Warriors go 0-4 in the weekend Rebel Classic
by Andy Southard | April 13, 2017 1:01 pm
Last Updated: April 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm
The White County High School Warriors baseball team traveled to Franklin County High School and Coffee County High School this past weekend to play in the Rebel Classic. The Warriors were never able to get over that hump this past weekend.
In the first game on Friday, April 7, the Warriors couldn’t pull out the victory as they lost 7-6 in extra innings. In the second game of the night, the Warriors took on the host team. The Warriors hung around but fell 8-4 to the Rebels.
On Saturday, April 8, the Warriors took on Cleveland High School and Coffee County High School. In the first game of the day, the Warriors gave up the lead late in the contest and were never able to get anything going again and fell to Cleveland High School 6-3. In the second game, the Warriors watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-9 loss to Coffee County High School.
In the first game on April 7, the Warriors and Lincoln County passed the lead back and forth all night long, but eventually, Lincoln County would prevail 7-6 over the Warriors. The Warriors finished the game with nine hits.
The Warriors’ big inning in the game came in the fourth. Eli McDonald got the inning going with a line drive to center field. Matt McCulley would then come up and single to left field. Chris Mills would then draw a walk to load the bases with two outs. Drew Young would then come up and get hit by a pitch to score McDonald’s courtesy runner Macon Girdley to bring the Warriors within two at 4-2. Logan Swoape was the next Warrior up to bat. He would hit a hard ground ball and would reach on an error by the third baseman that would score McCulley and Mills to tie the game up at 4.
Franklin County would score a single run in the seventh inning to tie the game up at 6 and score one run in the eighth inning to take the lead and ultimately win 7-6.
Maverick Jennings took the loss for the Warriors. He tossed two innings, allowing one run, four hits while striking out two and walking zero.
David Smith got the start on the hill for the Warriors. He tossed three innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, and striking out two.
Zach Barlow also threw for the Warriors. He went three innings, giving up one hit, four runs (one earned).
Logan Swoape led the way at the plate for the Warriors going 2-5 in the game. Mills, Young, Jason Maxwell, Trenton Hodges, McDonald, McCulley, and Jacob Sparks all chipped in a hit in the loss.
In the second game on April 7, the Warriors watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 8-4 loss to Franklin County. Franklin County took the lead in the first inning going up 1-0.
The Warriors would get three runs in the fourth inning. The Warriors scored on an error, a walk, and a stolen base.
Young took the loss for the Warriors. He threw one and one-third innings, allowing five runs (three earned), on two hits, and striking out one.
Mills and Zach Burrier each came in relief for Young. Mills went two and two-thirds innings, giving up four hits, two runs (one earned), while striking out one, and walking one. Burrier came in for an inning giving up two hits, one run, and struck out one.
Swoape, Girdley, and Dyson Reece each collected one hit leading the Warriors.
In the first game on April 8, the Warriors and Cleveland played a tight game, but Cleveland pulled out the 6-3 victory. The game was tied at three in the bottom of the fifth when the Warriors committed an error to give Cleveland a run and the lead.
The Warriors scored all three of their runs in the third inning. The Warriors scored two runs on a stolen base, and then Jason Maxwell drove in Swoape on the double to right field.
Holden Howard took the loss for the Warriors. He threw five innings, allowing five runs (four earned), six hits, and striking out one.
Will Griggs came in relief for the Warriors. He went one inning giving up one hit and one run.
Swoape, Hayden Farris, Young, and Maxwell each collected a hit to lead the Warriors.
In the final game of the tournament, the Warriors watched the game slip away in the fourth inning and couldn’t recover in a 10-0 loss in five innings to Coffee County High School.
Coffee County took an early lead in the first inning getting a single run to take a 1-0 lead.
Coffee County would get five runs in the fourth inning and four runs in the fifth inning to end the game in five innings.
Kyler Allen took the loss for the Warriors. He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs (1 earned), four hits, and striking out one.
Farris and Michael Shank each came in relief for the Warriors.
David Smith, Trenton Hodges, Jacob Sparks, and Frankie Del Toro each collected a hit to lead the Warriors.
After going 0-4 in the tournament, the Warriors move their record to 6-11 on the season. The Warriors were scheduled to take on Cumberland County High School, on April 10 and April 11, with the April 11 game being a varsity double header, but the stats weren’t available at press time. The Warriors will finish up their week, on April 14, when they take on DeKalb County High School. That game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.