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Bobcats fall to Mars Hill

By Bart Moss

For the FCT


The Phil Campbell Bobcats’ baseball season came to an end at Mars Hill over the weekend. Mars Hill swept the Bobcats, winning game one 5-1 and game two 3-1.

Colby Baker delivered Phil Campbell’s lone run in game one with a solo home run.

The Bobcats only managed three hits in game one.

In game two, Phil Campbell scored their lone run after a Peyton Thomas double and later came around to score. The Bobcats loaded the bases in the fifth inning of game two, but a line drive by Gage Roberson was grabbed out of the air by the Mars Hill first basema,n ending a potential Phil Campbell rally on an unassisted double play.

“That was a big play,” said Bobcat Coach Jonathan Raper. “Gage hit a shot. The kid just made a great play.”

Phil Campbell ended the 2016 season with a 21-17 record.

“Mars Hill is a very good team and could win it all. I thought we had a good season,” said Raper. “We are still a young team. We played a tough schedule and had to overcome some injuries, but we have laid a good foundation and have high expectations for the future.”