By Jesse Fuhrman
The constant factor of both of Livingston Academy’s wins this week was the ability to draw walks consistently. The Wildcats got to first quite a lot on the mistakes of the opposing pitcher.
The first inning of Thursday’s game against Pickett County started with three straight walks for the Wildcats, before Aaron Moffitt sac flied and brought one runner across the plate. The inning ended after Zac Raines popped up to second base and Cole Hammock struck out. On the pitching side of the ball, Myles Maynard was nearly flawless in the first inning, gaining a strikeout on three pitches and then fielding a ball cleanly and throwing it to first base for the second out. The third out was a pop up that Kameron Norris fielded cleanly.
The top of the second was a scoring bonanza for the Wildcats as they went off for four runs in the inning. Connor Reagan and Myles Maynard hit two singles back to back. Dylan York struck out on his at-bat, and Caleb Webb ripped a double into a gap as Connor Reagan rounded third and scored standing up.
It was back to Tyler Garrett as the lineup made its first cycle. Garrett quickly singled and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Creed Pierce drew a walk, and Aaron Moffitt singled. Zac Raines grounded out, and Cole Hammock struck out to end the inning.
Maynard continued his shut out into the third.
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