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Wewa takes down Bethlehem in Thursday night blowout

Wewahitchka’s baseball team won a slugfest at Bethlehem on Thursday, March 30, defeating the Wildcats 19-11. 

The Gators took a 4-run lead in their first at bat only to have Bethlehem gain a 5-4 lead after two innings. 

Wewa quickly regained the lead with a six-run outburst in the third inning, increasing the lead to 14-5 when the Wildcats came to bat in the bottom of the fourth. 

After Bethlehem scored six runs to close the gap to 14-11, Gator coach Bobby Hughes replaced starting pitcher Avery Davis with Walker Bailey, who shut the door on the Wildcats for the remaining 3.1 innings, allowing only one hit. 

Wewa scored another run in the fifth, and four more in the sixth to claim their second win of the season. 

Terrell Williams led the Gator offense with four hits, including a double. He scored two and drove in two. 

Bailey, Jakwavian Gray, and Austin Hunter each collected two hits for Wewa while scoring runs. Bailey drove in a run, and Gray drove in three. 

Gunner Grogan stroked a double, scored twice, and drove in one, while JaCorey Williams had a hit, drove in one, and scored four times. 

Caleb Cooper had a hit, scored twice, and drove in two, while Davis scored three runs. Darren Cowles and Brody Lemieux also scored for the Gators. 

Wewa runners swiped a total of 13 bases, led by Grogan and JaCorey Williams with three each, and Cooper with two. 

Next up on the Gator schedule is Jackson (GA) at home on Tuesday, April 4, and a trip to Cottondale on Thursday, April 6.