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4/3/2013 10:13:00 AM
Maroons split doubleheader at Paris
Sports Editor

It wasn't enough that Robinson High School's baseball team had to come from behind to win their last game after giving up a lead, so they decided they needed to it again Saturday.

The Maroons let an early two-run lead slip away in the first game of a doubleheader at Paris, but rallied to win 3-2 in eight innings. However, they used up all their magic in the first game, as they dropped the nightcap, 10-5, to settle for a split in the non-conference twinbill.

"Our focus has to be better," RHS head coach Scott Albright said. "We have to play every inning like we want to win it and we need to be determined that we will do everything in our power to win every inning."

Game one started out well, as the Maroons scored single runs in the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead. The score remained that way until the bottom of the sixth, when Paris plated a pair of runs to even the score. Robinson was able to push across the eventual winning run in the top of the eighth and held on for the victory.

"We played well in the first game, but let them back in it," Albright said. "We just had the mental letdown, lost focus and let them back into the game. We once again had to come back to win it."

Blake Hale led the offense for RHS with a double, a single and a run batted in, while Landen Hoagland tripled and drove in a run. Brayden Scott posted a base hit and two runs scored, Colton Williamson added a single, Logan Johnson knocked in a run and Michael Elliott scored a run.

Johnson earned the win on the mound, allowing two runs on eight hits in seven and one-third innings, while walking one and striking out eight. Scott retired both batters he faced, including one by strikeout, to earn the save.

"Blake and Brayden had a good day at the plate," Albright said. "Logan did a good job pitching."

In game two, Robinson again got off to a good start, scoring twice in the first inning, but Paris answered right back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. The Tigers added single runs in the second and third for a 5-2 lead, but Robinson responded with two runs in the fourth to close the gap to 5-4. However, Paris got a run back in the bottom of the fourth, then broke the game open with a four-run sixth to take a 10-4 lead. Robinson got a run back in the top of the seventh, but could not get any closer.

Hale again led RHS at the plate with a home run, a single, two runs scored and a run batted in, while Hoagland tripled, singled and knocked in two runs. Williamson posted two hits, a run batted in and a run scored, Scott singled twice and scored two runs and Johnson and Joe Riggs added a base hit apiece.

"Blake, Brayden and Landen hit the ball well," Albright said. "Colton Williamson was a bright spot of the day. He did a good job hitting, running the bases and also came in to pitch."

Elliott took the loss on the mound, giving up five runs - four earned - on five hits, while walking four and striking out two in two and one-third innings. Williamson tossed three and two-thirds innings of relief, allowing five runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits, while walking one and striking out two.

At Paris

Robinson 011 000 01 - 3 5 0

Paris 000 002 00 - 2 8 2

WP - Logan Johnson 7.1IP, 2R, 2ER, 8H, 1BB, 8K; Brayden Scott .2IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 1K (save). LP - Elmore 8IP, 3R, 2ER, 5H, 4BB, 13K. 2B - Hale (R), Coffman (P), Spencer (P). 3B - Hoagland (R).

Robinson 200 200 1 - 5 10 4

Paris 311 104 x - 10 10 2

WP - Whitacre 6.1IP, 3R, 2ER, 9H, 1BB, 2K; Shonk .2IP, 2R, 2ER, 1H, 3BB, 0K. LP - Michael Elliott 2.1IP, 5R, 4ER, 5H, 4BB, 2K; Colton Williamson 3.2IP, 5R, 1ER, 5H, 1BB, 2K. 2B - Temples (P), McDaniel (P). 3B - Hoagland (R), Morris (P), Spencer (P). HR - Hale (R).

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