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 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)