The Spring Hill Bears have built themselves some winning momentum on the diamond in their previous battles at home to pick up victories against the Rison Wildcats 12-8, then sweeping a double-header against the Mineral Springs Hornets in baseball action.
The Spring Hill Bears have built themselves some winning momentum on the diamond in their previous battles at home to pick up victories against the Rison Wildcats 12-8, then sweeping a double-header against the Mineral Springs Hornets in baseball action. As a result, the Bears improve to 6-1 overall thus far into the 2017 baseball season. This Friday Mar. 17, the Bears remain home for baseball action hosting Trinity Christian Warriors beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Spring Hill.
SPRING HILL VS. RISON
In the Spring Hill's match-up against Rison, the Bears prevailed for a four run victory in seven innings. The Bears took a 3-1 lead after opening inning play. In the second, both teams held each other scoreless as Spring Hill maintained their two run advantage. In the third, the Bears sparked for six runs scored with Rison crossing home plate for one run. After three innings of action, Spring Hill led Rison 9-2. The score remained same through the fourth inning as both teams held each other scoreless. In the fifth, Rison started a rally to score four runs, but the Bears sparked for three runs with Springs Hill leading 12-6. In the sixth, the Bears were held scoreless with Rison scoring two runs to cut their deficit to trail Spring Hill four runs going into the seventh. The Bears stepped up defensively to hold off Rison from scoring in the seventh and Spring Hill secured victory in league play. The Bears totaled for 11 hits. Bears' Daden Reed and Josh Winfield each collected three hits apiece, Wesley Featherston and Will Phillips each had two hits apiece and Cam Middleton had one hit. Reed had three RBI's, Winfield and Phillips both had two RBI's, Conner Bell, Blake Waller, Middleton and Featherston each had an RBI apiece. Phillips and Winfield each scored three runs, Featherston scored twice, Waller, Middleton, Kaleb Blair and Reed each crossed the plate once for a run. At the mound, Winfield pitched five innings and struck out four batters, Blair pitched one inning and struck out two batters and Waller pitched an inning and struck out one batter.
SPRING HILL VS. MINERAL SPRINGS
The Bears hosted Mineral Springs for two games on the diamond this past Monday night in Spring Hill. In the FIRST GAME, the Bears defeated Mineral Springs 19-2 in five innings. The Bears scored nine runs in the first inning with the Hornets sparking for one run scored in the top of the first. With a 9-1 lead advantage to Spring Hill, the Bears collected seven runs in the third inning and three in the fourth inning. Mineral Springs scored their second run in the third with the fifth inning scoreless for both teams as the Bears rolled onto a 17 run victory.
In SECOND GAME, the Bears shut out the Hornets 15-0 in two innings. The Bears sparked for 10 runs scored in the first inning, then added five runs in the second for the win.