Gor­don Lee main­tains per­fect slate

The Catoosa County News - - COMMENTARY - By Scott Herpst

The Gor­don Lee Tro­jans broke open at 5-3 game with a fiverun third in­ning and added three more runs in the bot­tom of the fifth to pick up a 13-3 run-rule vic­tory over Her­itage on a chilly Tues­day af­ter­noon in Chicka­mauga last week.

Gor­don Lee pounded out 12 hits, in­clud­ing two each from Kade Cowan, Cody Mc­Cutcheon and Tan­ner Wil­son. Cowan and Mc­Cutcheon had two RBIs, while Cur­tis Wells, Holt Roberts, Brodie Gen­ter, Blake Rodgers and Ethan Rider all col­lected one RBI.

Gen­ter got the start on the hill for the Tro­jans. He threw two in­nings, al­low­ing three earned runs on two hits and four walks. He struck out one bat­ter. Gar­ren Ramey closed it out with three hit­less, score­less in­nings of work. He walked four and fanned two.

Mike Stokes and Trey Wel­don had the only hits for Her­itage, while Stokes, Ryan Heet and Josh Ap­ple all were cred­ited with one RBI. Lan­don Skeen took the loss for the Gen­er­als.

Gor­don Lee 16, Chat­tanooga Val­ley 0

The Tro­jans con­tin­ued their hot streak at the plate with a three-in­ning home vic­tory over the Ea­gles on Thurs­day.

Gor­don Lee (6-0) has outscored its last three op­po­nents by a com­bined 45-6.

Rodgers was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and also earned the win. He had seven strike­outs and tossed a one-hit­ter. Dy­lan Craw­ford was 1-for-3 with a dou­ble. Wil­son had a hit and drove in two runs, while Cowan reached base three times on two walks and a hit-by-pitch. He fin­ished with one RBI.

Dade County 6, Rossville 3

Zack Har­ri­son had a big day for the Bull­dogs, al­beit in a loss on Thurs­day, go­ing 3-of-4 with a dou­ble and three stolen bases. He also pitched one in­ning and struck out two.

Chris Mad­deaux had a dou­ble and an RBI. He threw five in­nings and struck out six. Hud­son Couch, Ai­dan McGill and Dyl­lan Cur­tis all had a hit with one RBI. Ross added a hit. Cur­tis and Ethan Wa­ters both stole a base, while Kay­den Adams swiped two.

Trion 3, Sad­dle Ridge 0

The Bull­dogs pushed home two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to get past the Mus­tangs on Thurs­day.

Nick Radtke pitched well for Sad­dle Ridge in the loss. He went six in­nings, al­low­ing just five hits and two walks with nine strike­outs. Ai­den Cook, Dakota Catlett and Nick Neigh­bors all had hits for the Mus­tangs.

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