Knights battle CB East in home opener

St. Vincent pitcher Kaleb Whistler was able to pitch around a lead off single, setting up a possible four-run comeback.

In the CCAA West 1 high school baseball opener for both teams, the Southwestern Trojans defeated the Silver Creek Black Knights, 4-1, on Wednesday night.

Capturing their first district crown in nine years, the Wolverines are headed to the Division III state playoffs when the brackets are announced Thursday afternoon.

Coming off a win, the Pride got off to a fast start.

Colfax 11, Liberty 3 (game 1): Abbie Miller tossed a complete game, and Chelsea Becker singled, doubled twice and homered and the Bulldogs downed the Lancers in the first game of a Northeast 2B doubleheader.

The Warriors pushed three more runs across in the fourth on six hits to make the score what would end up being the final at 8-0.

South Caldwell next travels to Watauga on Friday.

"That pitching gives us a chance everyday to be successful", Jones said. "We need to think positive, learn from our past games, and grow together as a team", Holbrook said.

Kleman leads the team in wins, strikeouts, and shutouts. Grady Davis closed out the game and was charged with two runs.

"Clay came in to face the top of their lineup and closed the game with three strikeouts", Gillis said.

McCarty also was solid at the plate, going 2-for-4. Wilson was 1-2. Macey Jarvis (0-4) suffered the loss for North Adams.

FRANKLIN - Abby Pacheco walked with the bases loaded in the second inning to drive in a run for the Cougars, who had only three hits in the Mayflower League contest.

Patrician wasted little time getting back in it as Jake Allen walked to open the third ahead of a Anderson Newman double. He allowed three of the runs.

"I'm proud of my guys". "We outhit them 11-7. Everything was working. One of those days you don't have to worry about what you are doing", Kleman said. "We're the kind of team who fuels off of the energy during the game. This game will make us better in the long run".

The loss marks the lone blemish on the Lions' SHAC record (5-1) and moves them to 5-3 overall on the season.

The Wildcats picked up a 12-1 win over Red Lake for their first victory of the season on April 13, 2017.

The Spartans struggled on the road Tuesday against Neuse Charter, losing two out of three games.

"Wilson dominated this game on the mound", Gillis said. We played well, we made a couple defensive mistakes that cost us but otherwise that first game we played really well I thought. "Then it was just making contact and driving it". The conditions helped us. Higgins was 2-3 with 2 RBIs. "Those are the type of things we have not experienced", WSU head coach Greg Jones said. "Simpson shut down their hitters and we gave him some cushion offensively". "We always tease Hunter because her strike zone is from the top of her shoes to over top of her head". We have great kids that work hard. "My favorite part is to hit, so I was really excited to start this season".

Strother was 3-4 at the plate.

The Gryphons (4-1, 3-1) won three singles matches as Jack Pitcher, Conner Stroud and Turner White earned victories, but the Rams won the other three singles matches and all three doubles matches.

  • Stacy Allen