earned runs on three hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Sizemore walked one and struck out one as he pitched the final inning.
Gordon Lee 13, Mt. Zion 3
The Trojans closed out the sub-region schedule in style on Wednesday night, plating four runs in the first inning and busting it open with seven in the bottom of the fifth en route to a six-inning win back in Chickamauga.
The Trojans came out swinging in the bottom of the first inning. Hodson laced a one-out double before scoring on a Potter RBI-single. Hopkins would later deliver an RBI-double of his own before scoring on an RBI off the bat of Day. Thompson, who also singled in the inning, would come home on a passed ball.
Thompson was hit by a pitch with bases loaded in the bottom of the second to make it 5-0, but Gordon Lee would leave the bases full.
The Eagles got back into the game in the top of the fourth as they scored three runs on one hit and two Gordon Lee errors. However, any hopes for a comeback would be thoroughly dashed an inning later.
Day led off the inning with a triple and added a three-run triple later
in the frame as the Trojans batted around.
In between, Gordon Lee got an RBI-double off the bat of Hodson and a sacrifice fly from Pettigrew. They also took advantage of a walk, a hit batter, a passed ball and three Eagle errors.
The game would end one inning later. Wooden was plunked with a pitch to start the frame and quickly stole second before moving to third on a flyball to centerfield.
After Barbee got on base with an infield single and stole second base to take away the double play, Wooden would trot home as the Eagles committed yet another error.
Wright started the game and pitched four innings to get the win. He gave up four hits and three walks, while none of the three runs he gave up were earned. He also finished with seven strikeouts, six of which came with runners on base.
Barbee, Hodson and Brody Cobb also pitched in relief for the Trojans. Hodson came in with bases loaded and nobody out in the top of the sixth, but got a strikeout and a 1-2-3 twin killing to get out of the jam.
Hodson finished with three hits, while Barbee picked up two. Potter had a single and drew three walks, while Day’s four RBIs were the team-high.
Rockmart 5, Gordon Lee 2
The visiting Yellow
Jackets scored solo runs in each of the first two innings and never surrendered the lead as they spoiled Senior Night for the Trojans this past Thursday.
Pettigrew had a double for Gordon Lee and Wooden added a single for the only two hits in the game for the Trojans. Barbee and Hodson both knocked in a run in the third inning.
Hopkins took the loss on the mound. He pitched 2.2 innings, surrendering four earned runs on six hits and three walks with one strikeout. Jake Poindexter threw the final 4.1 innings, giving up an earned run on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Gordon Lee pitchers combined to strand 11 Rockmart runners on base.
The Trojans will open the best-ofthree Region 6-A championship series with a doubleheader at Mount Paran Christian on Wednesday, starting at 4:30 p.m. Game 3, if needed, would be back in Chickamauga on Thursday at 5:30.
The winner will receive an automatic bid into the state tournament, though both teams appear to be safely in the tournament field due to their power ranking numbers.
Gordon Lee began the new week ranked No. 1 in the Public School Division and the Eagles began the week ranked No. 3 in the Private School Division.
Gordon Lee’s Hunter Hodson slides under the tag of the Mt. Zion catcher to put another run on the board. The Trojans outscored the Eagles, 39-3, in just two games last week to clinch the subregion title. (Photo by Scott Herpst)