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Seminary’s scoreboard lit up like a late night firework show. Monday night’s Game 3 meeting in the second-round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs between Seminary and Magee featured a three-hour offensive slugfest comprised of 31 runs, 31 hits and two seven-run frames. 

Seminary – who scored the latter of the seven-run frames – came out on top, 19-12. 

The Bulldogs advance to the third-round and will face Morton in a best-of-three series. Game 1 is set for Thursday night in Morton. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.

Click on the link to see video highlights and a post-game interview with Seminary head baseball coach Jeff Graves: https://youtu.be/PuIqLPfoWaM

Seminary hit .559 as a team Monday night. 

Louisiana Tech commit Adarius Myers went 4-for-4 at the plate, including back-to-back doubles in the fourth and fifth inning. His two-out double in the fourth started a rally of five consecutive two-out hits that produced three runs and tied the contest, 8-8.

 

 

Fisher Norris, Logan Jones and Cody Ellzey each had three hits, while Dalton Cummins, Landry McQueen and Mikey Jackson finished with multiple hits as well with two apiece. 

Cummins drove in a team-high four runs, largely in part to his three-run blast over straightaway center in the fifth. His sixth home run of the year was part of Seminary’s seven-run fifth, and it gave his team a 12-10 lead. Seminary entered the bottom of the fifth, trailing Magee, 10-8. 

Grave said the big offensive night was due to both teams having to go deep into it’s pitching rotation. On Saturday, in Game 2, a total of six pitchers threw from the mound. Seven pitchers took to the mound on Monday night, five of which came from Magee’s dugout. Three Magee pitchers lasted less than a full inning of work.

Junior RHP Mikey Jackson, who came in as relief for Seminary’s starting pitcher Robert Sanford in the fourth, earned the win on the mound. Jackson tossed 3.2 innings and allowed four earned runs on four hits. He struck out two Magee batters. 

Sanford lasted 3.1 innings on Monday night, allowing eight earned runs on eight Magee hits. 

Seminary improves to 18-10 on the year. Magee ends it’s 2018 season with a 19-11 overall record.