April 25, 2013

Area middle school roundup: Lady Lions softball still perfect

From Staff Reports

— Christian Heritage’s middle school softball team used one big inning to win 6-5 at Tennessee’s Lookout Valley on Tuesday, the Lady Lions’ eighth straight victory to start the season.

Halle Poteet and Sierra Dixon had key hits for Christian Heritage, which scored all of its runs in the second inning, while Hannah Heath struck out seven on her way to earning the complete-game victory.

On Monday, the Lady Lions swept a doubleheader at Chattanooga’s Silverdale Baptist Academy, winning 3-0 and 7-1.

In the first game, Kayleigh Fitzgerald led the offensive output with a two-run home run, while Poteet and Hailey Jones added doubles. Heath picked up the win inside the circle.

In the second game, Hadley Young had a two-run homer and Fitzgerald and Jones combined for five hits. Leonard was the winning pitcher.

The Lady Lions also routed Chattanooga’s Grace Academy 13-0 in a win this past week, with Leonard racking up four RBIs on three hits, including a bases-loaded double.

Six hitters combined for 11 hits, 10 RBIs and 12 of the Lady Lions’ runs, with Jones slugging an RBI double among the key hits.


Christian Heritage 3, Dalton 2: Darryn Pasqua drove in a run and pitched for the win Monday as the host Lions dealt the Cougars their first loss of the season.

Pasqua worked all seven innings, allowing eight hits while striking out four. Lucas Grant and Alex Seratedu had the other RBI hits for Christian Heritage (8-3-1).

For Dalton (11-1), Cole Shelton’s RBI triple was the big hit, while Con Wright chipped in with a pair of singles. Shelton, Nic McAlchesky and Brock Nelson combined on the mound, allowing six hits and striking out six.

• North Whitfield swept doubleheaders with Westside and Eastbrook this week at Edwards Park in Varnell.

The Pioneers beat Westside 11-1 and 12-0 on Monday.

In the first game, Hunter Cronan, Tanner Cronan, Hayden Lock and Ethan Whaley each had three hits and drove in a pair of runs. On the mound, Spencer Hawkins earned the complete-game victory — the contest was shortened to four innings by the run rule — and struck out five.

In the second game, Tanner Cronan had three hits, while Whaley and Hawkins each had a pair of hits and Landon Eaton had two RBIs. Ethan Cronan pitched all four innings of the run-rule shortened game, allowing one hit while striking out six.

North Whitfield beat Eastbrook 14-0 and 16-1 on Tuesday.

In the first game, Hunter Cronan had three hits — including a grand slam — and drove in six runs, while Eaton had four hits and drove in two runs. Eli Chumley and Lock each had two hits, with Lock driving in three runs. On the mound, Trent Collins, Hunter Cronan and Grant Ogle combined for a no-hitter in the run-rule shortened four-inning game.

In the second game, Hawkins had three hits, including a two-run homer, while Whaley had two hits and drove in four runs and Will Douglas had two hits and drove in three runs. Tanner Cronan, Drew Sage, Donovan Sims and Eli Turso each had two hits. On the mound, Douglas and Turso combined for a three-hitter in the run-rule shortened three-inning contest.


• Christian Heritage’s boys and girls teams each won 8-1 against Grace Academy on Tuesday at Lakeshore Park in Dalton.

The Lady Lions (4-1) got singles victories from No. 1 Beyonce Robinson, 8-0 in pro-set play, No. 2 Marlee Ellis, 8-1, No. 3 Sydney McEntire, 8-5, and No. 4 Elizabeth Dean, 8-5. Grace forfeited at No. 6 singles.

Doubles winners for the Lady Lions were No. 1 Robinson and McEntire, 8-0, and Ellis and Dean, 8-3, while Grace forfeited at No. 3 doubles.

The Lions (5-0) got singles victories from Jordan McClure, 8-0, No. 2 Patrick Hurney, 8-1, No. 3 Cal Paige, 8-1, No. 4 Heath Hardaway, 8-0, and No. 5 Drake Sander, 8-0. Grace forfeited at No. 6 singles.

In doubles, No. 1 Tate Tipton and Hardaway won 8-6, while Grace forfeited the No. 3 court.

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