Gordon Lee stays unbeaten in 6-A
Senior Canaan Burnett had a double, a home run, drove in four runs and struck out 11 batters in six innings as Gordon Lee handled Christian Heritage, 10-2, in a Region 6-A contest between state-ranked teams last Wednesday night in Chickamauga.
The Lady Trojans, who dropped from No. 3 to No. 10 in the ScoreAtlanta Class A Public School poll this past week, despite not having played a game since Aug. 29, struck for two runs in the bottom of the second against the Lady Lions, who came in No. 8 in the Class A Private School polls.
Paxton Grimes tripled to right field and trotted home on Burnett’s two-run bomb to right-center one batter later. Gordon Lee plated two more in the third as Burnett came through with an RBIdouble.
Christian Heritage would get two of the runs back off Burnett in the top of the fourth and the score would remain 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth when the wheels fell off for the visitors from Dalton.
Two straight errors led to a run and Kirbie Bradley knocked in a run with a hit to left. Senior Faith Alexander, making her season debut after off-season shoulder surgery, later ripped a two-run single and Reagan Thompson followed suit with an RBI-hit of her own.
Christian Heritage intentionally walked Gracey Kruse to load the bases, but Grimes would draw a free pass to bring in the 10th run and end the game.
Alexander, who did not play in the field, was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored from her usual leadoff spot in the order. Burnett allowed just four hits in six innings to get the victory in the circle.
Gordon Lee 6, Darlington 3
A four-run seventh inning provided the Lady Trojans the cushion they needed as they doubled up Darlington this past Thursday night in Rome.
The Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead after two innings, but Gordon Lee would tie the game with a solo run in the top of the third before adding the go-ahead run in the top of the fourth.
Grimes delivered the big blow for the Navy-and-White in the seventh with a threerun homer. Darlington would score their final two runs in their final at-bat.
Freshman Emma Minghini picked up the victory in the circle, giving up five hits and striking out five in seven innings. She also helped herself by going 2-for-3 with a double.
Kruse and Burnett each had two hits, while Kruse drove in a run.
Gordon Lee 9, Chapel Hill 0
Burnett allowed just one hit, one walk and struck out four as the Lady Trojans claimed a five-inning win on Friday at a tournament in Carrollton.
Alexander, Kruse and Burnett all had two hits. Alexander and Burnett had two RBIs each, while Minghini, Maddie Clark, Macie Pearson and Katherine Grace McElhaney each knocked in a run.
Gordon Lee 5, South Paulding 4
The Lady Trojans scored four runs in the top of the first inning Saturday morning and pushed across the goahead run in the top of the fifth for another five-inning, time limit victory.
Gordon Lee had just four hits. Burnett made hers count with three RBIs as she launched her second homer of the week. Grimes also drove in a run and the Lady Trojans finished with five stolen bases.
Burnett and Janie Durham combined to allow three hits and record seven strikeouts. Durham got the win in relief.
Newnan 5, Gordon Lee 2
The Lady Trojans (10-2, 3-0) jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Class AAAAAAA’s No. 2-ranked team on Saturday afternoon, but gave up three in the bottom of the first and two runs an inning later.
No further details were provided as of press time.