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May 4, 2013

Swan's big day not enough to keep LC-M's season alive


It was a lot different of a ballgame Saturday between the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears and Barbers Hill Eagles but unfortunately for the Bears the result did not change from Friday night.

The Bears fought until the final out trying to stave off elimination at Don Gibbons Field but the Eagles proved too much to handle as they completed the series sweep with an 11-8 extra inning victory.

Barbers Hill, who has only lost twice all season long, defeated LC-M 14-4 in five innings on Friday.

LC-M Head Coach Steve Griffith was proud his team kept making runs at overtaking Barbers Hill on Saturday but came up short when it counted.

“We made runs at getting back in this thing,” said Griffith. “We were just a couple of hits away from doing it a third time.”

James Swan's performance at the plate on most days would have been good alone to beat most teams on a regular basis.

Swan had seven RBI in two plate appearances and one at bat gave LC-M the lead and the other tied the game in the seventh inning to force extra innings.

Swan smashed a grand slam over the centerfield fence in the third inning which gave LC-M a 4-3 lead.

LC-M put two runners on to start the third off Barbers Hill errors and then got some more help after an Eagles' walk. Dylan Gruber then attempted a sacrifice bunt but it turned out to be an infield single which loaded the bases for Swan.

The Bears lead did not last long as the Eagles tied the game in the fifth and jumped over the Bears 7-4 in the sixth off three unearned runs.

Swan then dialed up some Bears magic in the seventh after watching Shea Richard take advantage of another Barbers Hill walk and Gruber draw a walk.

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