MASTERS GETS MESSED UP
10pm GRACE SPORTS
- i'm grace boyles... in for the- next two days for the - irreplaceable jeff haegar.- this afternoon... former- d'iberville defensive back- justin walley... took a break - from the rigors of division 1 - football off-season training...- for a homecoming- celebration... in which the - warrior's swiss army knife was- presented with the 20-20... - class 6-a... mr. football award- the honor is given to one high- school football player from the- entire state... in each - division.
- walley received the distinction- following his standout- performance-- all over the- field-- during the 20-20 season- in his senior season... walley- tallied 106 carries for one - thousand and five yards... 28 - receptions for 329 yards... and- 21- touchdowns... while also- accounting for 2 interceptions,- 3 - blocked kicks, and a forced - fumble... on the other side of- - - - the ball.
- in december... walley put ink t- paper... signing with the golde- gophers... and made the move to- the land of ten thousand- lakes...- to begin classes in january.- here's what walley had to say - about his newest- accolade... and the transition- of playing... at the next level- - "it means a lot, you know, just- to see- people from your hometown - really care about you and - support in whatever you're- doing.
So the award really mean- a lot to me."
/ "i still-- i've been up there three - months and still haven't learne- the whole playbook yet, so i- couldn't imagine- coming in july and how hard it- would be then.
But just like- catching up to the- game speed and building all the- chemistry with your teammates i- a big - difference, so it helped alot - with that."
- walley says he's mostly been- - - practicing at cornerback and on- kick-off returns... and that- he's just trying to get on- the field as much as he can.- - due to the stormy forecast for- this weekend... the - admirals and hurricanes faced - off in a double-header at - the herb this evening...here ar- the highlights from - the first game.
- regional match up...picking it- up in the top of fourth... no - hitter in progress for both - - - teams... 1.
Outfielder donnie - davis... gets some air under- this one... - right fielder eli walker runs - over for the catch and the- first out of the inning.- 2.
Capping off the inning...- josh lee with this strikeout...- no- hitter still intact.- 3&4.
Bottom of the fourth...- blake necaise on the mound for- the hurricanes... west- harrison's defense... keeping - the - admirals off the bases... with- these two fly outs... curtesy - of davis and center fielder - tyler casper.
Next batter... catcher mille- - - - matthews... third baseman kolte- scott scoops the grounder... an- gets it to first baseman- brennan jones for the final out- of the half inning... no hitter- still alive.- 6.
Bottom of the fifth... walke- already on base from a walk...- infielder morgan bermond... wit- what seems like the easy pop- out... however fielding error o- the hurricanes make - it a base hit... and walker - claims third.
Later in the fifth... senior- baylor ormes rips it deep left- - - - field... sending walker and - pinch-runner cooper garrison- sliding across the plate for th- first two runs of the game.
- admirals end the inning with- stranded runners on first - - - stranded runners on first and - second... gulfport leads, 3 - - nothing.- 8.
Top of the sixth... runner o- first... davis slams one to - left field over right fielders- marcus palazzo's head... senior- christian ladner rounds third..- tries to go home... regrets - - - - that decision... third baseman- ethan suroweic tags ladner- out... davis makes it safely to- third... however he won't cross- home before the third out...- still 3 - zip, admirals.- - - - 9.
Top of the seventh..
West- harrison's last chance to get o- the board... scott gets a piece- of it... garrison...- spinning on the throw to- first... for the out.
Later in the- seventh....admira ls one out- away from a dub...- jones... to right field... and- the casual catch by walker... - securing the first game in the- - - - double header... 3 - nothing, - admirals.
- - some exciting news... from one- of our w-x-x-v student athlete- of the week alums... east - central's christian balcer- broke yet another state record.- balcer ran a 9 minute, 13-point- - - - 11 second 3200 meter run in the- hornets' district championship- meet.
- the senior set the state- record... which had been held - for nearly 20 years.- shout out to east central's...- track and field head coach- jason law for keeping us update- on our featured - student athletes... and their - successes.- - - - today's play of the day is a- feel good moment from the sport- world.- new york mets first baseman pet- alonso is known for - swinging a powerful bat.- before wednesday's game in- philadelphia, the - mets slugger took time to have- some fun with philly's baseball- faithful.
- alonso played catch with severa- fans... who were all- scattered in seats down the - third base line and in the- outfield.
- even though alonso plays for a- division rival.... this is one- moment that several fans will - never, ever forget!
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