LEESBURG -- The Lee County baseball team lost its third game in a row late Tuesday, falling this time to subregion rival, TCC, 11-1. But the Trojans picked up the pieces Wednesday and rallied for an 8-7 victory against Lowndes, despite six errors.
"We're just not playing good defense right now," said Lee County coach Rob Williams, whose team improved to 7-4 with Wednesday's win -- well below the Trojans' standards considering their history of being a state powerhouse. "Plus, we haven't been hitting the ball well lately -- and those two are a bad combination."
Lee, however, "got a spark," said Williams, by the return of one its stars, Justin McCalvin, on Wednesday. McCalvin started the season on the DL after cutting his hand during a church activity just before the season began, requiring stitches.
Making his first appearance of 2010, McCalvin finished 2-for-3 with a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth inning that gave Lee the lead for good, as well as a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base.
Lee trailed, 7-5, in the sixth before Chase Griffin smacked a two-run triple to tie the game, 7-7, and set up McCalvin's game-winner. Phillip Anderson also recorded a two-run double in the first inning to start the scoring.
Matthew Suggs (3-1) was Lee's winning pitcher Wednesday -- but it wasn't pretty, giving up seven runs on eight hits and striking out just four.
Justin Walker came on in relief and pitched the seventh inning for his first save of the year.
Lee returns to action Friday at Upson-Lee at 5:30 p.m.
Deerfield track shines at Stratford meet
MACON -- Justin Webb won the 110 hurdles (16:01), the 300 meter hurdles (41.8) and ran the first leg of the winning 4x100 meter relay team (45:34) to lead Deerfield Windsor's boys to a second-place finish in the six-team Stratford Academy Track meet Wednesday. Tony Zenon won the 100 meters (11.10) and anchored the 4x100 meter relay team. Ofe Ariyo won the 3200-meters (11:34). Stratford won the meet with 166 points. DWS was second at 129.
The DWS girls finished third in the meet. Kelly Conway won the 800-meter (2:32) and 1600-meter (5:39) runs. Micaela Cuneo won the 3200 meters (13:26), Amber Young won the long jump (15-10), and Reed Hancock won the pole vault (12-1).