The Sneads AAA all-stars are headed to state after a 3-1 defeat of Liberty County to claim the district championship. Pitching was the name of the game Wednesday night as Isaiah Perkins and Kinsey Ragans held the Liberty County offense to just one run. Perkins went five innings, allowed one run on three hits, three walks and fanned five batters in picking up the win. Kinsey Ragans closed out the final inning and picked up the save, giving up one hit, no walks and no runs.
In the top of the first inning, Liberty County had one base runner but no runs crossed the plate. Sneads got on the board with one run in the bottom of the first. With one out, Chase Ragans took one for the team and moved to second when Isaiah Perkins drew a walk. A walk to Kinsey Ragans loaded the bases for an RBI walk to Tyler Jones. A strikeout and groundout ended the inning.
Liberty County’s lone run came in the top of the second inning. Sneads had a one-out walk to J. J. Harrel in the bottom of the frame for their only offense.
A two-out walk was the only offense for Liberty County in the third inning. Sneads had a leadoff walk to Hunter Anderson and a one-out walk to Chase Ragans but no runs were plated.
Liberty County had a three up, three down-inning in the fourth with a two-out double by Maddox Rabon being the only offense for the Sneads all-stars.
In the fifth inning, Liberty County had two base runners but neither crossed the plate. Sneads had a single by J. J. Harrell for their only offense. Liberty County came up empty in the seventh inning, despite a one-out hit. Sneads capped off their night with two runs starting with Lane Kiser reaching and moving to second on a walk to Chase Ragans. Isaiah Perkins was intentionally walked but that game plan backfired when walks to Kinsey Ragans and Tyler Jones plated a pair of runs. A strikeout ended the inning with Sneads claiming the district championship!