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April 4, 2013

Open Bible bounces back, beats Citizens Christian

VALDOSTA — Open Bible bounced back from its first loss of the season, an 8-4 loss to Appling Christian last Friday, and beat Citizens Christian 10-6 Tuesday night.

With the win, the Warriors improved to 11-1 on the season and 4-1 in region play.

Matthew Infante was the winning pitcher for the Warriors, allowing just three hits and striking out four batters.

Open Bible took an early lead after Colton Jenkins walked, stole second and scored on an error on a grounder by Patrick Eason. Eddy Garcia was brought in to courtesy run for Eason and he stole second, before he advanced to third on a wild pitch. Eason scored when John William Worsley, who had reached on a walk, was tagged out during a rundown. Open Bible led 2-0.

 Citizens Chrisitan answered with three runs and took a 3-2 lead over Open Bible after the second inning.

In the top of the third inning, Citizens scored a run for a 4-2 lead, but Open Bible responded with five runs to take a 7-4 lead.

Marlon Barrera walked and moved to second on a throwing error on an attempted pickoff. Jenkins singled and stole second base to put runners on second and third. Eason singled to right field allowing Barrera to score. Then, Jenkins moved to third on the hit and scored on a throwing error and Eason moved to second. Garcia went to third on wild pitch and scored on a single by Worsley. Worsley then stole second and scored on a long homerun to right field by Caleb Bowden.

Citizens scored another run in the fourth to cut the lead to 7-5.

Will Krivachek led off the bottom of the fourth with a walk. He was forced out on a ground ball by Barerra, whoe stole second and moved to third on an infield single by Jenkins, who also stole

 second.

With Jenkins’ steal, the Warriors had runners at second and third.

Eason grounded out to third, but Barrera scored. Worsley walked and a double steal put runners on second and third. A double by Nathan Infante scored both runners for a 10-5 lead.

After a scoreless fifth and sixth inning, Citizens tried to rally in the seventh, scoring one run and loading the bases before a ground out ended the threat and the game.

Open Bible will host Highland Christian on Monday at 4:30 p.m. and Appling Christian on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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