Tuesday night prep roundup: Pike falls, CHHS splits, PCHS JV gets big winPublished 2:44pm Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Due to an early deadline on Tuesday, The Messenger was unable to include prep results from baseball and softball games. Here is a recap of the night’s action.
Glenwood 3, Pike Liberal Arts 2
Pike came up on the short end of an extra inning affair Tuesday night in Phenix City. The hitting woes that have plagues the Patriots throughout the early part of the 2014 season reared their ugly head again.
While the Patriots did pound out seven hits, only three players registered them. Rush Hixon and Chan Avant had three hits each, and Myles Loving picked up the lone other.
Pike scratched a run out in the third inning, and Glenwood pushed one across in the sixth. After playing a scoreless seventh, the Pats went ahead with a run in the eighth. However, Glenwood scored a walk-off win with two runs in the bottom of the frame.
Opp 8, Charles Henderson 7
Charles Henderson lost its first game of the season Tuesday night, falling to Opp in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Bobcats scored two runs in each of the last four innings to knock off the Trojans. Opp outhit Charles Henderson 15-9. Jason Fleming led the Trojans at the plate, going 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs and a run scored.
Charles Henderson 5, Opp 3
Charles Henderson rebounded from its defeat in game one to down the Bobcats 5-3 in game two. The Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 lead through the first two innings, and got two more in the seventh to grab the win.
Chase Smartt gave Charles Henderson the lead in the seventh with a groundout to first, and Austin Ingram singled in John Johnson later in the inning.
Cole Wilson was credited with the win on the mound for the Trojans, going three innings and giving up three hits and striking out one.
Pike County (JV) 11, Carroll 9
Tuesday night Pike County JV softball wins 11 to 9 versus Carroll high school JV. Three pitchers pitched for the lady bulldogs. First Graci Williams, then Daisy Bradley, and then the win goes to Senkeithia Thompkins. Pike County batters were patient to wait on strikes and did an excellent job running the bases. Brooke Bennet went 3 for 3 with 2 triples and 4 RBIs. Daisy Bradley was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Laniya Harris tied the game with a single up the middle in her only at bat of the game.
We are cutting down on errors on defense and moving runners every inning. This 7-9 grade group is getting better every game. (Provided by Pike County Athletics)