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April 23, 2013

Soccer Colts shoot out of the gate, beat Ringgold

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Baseball

Christian Heritage 13, Trion 7: The Lions (12-9, 9-6 Sub-region 6A-A) scored 11 runs in the third inning and locked up the No. 3 seed from their half of the region.

Christian Heritage allowed five runs in the first but more than doubled that in the third to take a 12-6 lead. Tre Mason had a monster day, going 4-for-5 with five RBIs, while Ian Robbins also went 4-for-5.

Michael McKinney went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Brady Souther was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Christian Heritage had 15 hits total.

Spencer Robbins earned the win on the mound, pitching 4 1/3 innings. He allowed six runs (four earned) off 10 hits with two walks and five strikeouts. McKinney pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowed one unearned run off two hits and one walk while striking out two.

“Today was a perfect example of getting down and turning it around,” Lions coach Noah Stokes said. “It’s easy in those situations to feel like it’s not your day. Then we made them feel that way.

“We didn’t play perfectly in the field in the first inning and that led to some of their runs, but we were able to hit the ball and came back to get a big region win.”

Christian Heritage will play Sub-region 6B’s No. 3 seed in a region crossover matchup on Friday, Stokes said, but whether or not the Lions make the state playoffs is determined by their power rating.

The top 16 teams in each power rating poll — one for public and another for private — make their respective brackets. Christian Heritage was ninth in the most recent poll on April 16.

Ridgeland 9, Southeast Whitfield 5: Blake Foster went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run plus an RBI double, but it wasn’t enough to give the Raiders (6-17, 3-12 Sub-region 7B-4A) a late-season sweep of the sub-region series.

Tyler Hale pitched five innings for Southeast, allowing all the runs — six earned — off 10 hits while walking four and striking out three. Foster pitched two innings and allowed just one hit while striking out one.

At the plate, Hale went 2-for-4 with two doubles, while Jose Vargas added a two-run single for the Raiders, who beat Ridgeland twice last week.

The Raiders close their season at home today in a Region 7-4A crossover doubleheader versus Gilmer at 5 p.m.

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