Ea­gles lose to KCS in home open­ers Gen­er­als look­ing to run away hide in 6-AAAA

War­riors suf­fer first two-game re­gion swoon of sea­son

The Catoosa County News - - WORSHIP DIRECTORY - By Scott Herpst By Scott Herpst By Scott Herpst

The 2018 home de­but for the Oak­wood Chris­tian Ea­gles did not go as well as hoped for last Tues­day - and the out­come of the sec­ond game wasn’t much bet­ter for fans of the Navy-and-Gold ei­ther.

Knoxville Chris­tian School came to Chicka­mauga and dealt the Ea­gles losses of 8-0 and 10-0 in a pair of fivein­ning games.

The Royal Knights pulled away in the opener, scor­ing twice in the fourth in­ning and five times in the fifth, while lim­it­ing OCA to just two hits. Chase Lan­ham and Caleb Ep­per­son both had sin­gles, while Lan­ham stole a base.

D.J. Terry took the loss for the Ea­gles. He

Af­ter a win to be­gin last week, the LFO War­riors ended the week by drop­ping two re­gion games in a row for the first time all sea­son.

LFO 9, Mur­ray County 4

LFO broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the bot­tom of the fourth in­ning and five more an in­ning later as they nickel-and­dimed the In­di­ans in a vic­tory Tues­day in Fort Oglethorpe.

The War­riors scored all nine of its runs with two outs and all 10 hits they col­lected were of the one-base va­ri­ety as they played sta­tion-to-sta­tion ball to per­fec­tion.

An­drew Brock once again racked up three gave up eight hits and a walk as KCS scored five earned runs. Terry fin­ished with four strike­outs.

In the night­cap, KCS did its dam­age in the bot­tom of the first in­ning, scor­ing eight times be­fore adding two fi­nal runs in the fourth.

JJ Lan­ham had the only hit for OCA, a sin­gle. He later stole a base and also pitched three in­nings of re­lief in place of starter Phillip Davis. Lan­ham did not al­low an earned run and gave up just one hit and two walks, while strik­ing out three. Davis al­lowed four earned on four hits and three walks in his only in­ning on the hill.

The Ea­gles (1-2) will take the field again on April 9 at home against the Chat­tanooga Pa­tri­ots.

Half­way through the Re­gion 6-AAAA sched­ule and it’s no ques­tion that the red-hot Her­itage Gen­er­als are the team to beat.

Class 4A’s No. 3-ranked team ex­tended its win­ning streak to 12 games af­ter bar­rel­ing over South­east Whit­field three times last week, all in five-in­ning run­rule con­tests. Her­itage be­gan the new week with a 13-5 over­all record and a 9-0 re­gion mark.

Her­itage 12, South­east 2

The Gen­er­als scored seven runs in the first two in­nings on Tues­day then an­swered the two runs by the Raiders in the bot­tom of the fourth with five more in the top of the fifth.

Cole Wil­cox dou­bled, home­red, scored once, drove in three and struck out seven bat­ters in five in­nings to get the win. He al­lowed just four hits and both runs South­east scored were earned.

Lance Dock­ery dou­bled twice, knocked in two runs and scored three runs of his own. Brody Camp­bell, Nolan Let­z­gus and Luke Grant each had two hits and two RBIs, while Josh Gib­son picked up one RBI. Back at home in

LFO pitcher Matthew Trus­ley winds up and gets set to de­liver. The War­riors opened the week with a win over Mur­ray County, but dropped back-to-back re­gion games to Bre­men and Adairsville. (File photo by Scott Herpst) Her­itage 12, South­east 0

Oak­wood third base­man Phillip Davis puts the tag on a Knoxville Chris­tian run­ner dur­ing a stolen base at­tempt. How­ever, the vis­it­ing Royal Knights would sweep the dou­ble­header in Chicka­mauga. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

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