Lo­ganville Chris­tian Academy vic­to­ri­ous

Li­ons shutoutWest­min­ster on the base­ball di­a­mond, 2-0

The Covington News - - Sports -

The Lo­ganville Chris­tian Academy var­sity base­ball team won its home opener against West­min­ster Chris­tian Academy (Watkinsville) on Mon­day at West Wal­ton Park, 2-0.

Se­nior right-han­der John O’Brien pitched a four-hit com­plete game shutout for the Li­ons.

The Li­ons (1-0 over­all) scored their first run in the bot­tom of the first in­ning when Zaine This­tle walked, stole sec­ond, moved to third on Nick Mauney’s ground out and later scored on a wild pitch.

Lo­ganville Chris­tian Academy worked out of a jam in the fourth in­ning with one out and run­ners on first and third. Andy Rush­ing lined out to Li­ons’ ju­nior short­stop, Josh Swin­wood, who dou­bled the run­ner off of first base to com­plete the dou­ble play.

The Li­ons dodged an­other bul­let in the sixth with no outs and run­ners on first and sec­ond. Kyle Pyfrom hit a ground ball back to John O’Brien, who threw to third base to get the lead run­ner. Fresh­man third base­man Matt Kirk­land then threw to Zaine This­tle at first to com­plete the 1-5-3 dou­ble play.

Rush­ing then walked to put run­ners on first and third. When Rush­ing at­tempted to steal sec­ond, Li­ons’ catcher TeeWel­don fired the ball back to O’Brien, who cut it off to catch the run­ner in a run­down be­tween third and home to end the in­ning.

The score re­mained 10 un­til the bot­tom of the fifth in­ning when Dylan Ad­cock walked to lead off the in­ning, to which he later stole

sec­ond. Sopho­more right fielder Nathan Owens then laid down a sac­ri­fice bunt with a 3-2 count. The West­min­ster catcher fielded the bunt and threw the ball away past third, al­low­ing Ad­cock to score.

The Li­ons next hosts Covenant at 4 p.m. to­day at West Wal­ton Park.

NEW­TON RE­CRE­ATION

‘08 Dixie Boys World Se­ries

The New­ton County Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion is cur­rently seek­ing ad­ver­tis­ers, spon­sors and vol­un­teer help for the up­com­ing 2008 Dixie Boys World Se­ries (13-14 year olds).

This event, which is the largest spec­ta­cle of the year, will fea­ture 12 teams com­pet­ing for the world cham­pi­onship Au­gust 1-7 at City Pond Com­plex. In ad­di­tion, the re­cre­ation de­part­ment has 25 other out­side tour­na­ments booked for this year.

Ads for the sou­venir pro­gram are due by May 16.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the 2008 Dixie Boys World Se­ries, call the New­ton County Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion at (770) 786-4373 or send e-mail to Carol Rooks, mar­ket­ing/spe­cial events co­or­di­na­tor, to car­ol­frooks@new­ton­recre­ation.com.

GOLF

14th An­nual Golf Tour­ney

The Cov­ing­ton/ New­ton County Cham­ber of Com­merce 14th An­nual Golf Tour­na­ment will be held April 17 at the Oaks Golf Course.

The cost is $110 per player, or $440 per team. The tour­na­ment rain date is set for April 30.

Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 10:30 a.m., fol­lowed by a putting con­test, lunch and a silent auc­tion preview. The shot­gun start is at noon.

Heavy hors d’oeu­vres and an award cer­e­mony will fol­low upon tour­na­ment com­ple­tion. Awards will be given to the first, sec­ond and third place teams. There will also be awards given to the Clos­est to the pin and Putting Con­test win­ners, in­clud­ing door prize draw­ings.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lisa Pow­ell of the Cham­ber of Com­merce at (770) 786-7510 or send e-mail to lpow­ell@new­ton­cham­ber.com.

BAS­KET­BALL East­side High host­ing fall alumni game

The East­side High bas­ket­ball pro­gram is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a search for all for­mer boys and girls play­ers, in­clud­ing head coaches, as­sis­tant coaches, man­agers, cheer­lead­ers and mas­cots, to com­pete in the fall 2008 Alumni Bas­ket­ball Game.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this spe­cial event to kick­off the 2008-09 East­side bas­ket­ball sea­son, con­tact East­side coach Ro­chone Dil­li­gard at (770) 7842920 or send e-mail to Dil­li­gard. ro­chone@new­ton.k12.ga.us.

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