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'Sacrificial' Dogs chomp Gators
Stokes third sac fly of night lifts Camden to 8-7 victory
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ROSS HOUGH TROTS HOME with Camdens second run of the night in Fridays win over River Bluff. The junior had two hits while scoring twice.
Never has a soft pop fly to center looked prettier.In an ugly game which saw Camden and visiting River Bluff evenly divide 12 errors, their pitchers issue four walks per side while CHS pitchers plunked three Gators, it was Lawson Stokes’ bases loaded, walk off sacrifice fly to center field which drove in Tyler Jordan with the game-winning run in the Bulldogs’ 8-7 victory on Friday night at American Legion Park.Following Camden’s 6-4 loss to A.C. Flora on Tuesday to kick off the regular and Region 4-AAA season, this contest with the first-year Gators had a “must win” feel to it for Denny Beckley’s charges which did not want to fall to 0-2 in conference play.As happy as he was to get a split against two of the league’s top teams in week one, Beckley was hardly impressed with what he witnessed on his home field.“I don’t want to dwell on the negatives,” he said. “We played poorly and still won it … we’ll take it.“I thought our kids really battled through some tough mental situations tonight. We knew we were playing badly and I think that was still in the back of our minds.