Forest City falls to SW Forsyth

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 06:08 AM

Forest City's 10/11 All-Stars came into Tuesday's game against Southwest Forsyth with a victory on their minds, whether it was a loser's bracket game or not.

Unfortunately, after a three-run first inning, Forest City couldn't hold the momentum as SW Forsyth scored 11 runs in the fourth and fifth innings en route to a 13-3 win at Dunbar Park.

Forest City, the visitors for Tuesday's contest, came out of the box swinging.

Colby Bradshaw led off the game with a double to left-center field on a 1-2 count and moved to third on the following wild pitch from SW Forsyth starter Colby Reichenbach.

Hayden Joyce walked to put runners on first and third before Jacob Champion plated Bradshaw on a base hit.

CJ Hannon folowed with a grounder to shortstop that was mishandled and thrown under the glove of the first baseman and rolled into foul territory. Joyce and Champion both scored on the error putting Forest City on top 3-0 with no outs.

Reichenbach settled in and stopped the bleeding their.

SW Forsyth cut into the lead with two runs in the bottom half of the first, on of which was walked in on Forest City starter Champion's third walk of the inning. After the walked-in run , Champion struck out the final two batters of the inning to end the rally.

Both teams settled down until SW Forsyth exploded in the fourth inning.

A lead off single by Shane Jarvis followed by a Tyler McPherson double off the left field fence knotted the score at 3-3.

A bunt, error, wild pitch and a sacrifice fly later, Forest City found itself in a 6-3 hole after the damage was done.

Forest City went down in order in the fifth allowing SW Forsyth to close the book in the fifth inning with seven runs before recording two outs.

In the fifth alone, SW Forsyth managed seven hits, along with a walk and a hit batsman en route to the 10-run rule coming into effect.

Forest City had just three hits on the night, two of which came from Dustin Blanton.

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SW Forsyth 13, Forest City 3

Forest City^300^00 — 3

SW Forsyth^200^47 — 13

WP: Colby Reichenbach (5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 7 K)

LP: Jacob Champion

Top performers:

SWF: Jackson Caraway (2-for-3 2 RBI)

FC: Dustin Blanton (2-for-2)