Eagles pick up two wins in Maryville
The Oakwood Christian Eagles picked up a pair of victories in Maryville, Tennessee last Tuesday as they swept an abbreviated doubleheader against Apostolic.
In Game 1, the Eagles pushed across two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game before scoring one in the bottom of the fifth to pick up a 5-4 victory in the five-inning contest.
Chase Lanham led off the bottom of the fifth with a walk and promptly stole second base. He then swiped third and scampered home as the throw to third base sailed high.
Philip Davis had two doubles for Oakwood and JJ Lanham also finished with two hits. Davis, Chase Lanham and John Jacob McSpadden all picked up RBIs in the victory while the Eagles stole nine bases as a team.
JJ Lanham got the win. He threw all five innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk. He also finished with six strikeouts.
In the nightcap, the Eagles jumped out to a 9-0 lead after the top of the first inning and went on to a 10-6 victory in a game that was shortened to just two innings due to darkness.
D.J. Terry pitched 1.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts. McSpadden came in to close it out, walking one batter before striking out the final hitter to win the game.
JJ Lanham had three hits, scored twice and drove in two runs. Terry helped himself with a pair of hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Davis picked up another double and drove in a run, while Chase Lanham, Andrew Phillips and Joseph Mauk each drove in one run apiece.
Rhea Co. Academy 17, Oakwood 4
The Eagles were leading 4-2 after two innings on Friday, but the visiting Warriors from Dayton, Tenn. would put up 15 unanswered runs over the next two innings to claim a victory in Chickamauga.
Oakwood committed six errors on defense, while two pitchers combined to issue 12 walks.
JJ Lanham had two of the Eagles’ three hits and scored a run, while Chase Lanham had the other hit for OCA and scored once. Jacob Wellwood worked his way for three walks and picked up an RBI. Joseph Mauk collected two RBIs and Sonny Rayburn added one.
JJ Lanham started the game on the hill and allowed seven earned runs on six hits with one strikeout in three innings pitched. Cory Taylor threw the final inning, giving up three earned runs on one hit.
Lookout Valley 11, Oakwood 1
The Navy-and-Gold led 1-0 after the first half-inning and finished with seven hits on the
day, but could not get the clutch hits it needed in a five-inning loss to the Jackets. OCA
committed three more errors in the setback.
JJ Lanham had three hits and scored the lone run for the Eagles. McSpadden had two hits, while Davis drove in the Eagles’ only run of the game.
McSpadden went four innings on the mound and took the loss.
OCA (3-4) will host Maryville Christian on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. before hosting TCPS at 5 on Thursday. Friday, they play at RCA at 6.