• Dalton 10, Ridgeland 0: Brandon Dale pitched a five-inning no-hitter and contributed at the plate as the Cats (5-6) rolled to their fourth straight win to start the Sub-region 7B-4A schedule.
Dale, a senior, struck out seven and walked three; he also went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the home victory.
“What we saw today is what we’ve been seeing all year,” Dalton coach Shane Ramsey said. “Our defense relaxes when he’s on the mound, and offensively we relax when he’s on the mound, because he’s going to give us a chance to win every time.”
Dale’s gem was the second no-hitter for the Cats in two weeks.
Will Erwin kept Southeast Whitfield’s bats in check during a 10-0 five-inning win on March 20.
Against the Panthers on Thursday, Grant Sane was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, while Jake Roberts and Matt Wells each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Caleb Hill had a hit and drove in a run. Dalton collected 11 hits while making just one error in the field.
• Southeast 9, LaFayette 5: Southeast junior Blake Foster was a terror at the plate, and a lot more Raiders had a hot day as well.
Foster blasted a pair of home runs as part of a 4-for-4, five-RBI performance. He now has three homers in as many games after homering against Dalton last week.
“He is really getting into a groove with his swing,” Southeast coach Brad Lofton said. “We came out swinging the bats, and (pitcher) Tyler (Hale) did a good job battling tonight.”
Hale earned the complete-game win, allowing four earned runs on six hits and five walks with six strikeouts, giving the Raiders their first Sub-region 7B-4A victory of the season.
Joining Foster at the plate was Devin Gentry, who was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Abram Stanley, Jose Vargas and Austin Pratt all had two hits for the Raiders (4-9, 1-4).
Southeast lost 9-8 on Tuesday to the Ramblers, with the two teams meeting today in the rubber game of the sub-region series.
• Northwest Whitfield 5, Heritage-Catoosa 3: Wade Terrell pitched a complete game and allowed just one earned run, while Andy Whisenant’s two-run single in the sixth broke a 3-3 tie and capped the comeback win for the Bruins in a Sub-region 7B-4A meeting.
Down 3-1 going into the bottom of the sixth, Northwest scored a pair of runs on fielder’s choices and Whisenant ended the game with three RBIs.
Terrell gave up four hits and a pair of walks while striking out four.
“He just goes about his business,” Bruins coach Todd Middleton said. “He gets ground balls, and we struggled a couple of times behind him and it hurt us. We could have been out of a couple of innings.”
Brady Middleton was 2-for-2 for Northwest (10-3, 5-0).
• North Murray 3, Coahulla Creek 0: Jared Goswick gave up just two hits in a complete-game effort to lead the Mountaineers (5-7, 2-1 Region 5-3A) to their second straight victory on the road.
Goswick struck out six and walked two, and he helped himself with a double at the plate. Jared Campbell was 2-for-3 with a triple and a RBI, while Cole Vaughn doubled and drove in a run and Aaron Granger also collected an RBI for North Murray, which scored one run each in the second, third and seventh innings.
“I hope we’re getting in a little groove, but I told the kids we haven’t done anything yet and it takes three games to get on a winning streak,” North Murray coach Steve Granger said.
Braiden Jacobs worked all seven innings on the mound for Coahulla Creek (4-9, 1-3) — he allowed two earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks — and reached base on an infield single.
• Results from Murray County’s game at Armuchee and Christian Heritage’s game at Mount Paran Christian were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.