Sandler, Bolin go yard against Soper
by By Zach Maxwell Sports Reporter
SILO - The old Silo-Soper rivalry looked like it was about to heat up with a 2-1 game until a second-inning grand slam from Leonard Sandler left no doubt who was in charge.
Sandler took a fastball on a quick trip to right center, bouncing off the scoreboard just above the Larry Willis Insurance Agency sign. Lucas Long, Tanner Clark and Kris Taylor were aboard.
“I didn’t think it was close to out when I hit it,” Sandler said. In fact, the ball was hit on such a line that it took a moment for the umpires to wave him around with what many thought was a stand-up double.
Sandler (five RBIs) wasn’t the only Rebel to send the ball on a rawhide ride: Andrew Bolin blasted a two-run shot in the third inning, part of his three-RBI afternoon which included an earlier triple.
It all added up to a short 13-5 Silo win in five innings. Jake Hamilton, Ethan Hollowell and Taylor took turns on the mound, issuing a combined eight walks and one home run (off Hollowell) but striking out half a dozen Red Bear batters in the process.
Jarris Hamilton had two RBIs in the game, Kendall Shives had a double and scored a run, and Lucas Long collected an RBI single. His brother Trenton Long had the game’s final RBI which produced a walk-off run-rule finish in five innings.
Silo (4-0) will re-match against Soper at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the Tupelo Tournament. A Friday tournament game awaits against either Moss or Tushka.
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