Area high school baseball results from April 12-15

Published 4:17 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Crisp Academy splits home double-header versus Citizens Christian 

Crisp Academy’s baseball team split a late regular season double-header against the Citizens Christian Academy Patriots (10-6 overall) on Friday afternoon in Cordele to bring their overall record to 7-4 on the season.

The Wildcats took the win in the first contest by a final score of 11-2, before falling to CCA in game two by a 7-0 score line.

Wildcats 11, CCA 2 

After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first inning, CA responded with a run to tie the score when Dylan Farmer sent Baylor Pless to home plate on an RBI single in the bottom half of the frame.

The Wildcats then used a 10-run effort in the bottom half of the third inning to take complete control of game one.

Run scoring plays for Crisp in the third inning were as follows: Griffin Gravitt RBI triple, Garrett Gravit RBI double, Spencer Stubbs RBI triple, Julian Floyd RBI single, Will Hubbard RBI single, Griffin Gravitt grand slam, Stubbs RBI on a fielder’s choice.

Pless and Farmer each pitched two innings for CA in the contest, and Stubbs contributed with an inning on the mound as well.

CA batting lineup final stats from game one:

1. Pless- one hit, one hit by pitch, one stolen base and one run scored

2. Hubbard- one hit, one RBI and one run

3. Farmer- two hits, one stolen base, one RBI, and two runs

4. Griffin Gravitt- two hits (one HR), five RBIs, and two runs

5. Garrett Gravitt- two hits, one RBI, and two runs

6. Stubbs- one hit, two RBIs, and one run

7. Floyd- one hit, one RBI, and one run

8. Zach Chalon- one hit

9. Noah Mercer- one hit

CCA 7, Wildcats 0 

CCA took control of game two with seven runs in the top of the second inning, and they ultimately defeated the Wildcats by the final score of 7-0 after five innings of play.

Griffin Gravitt, Pless, and Hubbard each had a hit for the Wildcats in the contest.

The Wildcats (7-4 overall, 5-3 in region competition) were scheduled to play a home game against the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors (9-4, 7-3 in region) this afternoon, with second place in region 3-AA and a home series in the first round of state on the line.


Wilcox wins close game at Turner County 

The Wilcox County High School baseball team picked up their fourth win in the last five games by defeating region 2-A rival Turner County on Friday night in Ashburn by a final score of 11-8.

The visiting Patriots scored the game’s first run in the top of the first inning on an RBI single from Clark Gaines that scored Branson Owens, but Turner responded with a run in the bottom half to make the score 1-1 going into the second frame.

After a scoreless second inning, Turner picked up three runs in the bottom half of the third on RBIs by Sunny Patel and Jay Morrow.

The Patriots trailed 4-1 going into the fourth frame, but they retook the lead thanks to six runs in the top half of the inning.

Gaines and Lagan Luke got the rally started for Wilcox with a pair of one-out singles, and Trace Jones then drove in the second Patriot run of the game with an RBI double. Bo Keene later added the next Wilcox run with an RBI single, and Brock White pushed the fourth score of the inning across after being hit by pitch with the bases loaded. Owens drove in the next three runs with a double in the subsequent at bat to put the Patriots up 7-4 going into the bottom of the fourth.

Wilcox went on to tack on one run in the top of the fifth, and then three more in the sixth frame for an 11-4 lead going into the seventh. Luke scored the fifth inning run on a Turner error and then drove in another score with an RBI double. Wilcox scored their other two six inning runs on a sacrifice fly RBI from Gaines and a passed ball by the Rebels.

Turner scored four runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning to cut into the Wilcox lead, but the Patriots finished the game off shortly after for the 11-8 win.

Wilcox batting lineup stats from the win over Turner County were as follows: 1. Cameron Patterson- two hits, one walk, one stolen base and one run scored 2. Brock White- two HBPs, one RBI, and two runs 3. Owens- one hit, one stolen base, three RBIs, and two runs 4. Rhett Davis- one hit, one walk and one run 5. Gaines- two hits, two RBIs, and one run 6. Luke- three hits, one RBI, and two runs 7. Jones- one hit, one RBI, and one run 8. Keene- one hit, one walk, one stolen base, and one run 9. Cameron Coleman- one stolen base.

Luke and Owens each pitched three innings and one-third in the contest, and Judge McDonald recorded one out on the mound for Wilcox.

The Patriots ran their record to 8-10 overall on the season and 7-8 in region competition. At the conclusion of this past weekend’s games, the Patriots were clinging to the number 21 spot in the class A playoff rankings.

Wilcox closes out the regular season with a home game versus Echols County on Thursday starting at 6 p.m.


Fullington knocks off Westwood, falls at Georgia Christian

On Saturday, the Fullington Academy varsity baseball team picked up a third straight win by defeating the Westwood Wildcats on the road by a final score of 19-8. The Trojans’ quick winning-streak came to an end shortly after, however, with a region defeat in extra innings on the road against Georgia Christian School by a score line of 7-6 on Monday.

Trojans 19, Westwood 8

The Trojans scored in every inning except for the seventh on their way to the big offensive output.

Offensive stats for Fullington in the win: Jack McLeod- three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored; Chase Smith- four walks and two runs; Brooks Hendrix- one walk, one RBI and two runs; Carson Godfrey- three hits, three RBIs, and two runs; Trey Miller- one run; Hunter Hughes- four hits, two RBIs, and three runs; Avery Scarboro- two hits, two walks, and three RBIs; Josh Hendrix- two hits, one walk, one RBI, and two runs; Cody Cofty- one walk and one run; Blake Worley- one hit and two runs; Shiloh Kehayes- one walk; Chase Bryant- one hit, two walks, one RBI, and one run; and Rivers Smith- one walk and one RBI.

Cofty and Chase Smith handled the pitching for Fullington in the contest with three innings apiece, in which they combined to allow just three earned runs while striking out eight Westwood batters.

GCS 7, Trojans 6

The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first frame after RBIs from Smith and Scarboro.

Georgia Christian responded with three runs in the bottom half of the first inning to take a 3-2 lead, but Fullington grabbed the lead once more with a pair of runs in the top half of the third. Godfrey and Scarboro knocked in the two third inning runs for Fullington, and the Trojans maintained the lead at 4-3 until the fifth frame.

Georgia Christian tacked on a run in the bottom of the fifth, followed by one more in the sixth inning to go in front 5-4 entering the seventh frame.

A Josh Hendrix sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh brought the score back level at 5-5, and the two teams ended up deciding the contest in an extra inning.

Fullington briefly retook the lead by scoring a run on an RBI double by Scarboro in the top of the eighth, but Georgia Christian ended up winning the game with a pair of scores in the bottom half for the 7-6 victory.

Scarboro led the Trojans in the contest with two hits and three RBIs, while McLeod, Smith, and Godfrey all also finished the game with two hits apiece.

With the results over the last two contests, the Trojans have an overall record of 5-11 with a 1-3 mark in region competition.

Fullington was scheduled to host John Hancock Academy for a game this afternoon. Up next for the Trojans will be a game on Monday afternoon versus Central Fellowship Christian Academy.


For Crisp County’s games from Friday night follow this link: Cougars drop double-header versus Cook Hornets