Defending Class 2A State Champion Spring Hill Bears continue their spark on the diamond after securing impressive victories in recent battles defeating Prescott 12-7 and sweeping series play in a double-header hosting Foreman Gators at home.
Defending Class 2A State Champion Spring Hill Bears continue their spark on the diamond after securing impressive victories in recent battles defeating Prescott 12-7 and sweeping series play in a double-header hosting Foreman Gators at home. As a result, the Bears have won their previous six contests on the diamond for a six-game winning streak to post a 10-1 overall record.
The Bears defeated Foreman 11-4 and 8-2 in their contest to sweep the double-header in varsity play in two five inning encounters on the diamond.
During their stretch of games, four Bears homered for highlight hits. Featherston knocked out two-run home run against Prescott, Phillips and Levi Kidd both homered and Lewis Chambers hit a grand slam against Foreman.
The Bears are scheduled to return to the diamond for baseball action on Thursday March 29 on the road to face Murfreesboro if weather permits. Then April 2, the Bears head to Parkers Chapel to face the Trojans on the road. The next home battle for Spring Hill is scheduled April 6 hosting the Lafayette County Cougars.
BEARS 12, PRESCOTT 7
Over spring break, the Spring Hill Bears battled on the road to pull off a big victory against Class 3A Prescott Curley Wolves 12-7 in seven innings of baseball action.
Wesley Featherston got things rolling early for the Bears to record a two-run home run in the top of the first inning to lead Prescott, 2-0. The Curley Wolves would rally back with four runs scored that gave them the 4-2 lead at the end of first inning play. Prescott's Cade Haynie recorded a two-run home run to spark the Wolves' offense.
In the second, the Bears rallied and scored three runs and Prescott held scoreless with Spring Hill taking a 5-4 lead at the end of the second inning. Spring Hill held on to their lead through the end of the third inning and scored two runs in the fourth, then three in the fifth inning. Prescott had a 10-4 deficit after five innings of play.
The Curley Wolves sparked for a run scored in the in the sixth inning to trail Spring Hill 10-7. In the seventh, Spring Hill scored two runs and the Wolves held without a run to fall to the Bears 12-7 in seven innings.
At the mound, Wesley started out, then relieved by Will Phillips to finish out to record the win.
BEARS 11, FOREMAN 4
Spring Hill Bears came away with a seven-run victory over Foreman in the first of their double-header. After a scoreless first inning, the Bears trailed early 3-1 after the second inning. The Bears rallied strong in the third inning to score two runs to tie the game at 3-3.
In the fourth, the Bears put the game out of reach with eight runs and defensively held the Gators scoreless in the third and fourth innings. Spring Hill held a 11-3 lead at the end of the fourth with Foreman allowed one run in the fifth that led to the Bears securing victory.
Bears' Lewis Chambers recorded a grand slam for one hit and a scored run.
Phillips recorded a solo home run for two hits and two runs scored, and Levi Kidd hammered a two-run home run for two hits and two runs scored. Featherston had one hit with a run, Conor Bell had a triple and one run scored, Cam Middleton had two hits with two runs scored, Justin Lecher had two hits and one run and Rusty Orr scored a run. The Bears totaled for 13 hits at the plate on 11 runs.
At the mound, Kaleb Blair pitched all five innings and struck out four batters to earn the win.
BEARS 8, FOREMAN 2
The Bears had another intense battle on the diamond to close out their double-header victorious over Gators 8-2. The first inning was scoreless with Foreman taking the early lead with one run scored in the second and Spring Hill trailing 1-0. In the third, the Bears rallied strong once again and sparked eight runs across home plate the defensively held Foreman scoreless. Spring Hill led 8-1 after the third inning. Despite the Bears not scoring in the fourth or fifth innings, Foreman managed one run scored in the fourth as Spring Hill sparked early to prevail.
Spring Hill collected eight runs on eight hits to win the offensive battle against Foreman. Phillips scored two run with a triple and an RBI. Justin Lecher scored a run with two hits and an RBI, Lewis Chambers scored a run with a triple and an RBI.
Cam Middleton scored a run with two hits and two RBI's, Levi Kidd scored a run with a hit and an RBI, Featherston scored a run with a hit. Featherston recorded two stolen bases with Lecher have one stolen base.
At the mound, Featherston got the win.