Destin deadlocks with Davidson

Tina Harbuck | 315-4466 | @DestinLogTina | By Tina Harbuck | 315-4466 | @DestinLogTina |
Aiden Garrity started on the mound for the Destin Marlins in Monday's game against the Davidson Panthers. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, due to running out of daylight. [TINA HARBUCK/THE LOG]

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.