Area high school baseball results March 19-21
Published 3:37 pm Friday, March 22, 2019
From Staff Reports
CA baseball team adds region win over Windsor Academy Knights
Crisp Academy’s varsity baseball team brought their region record to 4-2 (5-2 overall record) on the season with a 9-1 win over the Windsor Academy Knights on Tuesday (March 19) afternoon in Cordele.
Windsor’s first batter led off the game with a double and later came around to score the contest’s first run after a one-out RBI hit. The Knights were ahead of the Wildcats 1-0 after the top of the first inning, but CA quickly took control of the game shortly after.
Will Hubbard led off the bottom half of the first inning with a triple and he subsequently scored on a Dylan Farmer RBI single. Julian Floyd later sent Farmer home for the second Wildcat run of the game on an RBI hit by pitch. When the final out of the first inning came, the score was 2-1 in favor of the Wildcats.
After a scoreless second frame, CA added three runs to their lead in the third inning. The Wildcats put the first run of the frame on the board after Griffin Gravitt hit a sacrifice fly that sent Pless home after he had reached and stolen two bases. Jacob Odom hit a double later on in the frame and he then made his way over to third base after a Windsor wild pitch. Odom next scored on an RBI single from Noah Mercer. CA pushed across the final run of the inning when Mercer scored on a Windsor error.
Going into the fourth inning, the score was 5-1 in favor of Crisp.
Windsor managed to get the bases loaded during the top of the fourth, but Hubbard recorded three strikeouts in the frame to keep the Knights from scoring.
In the bottom half, Crisp pushed two runs across. Griffin Gravitt scored the first run after a Windsor Academy error, and Odom hit a sacrifice fly that scored Pless later on in the frame for the second score.
The fifth inning was very similar to the fourth, with Windsor scoring no runs and Crisp again adding two to their lead.
After being hit by a pitch and taking first base, Hubbard stole second and then made his way around the bases to home plate after a Windsor error. Another Windsor error came in handy for the Wildcats shortly after when Griffin Gravitt made it to home plate. This sequence led to the final score of the night, 9-1 in favor of the Wildcats.
Hubbard started the game on the mound and pitched a total of five innings for Crisp Academy, allowing only four hits and one run while striking out seven Windsor batters. Griffin Gravitt stepped in to pitch the final two innings and gave up no hits while striking out one batter.
CA batting lineup leaders from the game: Hubbard – one hit and two runs scored; Farmer – one hit, one run scored and one RBI; Griffin Gravitt – one hit, two walks and two runs scored; Pless – one hit and two runs scored; Garrett Gravitt – one walk and one RBI; Floyd – two RBIs; Odom – one hit, one RBI and one run; Mercer – two hits, one RBI and one run scored.
Crisp Academy’s next two contests will be region games. The first upcoming game will be on Monday at 4 p.m. at Southwest Georgia Academy, and Tuesday’s contest will be a home game against Westwood starting at 4:30.
Fullington Academy baseball drops pair of close games
Fullington Academy’s varsity baseball team played competitive games this week but came up just short of the win in both contests.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Trojans fell to region opponent Citizens Christian Academy by a final score of 6-5. Fullington then went on the road and fell to a tough Central Fellowship Christian Academy team by a final score line of 14-12 on Thursday (March 21).
CCA 6, Trojans 5
In Tuesday’s home game agaisnt CCA, Fullington trailed by a 5-0 score line after the top of the fifth, but they mounted a comeback over the next couple of frames to tie the score.
Fullington picked up their first two runs of the day during the bottom half of the fifth inning. Shiloh Kehayes and Chase Smith were both on base for the Trojans with one out following walks, and Carson Godfrey subsequently sent both runners to home plate with an RBI double to left. The two fifth inning runs saw the Trojans cut the CCA lead to 5-2 entering the sixth.
In the bottom of the sixth frame, Jack McLeod knocked in the third Fullington run of the contest with an RBI triple that scored Kehayes. McLeod made his way to home plate shortly after for the fourth Trojan run of the contest, and Hunter Hughes later hit into a fielder’s choice groundout that led to Smith scoring the game tying run.
The five consecutive Fullington runs had the teams tied at 5-5 entering the seventh inning, but CCA retook the lead with a sacrifice fly in the top half of the frame before holding on for the 6-5 victory.
Godfrey and McLeod led the way for the Trojans in the contest with two hits apiece. Blake Worley pitched five innings in the contest for the Trojans, while Godfrey completed the final two frames on the mound.
CFCA 14, Trojans 12
On Thursday, Fullington went on the road and fell to the Central Fellowship Christian Academy Lancers 14-12 in a high-scoring contest.
Complete stats from this contest were unavailable at the time this was article was posted.
With the two defeats this week, Fullington fell to 2-8 so far on the season, with a 1-1 mark in region competition.
Fullington’s next contest will be next Friday afternoon at Central Georgia Arts and Athletics at 5 p.m.
For Crisp County and Wilcox County baseball action from this week, use the following links:
CCHS: CCHS baseball drops region opener versus Worth
WCHS: Wilcox County baseball defeats Echols, falls to Pelham