Complex

Etowah head coach Larry Foster was pleased with his pitcher’s performance. 

“Devin has been a good pitcher for us all season. Gadsden City beat us earlier [in the season], and that was a bit of motivation for us. We hit the ball well when we needed to.”

Freeman went six and two-thirds innings, giving up three hits and two runs. He struck out two, walked four and hit two batters.

Etowah wasted little time in putting runs on the board. The first inning saw the Blue Devils send eight men to the plate and scoring three times on two hits and two walks. One batter was also hit by a pitch. Jacob Bobo had the big hit in the inning, driving in two runs.

The Blue Devils added a pair of runs on three hits in the top of the fifth to increase their lead to 5-0. The visitors added another run in the sixth and four more in the top of the seventh. 

The Titans collected their first hit on a bunt single in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

The hosts added two hits and two runs in the bottom of the seventh before Jacob Johnson came in to record the final out. David Minton had an RBI walk in the inning and Trace Cromer had an RBI single for the Titans. 

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