Suwannee's hopes of a state championship died Tuesday, May 6, with a disappointing loss to Jacksonville/Bolles 0-9.

Suwannee trotted out three pitchers to try and stop the Bolles offense to no avail. Tyler Chambliss started on the mound and pitched for 3 2/3 innings, giving up five hits, one walk, five earned runs and striking out six.

Clint Hale came in to relieve Chambliss and pitched 1 2/3 innings. Hale was no help. He gave up 8 hits, one walk, four runs, three of them earned and struck out one.

Wade Skinner did the best of all three. Skinner pitched 2/3 of an inning, gave up no hits, no walks, no runs and struck out one.

Suwannee gave up one run in the third, but when Chambliss got into trouble in the fourth they coughed up four more runs. It was 0-5 after the fourth. Hale gave up the last three runs in the sixth inning to end Suwannee's hopes of continuing into the playoffs.

Suwannee had a lot of trouble generating any offense. Ryan Stovall had one hit. Rheed Baldwin had one hit. Jon Marrero, Wade Skinner and Andrew Bass all had one hit. None of Suwannee's hitters walked.

Janet Schrader may be reached by calling 1/386/362-1734 ext. 132 or by e-mail at

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