Photo/James Pugh

There will be a Game 3.

Seminary fell to St. Andrews 12-5 Friday night in Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 3A South State series. The Bulldogs won the opening game of the series Thursday night at St. Andrews, 11-1. 

Click on the link to see video highlights of the game and a post-game interview with Seminary head baseball coach Jeff Graves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSjqRETtCCM&t=5s

St. Andrews out-hit Seminary 11-7 on the night, highlighted by a three-run home run in the top of the fifth by senior slugger Banks Tolley. Tolley’s blast was part of a four-run stanza that gave St. Andrews a 9-4 lead after five complete innings. 

Seminary fell behind early and never recovered fully. St. Andrews opened the game with three runs in the first inning on three hits, including back to back hits by Sam Roffwarg and Avery Thomas to start the contest. 

The closest Seminary came to St. Andrews’ lead was in the bottom of the fourth, scoring three runs on an RBI groundout by Logan Jones, an RBI single by Mikey Jackson and a run on a St. Andrews error to pull within one run, 5-4.

St. Andrews four-run fifth and three-run seventh put the game out of reach for Seminary. 

Starting pitcher, Fisher Norris took the loss on the mound for Seminary and lasted just 1.2 innings. Norris gave up three runs, all earned, on five hits and two walks. Four other pitchers entered the contest for Seminary. 

Game 3 is set for 7 p.m. at St. Andrews on Saturday night. 

Story and video by James Pugh