18-U Lions Split With Madison

Courier Sports Report

The Lions 18-under team opened Big League play with a split against Madison in Woodbury Sunday (June 10).

Big League Baseball is under the Little League umbrella and is for youth ages 15-to-18.

The Lions won their opener against Madison, 8-4, but lost the nightcap, 10-3.

Austin Brown and Brent Duggin led the Lions in game one, combining to go 5-for-7. Brown was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and three runs scored. Duggin was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Jackson Mason, Trent Bragg and Chase Gunter also had run-producing hits in the win.

Dalton Bell and Brent Duggin combined to limit the Madison Gators to four runs. Bell pitched the first three-plus innings and Duggin came on in relief, allowing two hits and no runs in three-plus innings.

The Lions fell behind 1-0 in the top of the first but scored three in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good. Brian Duggin and Bell had RBIs to give the Lions the lead.

Madison scored three in the first in the nightcap and never looked back.

Brown, Gunter and Preston Hurley had hits for the Lions in the nightcap.

The Lions played McCabe Tuesday and will again Friday. Both games start at 6:30 p.m.