Warriors get it done away from home
The LFO Warriors were nothing if not resilient last week.
After picking up a solid road win on Wednesday, the Redand-White suffered a disappointing home loss on Thursday, but rebounded with a win on Friday to complete a three-day marathon.
LFO 5, Coahulla Creek 1
Zach Coots allowed just three hits and struck out four batters in a complete-game victory on Wednesday night as the Warriors kept pace in the Region 6-AAA standings with a win at Coahulla Creek.
The only run Coots allowed in the game was an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth with LFO already holding a 3-0 lead.
The Red-and-White got solo runs in three straight innings. Andrew Brock singled home a run in the top of the third. Jarrett McAfee brought in a run in the fourth and a Colt error led to a run in the fifth.
LFO capped the scoring in the top of the seventh, answering Coahulla Creek’s run in the sixth with two of their own. Brock picked up a second RBI on a fielder’s choice, while another error allowed the Warriors to score their final run of the night.
McAfee, Bryce Donnahoo and Giovanni Barroso all had hits for the Warriors, while Barroso scored twice.
Haralson County 3, LFO 1
The Rebels plated three runs, all in the third inning, and made them stand in a victory at LFO on Thursday.
Both teams managed just four hits on the day. Three of the Rebels’ hits came in the third.
Brock, Barroso, Jake Bass and Joseph
Heinrich had the hits for LFO, all singles, while Barroso picked up the lone RBI.
Matthew Trusley threw five innings, walking three and striking out four. He gave up all four hits and all three runs were earned.
Bass and Riley Mosier also pitched for LFO.
LFO 9, Sonoraville 4
The LFO Warriors bounced back from Thursday’s tough loss by scoring another road win, this one in Calhoun.
LFO (11-4, 4-2) got an RBI from Trusley in the top of the second inning before adding three more runs in the top of the fourth. Jackson Herrod had an RBI-single in the inning while the other two runs came home courtesy of two Sonoraville errors.
The Phoenix touched up Mosier, the LFO starter, for three runs in the bottom of the fifth to tighten up the game, but LFO would erupt for five more in the top of the sixth to blow it open.
Trusley picked up an RBI and Jacob Flanagan had an RBI-single in the inning before Brock provided the big blow with a three-run homer. Brock finished 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Herrod also had a triple and scored twice for the Warriors in the win.
Mosier threw a complete game to move to 4-1 on the season. He scattered six hits and walked two while fanning three. Only two of the runs he allowed were earned.
LFO was scheduled to host Murray County on Tuesday before a trip to Bremen on Thursday. They will be back at home on Friday against Adairsville.
All three games are scheduled to begin at 5:55 p.m.
LFO third baseman Jackson Herrod takes throw at the bag to force out a runner. The Warriors rebounded from a home loss with an important road win at Sonoraville on Friday. (Photo by Scott Herpst)