Landmark baseball stays hot, others cool off

Tue, 03/18/2008 - 2:24pm
By: Michael Boylan

No team was hotter last week than Landmark Christian School’s War Eagles. Landmark (6-1) picked up three straight double-digit wins last week and started this week with a 7-0 win over Fellowship Christian. Last Tuesday, the War Eagles beat Bremen 10-4 and followed it with a 13-3 win over Whitefield Academy. Against Our Lady of Mercy on Thursday, the War Eagles started the game with an inside the park home run and followed it with back-to-back homers on their way to 10 runs in the first inning and a mercy-rule win over the Bobcats.

Landmark stays busy this week. They played at Bremen Tuesday night after the paper went to press and will host Dutchtown Wednesday and St. Francis Thursday.

Our Lady of Mercy fell to Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, ranked sixth in Class A in the most recent poll on, 13-1 on Monday. The Bobcats hosted Greenforest Christian Tuesday after the paper went to press.

Two local rivals met for an important early season region match on Monday when McIntosh traveled to take on Whitewater.

The Chiefs (4-6) picked up their first region win of the season with a 5-2 win over the Wildcats. McIntosh struck early with two runs off of four hits in the first inning. Jake Tanis and Ben Barter drove in the runs with singles.

“It was huge to strike early against Whitewater, because they always seem to get some runs back on you late,” said McIntosh head coach Toby Black.

Black was right as the Wildcats got a run back in the bottom of the fourth inning off of a wild pitch and got another run back in the bottom of the sixth from an RBI single from Jake Fisher.
With the game tied 2-2, the Chiefs got their final three runs off of two walks and a wild pitch. In the bottom of the inning, McIntosh pitcher Cameron Rich got his fourth 1-2-3 inning of the night.

“That’s the best game we’ve seen on the mound all season,” said Black commenting on his team’s pitching struggles so far this season. “Rich really took command tonight and pitched to his ability.”

McIntosh will host Riverdale Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and will host Creekside on Friday at 7 p.m.

Whitewater (6-2) defeated Newnan last Friday 7-4. Jake McBride was the winning pitcher, while Miles Head led the team with a home run and a double. Heine Rivera and Josh Petty each had triples in the win.

The Wildcats will host Forest Park at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Fayette County’s Tigers (3-3) lost to Jonesboro 4-1 last Friday. They will host Banneker Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. and will play at Northgate on Friday at 5 p.m.

Starr’s Mill (4-4) was off over the weekend. The Panthers will play at Creekside Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. and will host Banneker on Friday at 7 p.m.

Sandy Creek’s Patriots (7-1) picked up their first loss of the season on Monday, losing to Griffin 12-9 in eight innings. The Bears started strong with seven runs in the first inning, but Sandy Creek tied the game at nine runs a piece after seven innings.

Griffin got three runs in the eighth and Sandy Creek could not answer. The Patriots out hit the Bears 16-13 but made seven errors in the game.
Sandy Creek, ranked sixth in Class AAA in a coaches poll, will host Cass on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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