Panthers, Tigers, Wildcats and Chiefs pound out double-digit victories

Tue, 03/25/2008 - 2:21pm
By: Kevin Wandra

Last weekend was a productive one for many local baseball teams.

Starr’s Mill split two games; it lost to Hardaway 7-5 Saturday and defeated Region 2-AAAA rival Banneker 12-2 Friday.

Ed Cook went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, and Miles Jaye, David Norman, Tyler Claburn and Jeff Stock had doubles for the Starr’s Mill against Hardaway.

Drew Johnson had a career day against Banneker, striking out eight in four innings to record the victory, and he had three hits at the plate.
Bryan Hasse also carried the Panthers’ offense, going 3-for-3. Tyler Claburn and Adam Potter each added two RBI.

Starr’s Mill is scheduled to play two region rivals this week, McIntosh tonight and Westlake Friday.

Fayette split its previous two games, both against region rivals, losing to Northgate 9-6 Friday and beating Banneker 12-2 Thursday.

The Tigers are scheduled to play two more region rivals this week, Whitewater (Wednesday) and McIntosh (Friday).

Whitewater won two games last weekend, 13-3 and 11-7 Saturday in a doubleheader over Warner Robins and 11-1 over Forest Park Friday.

The winning pitcher for Whitewater in the first game against Warner Robins was Tom Bohrer, and Joey Costello won the second game.

Miles Head went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI, and Heine Rivera, Josh Petty, Zac Mann and Jake Fisher each had two hits in the first game. In the second game, Jack Grove, Tyler Morgan and Head each had two hits.

Head and Daryl Forges each had two hits against Forest park.

The Wildcats were slated to face region rival Northgate Monday, and they play Fayette County tonight.

The McIntosh Chiefs crushed Creekside 11-1 Friday.

Jonathan Smith went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, Andrew Austin went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, David Pauley went 2-for-2 with an RBI, Brandon Hannon went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Cameron Rich went 1-for-1 with two RBI and Chris Larson went 1-for-1 with an RBI against Creekside.

Austin pitched an eight-strikeout complete game for the Chiefs.

McIntosh was slated to play region rival Banneker Monday, and it plays crosstown rival Starr’s Mill tonight.

After starting the season with a seven-game winning streak, Sandy Creek has lost three straight games, including two to Region 6-AAA opponents, 8-7 Thursday to Cass and 5-2 Friday to Cartersville.

Duncan Midkiff was effective on the mound for Creek against Cartersville, giving up only two earned runs, but Cartersville scored one in each of the first five innings.

Top hitters for Creek were Chase Blount (three hits, a steal of home) and Craig Carroll (two hits, including one double, and one RBI).

Miscues led to Creek allowing seven runs (only two earned) and one hit in the first inning against Cass, which went to to hand Creek its first region loss of the season.

Creek pitchers Nathan Bowen, Hunter Parrott and Avery Anderson limited Cass to only one run the rest of the way, but the Patriots’ couldn’t deliver enough run support to overcome such a significant deficit.

Leading hitters for the Patriots were Carroll (two doubles, two RBI), Bowen (two hits) and Braxton Lane, who hit his first home run of the season.

Creek was set to play region rival Haralson County last night after the paper went to press.

Landmark Christian defeated St. Francis 7-3 Thursday. It played Providence Christian last night after the paper went to press.

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