Destin deadlocks with Davidson
After a late game start, the Destin Marlins and Davidson Panthers ran out of daylight resulting in a 3-3 tie in middle school baseball Monday afternoon in Destin.
“We hit the ball and put the ball in play. And I was pleased with our pitching early … but I thought we got a little tired,” said Destin Coach Daniel Griffin.
Aiden Garrity started on the mound for Destin, and Jackson Smith came in and finished the last inning and a half.
The Marlins got on the board first in the bottom of the second on two hits. Benton Henderson walked and moved around to second on a single by Jackson Crews. Up next, Luke Edelman ripped a double to left center for two RBIs.
At the top of the third, Davidson took a 3-2 advantage on four hits, including two homers.
Destin answered in the bottom half with Garrity hitting a single and scoring for a 3-3 game.
With the sun going down in the fourth, neither team got past first base.
“Overall I was pleased to have a solid team like Davidson come out here and end in a tie,” Griffin said.
“I’m happy with that.”
Up next for Destin is a 4 p.m. game March 20 at Pryor Middle School in Fort Walton Beach.