ATLANTA — Jake Thompson led Atlanta over Paris, throwing a complete game, in a 7-1 win on senior night.
Christian Oliver, Jake Thompson, and Kade Wood smashed back to back to back hits in the 2nd to give Atlanta the 2-1 lead. Atlanta led the rest of the way holding Paris scoreless.
Atlanta put the game away scoring four runs in the 6th behind the chants from the Lady Rabbs softball team. After winning 1-0 over Paris in the 8th the softball team joined the baseball crowd and added their momentum.
Andy Samples led off the 6th with a six pitch walk, followed by back to back singles by Christian Oliver and Luke Anthony to load the bases. Kade Wood got the first RBI on a deep sac fly to left. Seniors Layton Henson and Jose Arredondo hit in three more to push the lead to 7-1.
Thompson surrendered just one run in the 1st inning. After that he only gave up four hits with 6Ks aided by errorless defense. He also helped his cause at the plate with an RBI double in 2nd inning.
The Rabbs improved to 12-11 overall and 4-4 in district play, while Paris fell to 3-5 in district.
Atlanta travels to Pittsburg Friday to face the Pirates. Listen live on KPYN pregame 5:30pm first pitch 6pm.
Jake Thompson 7ip 6h 1er 0bb 6k 90pitches
Layton Henson 1-2 1B BB HBP RBI R
Jose Arredondo 2-4 2B 2B HBP 2RBI R
Christian Oliver 3-3 1B 1B 1B 2R SB
Jake Thompson 1-2 2B RBI R
Kade Wood 1-2 1B 2RBI
Davis Flint HBP
Andy Samples 0-2 BB R