JCBC 13, Ironmen 11
Johns Creek Baptist Church returned to the softball field after six long years, and in search of their first victory in over a decade. Relying on pitching, defense and extended rallies, JCBC fought back from an 11-7 deficit to claim a 13-11 victory in their 2014 season opener.
Aided by two errors and five consecutive singles, JCBC opened their season with a 5-run first inning. They tacked on two more runs in the second inning before running into some trouble. Josh allowed 10 runs in the bottom of the second inning to cough up a 7-0 lead.
New pitcher David Keel allowed one run in the third to push the deficit to four runs headed into the fourth inning. The top of the Johns Creek order went to work again as Austin doubled to lead off the inning and scored on Zachary’s single. Back-to-back hits by Josh and Nathaniel cut the lead to 2 and loaded the bases with two outs before Bryan delivered a 2-run single to tie the game at 11.
David shut down the opposing team in the bottom of the fourth and Johns Creek got run scoring hits from John and Jeff in the fifth to take a 13-11 lead. David loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth, but John made a leaping catch in left field to preserve the win.