Choctaws fall to McAlester at Lewis Harris Tournament

Saturday, March 18, 2017

It was a game of match this for five innings as the Buffalos took the lead twice in the first three innings, but the Dyer County Choctaws tied the game on both occasions before a sixth-inning single from McAlesterís Alton Jones to give the Buffalos a 3-2 win over Dyer County in the Lewis Harris Tournament at Germantown.

Jones also had a hand in the first score of the day as his second-inning liner to centerfield scored Conner Stewart to put McAlester up 1-0 after an inning and a half.

Dyer County answered in its half of the second as John Evans doubled then scored on a Langdon Gordon two-bagger to tie the game at 1-1 after two innings.

After McAlester retook the lead in the top of the third after an RBI single from Mason Ross, the Choctaws answered in their half when Tanner Holcomb was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to tie the game at 2-2 after three frames.

Neither team could string together much until the top of the sixth when Jonesí two-out single put the Buffalos on top 3-2 after five and a half innings.

The Choctaws got a one-out single in the bottom of the inning from Holcomb, but stranded him at first to end the frame. Dyer Countyís side was retired in order in the seventh to seal the win for McAlester.

Cam Barlow took the loss for the Choctaws, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out four.

Evans and Gordonís doubles led the way for the Choctaws at the plate, accounting for half of the Tribeís four hits.

Dyer County travels to Pensacola, Fla. on Monday for the Pensacola Tournament.

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