Baseball

New school record
Mura whiffs 18 as JUB’s Bulldogs top rival Excel By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Senior Landon Mura wrote a new chapter in J.U. Blacksher school history March 15, striking out 18 batters to help lead the Bulldogs past rival Excel High. “Simply put, this was the best game that I have ever seen pitched, by anyone,” JUB Coach Justin Mixon said after the 4-1 win. “To say that I…
JUB’s varsity rallies past Excel
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Landon Mura struck out 13 batters, and Tucker Spence singled, tripled and scored twice as J.U. Blacksher’s varsity baseball team topped its rival, the Excel Panthers, 7-4 on March 5. “I am very proud of my guys for continuing to work and for staying positive,” head coach Justin Mixon said. “We have played a lot of close games and we are still learning how…
Young, inexperienced Blue Devils searching for first win
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia County High School varsity baseball team continues to search for its first win of the season after losing a late lead and falling 13-6 to Elberta on March 7. The young Blue Devils have struggled during the start of the season to overcome inclement weather and a lack of experience. “I was extremely happy with the way that we started the game,”…
Mixon hopes to lead young JUB baseball team into playoffs
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer For the past 13 years, Justin Mixon has taken the field as a member of the coaching staff for J.U. Blacksher’s baseball team, the first six as an assistant to Skip Bell. This year he begins his ninth year as the team’s head coach. Mixon is a 1999 graduate of Excel High School and a former member of the Excel baseball team. During his…
Cougars open red-hot; explode past Jay, Snook
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy’s varsity baseball team has exploded out of the 2019 season’s gates, raking two opposing pitching staffs for 40 runs in their first two contests. EA worked hard on batting and fielding, along with all other baseball fundamentals, leading up to the start of the season. That work is paying off. The Cougars traveled to meet Jay on February 25 and walked away…