Pine season ends with playoff loss to Rosepine

Published 8:41 am Friday, April 29, 2016

Pine’s historic baseball season came to a close Tuesday, as the Raiders suffered a 5-0 loss to Rosepine on the road in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs.

The 21st-seeded Raiders trailed 1-0 after the first inning and 3-0 through three before No. 12 Rosepine added single runs in the fourth and fifth for the win.

“When you get to the playoffs, you’re going to have to play your best game if you’re going to advance and we did not do that,” Pine coach Blake Dillon said. “Rosepine has a good team and when you get down against a good team, it’s hard to come back.”

Pine had four hits — one each by Jamie Adcox, Connor Holmes, Dillon Morris and Landon Fonda.

The team had five seniors, including Adcox, Holmes, Fonda, Austin Temples and Kaleb Voth.

Dillon said this class of seniors is another hard-working group.

Just like every class of seniors we’ve had, just a good group of hard-working kids,” Dillon said. “They’ve learned how to work hard over these last four or five years in the program, be dedicated to the program with workouts and practice, being on time and following rules.”

Pine finishes the year with a 17-10 record. The 17 wins are the most in the baseball program’s history. Over the last two seasons, Pine has had 31 wins.

Dillon said the team had a great season.

“We accomplished a lot of things we wanted to do,” Dillon said. “We beat a lot of teams we’ve never beaten before. We won the most games we’ve ever won in baseball. We didn’t meet our goal of winning a playoff game, but that’ll be something we’ll work toward next year.”

Rosepine advances to the regional round and plays against fifth-seeded Opelousas Catholic.