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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)

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