March 20, 2013

Prep roundup: Erwin has no-hitter for Dalton

Dalton High School’s baseball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 10-0 rout of visiting Southeast Whitfield to open Sub-region 7B-4A play on Tuesday.

In a game shortened to five innings by the run rule, Will Erwin threw a complete-game no-hitter and launched a three-run home run in the first inning to give the Catamounts (2-6) a 3-0 lead.

He finished the game 2-for-4.

Matt Wells went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Tyler Britton was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Dalton, which stretched its lead to 5-0 in the second inning and added its final five runs in the third.

Cats coach Shane Ramsey said the offensive outbreak was a continuation from Friday’s 6-5 loss to Coahulla Creek. In that game, Dalton scored all of its runs in the final two innings.

“We got some momentum in the seventh,” Ramsey said of the non-league matchup with the Colts. “We did lose, but we have struggled all year with scoring when we got runners into scoring position. So we started all over. We wanted to set the tone for the rest of the season. That’s what Will kept saying. He was the tone setter.

“We want this momentum to lead us through the rest of the year.”

Southeast (3-6) coach Brad Lofton said he was ejected in the second inning but did not say why. Tyler Hale started for the Raiders, but Lofton did not have further details or statistics.

Mount Pisgah Christian 4, Christian Heritage 3: The Lions (4-6) scored three runs in the first inning but couldn’t hold the lead.

Spencer Robbins pitched six innings for Christian Heritage, allowed one earned run off seven hits and three walks while striking out three. Michael McKinney went 2-for-2 with an RBI and the Lions finished with hits. Tre Mason added an RBI on a fielder’s choice.

“We scored three in the first and hit it well,” Christian Heritage coach Noah Stokes said. “Spencer did a great job on the mound. We just couldn’t find the holes.”

Sonoraville 5, Coahulla Creek 3: The Colts (3-7, 0-1 Region 5-3A) didn’t get a run across until the seventh inning.

Trailing 5-0, Coahulla Creek scored three runs in its last at-bat but couldn’t continue the rally. Danny Stavrow was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Scout Plott was 2-for-2 with a run scored and Braiden Jacobs finished 2-for-3.

“We stranded a few here and there,” Colts coach Michael Bolen said. “We just didn’t get going until late.”

Blake Phillips started on the mound for Coahulla Creek and threw two innings, allowing two earned runs off two hits and three walks while striking out three. Zach Glines pitched four innings, allowing three earned runs off three hits and one walk while striking out three.

Adairsville 10, North Murray 3: Ethan Lents pitched four innings for the Mountaineers (3-7, 0-1 Region 5-3A), allowing five runs off six hits and two walks. Cole Vaughn had a double, while Brandon Brock had an RBI.

Model 14, Murray County 0: Damon Roberts pitched three innings for the Indians (0-6, 0-3 Region 7-2A) and allowed 11 runs.

David Bennett allowed three runs in the fourth. Coach Jeff Lanning said the Indians only allowed seven or eight earned runs, and none of the five allowed in the first were earned.

Nick Stiles had the only hit for Murray County.

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