North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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April 20, 2013

Baseball playoffs, first round: Pinson Valley 5-10, Walker 10-0

Bailey Chesser pitches Indians to series victory

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PINSON —

Pinson broke the game open with a six-run rally, which knocked sidewinder pitcher Brooks Wade out of the game before he could get a batter out in the third inning.

Josh Hines drove in four runs, two on a single in the third inning and two more on a double in the fifth. Downing also had a two-run hit in the third, and brought the game to an early end when he doubled to right field to score Baker Hodge.

Gracen Armstrong was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, and Jason Little was 2-for-3 and scored once.

It was a refreshing change for Chappell from the effort in the day’s opener.

“When you lose a game and your back’s against the wall, you play with a little more urgency,” he said. “I wanted that in Game One and we didn’t do that.”

Pinson moves on to the second round of the playoffs, and will travel to neighboring Mortimer Jordan for another best-of-three series starting Friday afternoon. The teams have met once this season in the Jefferson County Tournament, with the Indians winning a close 3-2 contest.

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