St. Luke’s wins back-to-back state titles

MONTGOMERY, Alabama- (WALA) This is becoming old hat for St. Luke’s.

The Wildcats won their second straight Class 1A state title Friday morning, beating Athens Bible 7-3 in the second game of the best-of-three title series.

St. Luke’s (36-5) won Game 1 Thursday night, 3-2.

It was a wire-to-wire championship for St. Luke’s, which was ranked No. 1 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association poll all season.

St. Luke’s scored three runs in the top of the first and never looked back. Athens Bible (28-10) closed to within 4-3 in the third, but the Wildcats tacked on two in the fifth and one more in the sixth. They pounded out 14 hits.

Second baseman Luke Phillips was named MVP. He went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. He also got the win on the mound, pitching 4.2 innings in relief and allowing just one hit and no runs.

Paul Williamson had three hits and Danny Haskell and John David Favors two each.
The Wildcats have now played for three straight Class 1A titles, winning the last two.

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