The mighty Copiah Colonels, 29-3, plated 6 runs against the Lee Colts in the bottom of the first inning of the opening game of the State AA championship series in Gallman on Tuesday night and never looked back. The Colonels defeated the Colts 15-0 in five innings, as Colonel pitcher Scotty Reese picked up another win and another shutout.
Reese allowed only 4 hits during the short contest.
In addition to their explosion in the first inning off Colt pitcher Tony Antici, the Colonels scored 1 in the second, five in the third and 3 in the fourth. Russ Singleton had a 2-run homerun to right center in the third inning. Mitch Little and Bryce Guess had two singles apiece to pace the Colonel attack against four Colt pitchers.
Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Clarksdale. Because of a period of heavy rainfall lately, the game could be moved to Cleveland, MS. A decision will be made by the end of the day on Wednesday or early Thursday morning.