Warriors end week by stinging Calhoun
It may not have been the perfect 3-0 week they were hoping for, but last week was still a very profitable one for the LFO Warriors.
The Red-and-White got two region victories, none more important than a solid win over then-No. 4-ranked Calhoun. That gut-check victory came just 24 hours after a humbling loss to then-No. 2-ranked Ringgold.
LFO 8, North Murray 5
LFO got four more hits and three more stolen bases from senior Andrew Brock in a Tuesday win over the Mountaineers in Fort Oglethorpe.
Brock also scored twice in the win. He finished his first 10 games with a whopping .758 batting average and an through his team’s first 10 games with an on-base percentage of .800. He has 16 RBI’s thus far to go with 16 runs scored and 16 stolen bases.
LFO took a 4-0 lead after two innings, but the Mountaineers would tie things up heading into the bottom of the fifth.
However, the Warriors would put up three runs in the bottom of the fifth and both teams would tack on solo runs in the sixth inning before LFO was able to slam the door in the seventh.
Riley Mosier pitched the final 2.1 innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts. He would pick up the win in relief of starter Zach Coots, who threw the first 4.2 innings. Coots allowed four earned runs on 10 hits, but struck out eight.
Bryce Donnahoo had a hit and drove in three in the victory, while Jake Bass and Jackson Herrod both had two hits. Joseph Heinrich knocked in two runs, while Bass and Giovanni Barroso each had one RBI.
Ringgold 11, LFO 0
There wasn’t much in the way of good news for the Warriors on Thursday as they watched Ringgold pitcher Holden Tucker strike out 11 of 15 batters in a five-inning perfect game.
The Tigers hits three homers, including a walk-off shot in the fifth, as they snapped LFO’s seven-game winning streak.
Jackson Herrod took the loss for LFO. He was one of four pitchers used by the Warriors in the game.
LFO 3, Calhoun 1
The Warriors put Thursday’s loss behind them with an impressive home victory over the Jackets.
Calhoun scored their lone run in the top of the third inning, but LFO (9-3, 2-1) responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth and one more in the fifth, while their pitching took care of the rest.
Mosier threw 6.2 strong innings, scattering three hits and striking out seven, to pick up the victory, while Matthew Trusley came in with two outs in the seventh. He gave up an initial hit, but got the next batter on strikes to close it out and get the save.
Donnahoo, Bass and Jacob Flanagan had the only hits for the Warriors, while Donnahoo, Bass and Herrod had RBIs.
LFO was slated to play at Coahulla Creek on Tuesday, but details were not provided as of press time.
The Warriors will entertain Haralson County on Thursday before hitting the road for a Friday game at Sonoraville.