Bay Loses PC Invitational Opener

Sand Hills, FL---The Bay Tornadoes come up empty in their first game of the Panama City Invitational hosted by Rutherford Tuesday. Bay losing to Father Ryan, a school out of Nashville, 5-3.

That game and all four in the Invitational Tuesday played at Bozeman's field, because the field at Rutherford's Shamplain Complex still too soggy to play on following the rain of Sunday and Monday.

Rutherford meanwhile winning it's opening tournament game beating Farragut out of Tennessee, 7-0 behind a 4 hit shutout by Keith Holmes.

Bay scored first with two third inning runs thanks to a single to left by Marcus Kinsey which drove home two.

The Irish came back with an unearned run in the bottom of the third, and 4 more over the next two innings on the way to the 5-3 win.

Bay moves on to a 5 o'clock game Wednesday against Mandarin, a team out of Jacksonville. The Rams will face Father Ryan at 2:30 Wednesday. They will wait until Wednesday to determine if that and the other tournament games will be played back at Shamplain, at Bozeman, or even Bay's field.

The attached video shows the following:

-Bay starter Jon Hall in a two on, one out jam here in the bottom of the first, but gets the ground ball to start the 5-4-3 double play to end that threat.

-Still scoreless bottom two, Hall with the inning ending strikeout.

-Top of the third, Tornadoes draw first blood, second and third for Marcus Kinsey who comes up with the two out single through the left side...J.T. Duncan in from third and Rashard Lucas able to beat the relay throw to the plate, it's 2-0 Bay.

-Ryan gets one back in the bottom half on a throwing error and adds 4 more after that to win the game 5-3. Bay back at it tomorrow against Mandarin the team out of Jacksonville.