March 13, 2014

Area middle school roundup: Pioneers pound out hits in shutout win

Backed by a 16-hit attack, North Whitfield Middle School pitcher Grant Ogle allowed just one hit in a 16-0 win over Gladden on Monday at Murray County High School’s field in Chatsworth.

Ogle threw four innings on the mound to earn the victory for the Pioneers, who won their second straight game to start the season.

Will Douglas and Landon Eaton each collected three hits and two RBIs, while Ethan Arnold and Eli Turso added two hits and two RBIs apiece for North Whitfield. Tanner Kilgore added two hits, while Brody Crossen had a hit and drove in a pair of runs.

Gladden statistics were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

New Hope 13, Eastbrook 2: Sebastian Orozco went 4-for-5 with two home runs, two doubles and eight RBIs to lead the Kodiaks to a home win on Tuesday.

David Ramirez was the winning pitcher — he allowed three hits and three walks while striking out eight in a complete-game performance — and went 2-for-5 at the plate.

New Hope’s Seth Godfrey was 3-for-5 with an RBI, while teammates Jack Brock, Dillon Clark and Eli Nance also had two hits apiece.

The game was shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.

Eastbrook statistics were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.


• Christian Heritage won a pair of matches with Chattanooga’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Tuesday at Lakeshore Park in Dalton.

In the boys match, an 8-1 victory for the Lions (2-0), Christian Heritage swept singles with wins from No. 1 Jordan McClure, 8-2 in pro-set play, No. 2 Wil Duddleston, 8-1, No. 3 Kyle Thames, 8-1, No. 4 Shawn Pye, 8-3, No. 5 Morgan Elrod, 8-0, and No. 6 Bradley Brown, 8-3. Doubles winners for the Lions were No. 1 Duddleston and McClure, 8-3, and No. 3 Sam Long and Austin Nichols, 8-4.

In the girls match, a 6-3 victory for the Lady Lions (1-1), singles winners were No. 2 Sydney McEntire, 8-2, No. 4 Morgan Branam, 8-3, No. 5 Rachel Frankenberger, 8-0, and No. 6 Olivia Idom, 8-0. Doubles winners for the Lady Lions were No. 1 Marlee Ellis and McEntire, 8-5, and No. 3 Frankenberger and Idom, 8-1.

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