Last week the Morgan County High School baseball team filled the final hole in their schedule with a game against Hebron Christian Academy as well as continued to roll through Region 4-AAA. The Dogs dropped the game to Hebron Christian but swept Cross Creek in three games.
Monday, the Dogs made the trip to Duluth to take on Hebron Christian Academy who is a powerhouse in A-private baseball. A night of miscues increased the difficulty for the Dogs and they fell 2-3.
Hebron kept the Dogs at bay until the seventh inning when a leadoff walk to Ben Coody followed by a single from Will Harper and David Denton loaded the bases for Nolan Harris. Harris’s ground ball to first was enough to score Jack Harper who was pinch running for Coody. Michael Areinzo singled to the left side of the field on the next at bat to score Zach Moore, who was the courtesy runner for Will Harper. The Dogs trailed by one when Michael Tamasi hit a bloop to right field that the second baseman made a great play on. Key Malone tried to score from third on the play but it doubled up thus ending the inning and the Dogs’ chances on a late game comeback.
Then on Tuesday, the Dogs made the more than 90-mile trip to continue region play at Cross Creek. Maddox Smith had a great night on the mound throwing seven strikeouts over seven innings. At the plate, MCHS had eight runs on eight hits. Three Bulldogs, Luke Knight, Brendan Conway, and Sam Schofield, had a pair of hits each. Conway also led the way in RBIs with a pair. The Dogs spread runs throughout the game to take the 8-1 win on the road.
Friday night, the Razorbacks of Cross Creek made the trek to Madison for the double header to close the season series and the Dogs continued their dominance on Region 4-AAA
Sam Schofield faced 23 batters in 6 innings of action on the mound and sent 15 back to the dugout on strikeouts. Michael Tamasi closed the game and struck out two of the four batters he faced. At the plate, the Dogs used five hits to score nine runs capitalizing on free bases offered by Cross Creek. Cross Creek pitchers walked six batters and another four batters reached on errors. The Bulldogs clinched the series win with the 9-0 route.
Game two wasn’t better for the Razorbacks as the Bulldog bats came to life. Once again CCHS free passed to the Dogs. Eight walks and one error put nine Dogs on the base path where the Dogs used 10 hits to register 11 RBIs and 15 runs in three innings to sweep the series. At the plate, the Dogs were led by Luke Knight and Nolan Harris who both had a pair of hits but Harris’ blast to left field in the third inning.
The win moved the Dogs to 17-3 overall and still unblemished in the region. This weekend the team is in Savannah for its spring break trip where the Dogs will face Ware County on Thursday, Benedictine on Friday, and Calvary Day in Historic Grayson Stadium on Saturday morning.