Peyton Attaway’s reptuation is one of a dangerous hitter.
Captain Shreve’s senior center fielder is a pretty good hand on the mound as well.
Attaway came on in relief of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Parkway and kept Shreve’s District 1-5A title dreams on track, working 2 2-3 two-hit innings, allowing the Gators to rally for a 10-5 victory.
Shreve (22-8, 12-0) completed the doubleheader sweep with a 6-5 victory in the nightcap. Combined with Byrd’s loss in the second game of a doubleheader against Haughton, Shreve captured the 1-5A title.
“I didn’t get to throw in the pen before I went out,” Attaway said. “I just pounded the zone with a fastball. Cutter wasn’t working too well, but I was throwing the change-up for a strike and getting hitters out on their front foot.”
Attaway (3-1) helped the Gators overcome an early three-run deficit and a two-run fifth-inning defict.
Shreve’s patient lineup wore down Parkway, as all 10 runs scored came from positions 5-9 in the order. Attaway and Madison Livingston, Shreve’s No. 5 and 6 hitters, scored three times each.
“Most good teams, at any level, are going to be solid through the bottom of the lineup, and the bottom of our lineup was the top of our lineup a month ago,” Shreve head coach Todd Sharp said. “We feel confident one through nine. All the guys have a good approach. It doesn’t mean they’re going to get hits, that means they’re going to have a good at-bat, and that’s all we want.”
Southwood 8, Airline 5: At Southwood, Christian Harris tripled and drove in three runs, as the Cowboys salvaged the final game of a District 1-5A series.
Codie Stewart picked up the win for Southwood (7-21, 2-10), improving to 4-5.
Byrd 7-7, Haughton 6-8: At Byrd, the Yellow Jackets and Bucs split a District 1-5A doubleheader, with Haughton grabbing a 10-inning win in the nightcap.
Northwood 11, Huntington 1: At Northwood, Dustin Brown homered and drove in five runs, as the Falcons moved over .500 in District 1-4A play.
North DeSoto 11, Bossier 5: At Stonewall, the Griffins won their 21 straight game, completing an unbeaten run through District 1-3A
Loyola 4, North Webster 3: At Springhill, Tatum Peters went 4-for-4, and the Flyers (13-16) held off the Knights (22-7) to secure a non-district win.
Haynesville 7, Lakeside 6: At Haynesville, the Golden Tornado scored five seventh-inning runs to collect the walk-off, non-district victory.
Tioga 6-4, Evangel 3-3: At Tioga, the Eagles couldn’t hold a one-run lead in the seventh inning of the nightcap and suffered a non-district doubleheader sweep.