WCHS Warriors fall to DeKalb County on Friday

by | April 20, 2017 8:38 am

Chris Mills drives the baseball in the April 11 game vs. Cumberland County. Mills led the Warriors with three hits in the April 14 afternoon game vs. DeKalb County. (Photo by BONNIE BRYANT)

The White County High School Warriors baseball team got an early first inning lead, on April 14, when they traveled to Smithville. The Warriors couldn’t hold on to the lead and eventually lost 5-1 to the Tigers. The Warriors took the loss despite out-hitting DeKalb County 7-4.

The Warriors started the game off quick scoring a run in the first inning of the contest. Chris Mills got things going for the Warriors when he tripled to lead off the game. Mills was then brought home by Macon Girdley when he grounded out to second base to give the Warriors the early 1-0 lead. But that was the only scoring the Warriors offense could muster.

That lead wouldn’t last very long, though, as DeKalb County got two runs in the second and third inning and then was able to add an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Matt McCulley took the loss for the Warriors. He went an inning and a third giving up one hit, two runs (one earned), striking out one and walking two. Holden Howard came in relief for the Warriors. He went two and two-thirds of an inning, giving up three hits, two runs, and struck out three. Drew Young was the next Warriors pitcher to throw. He went an inning and two-thirds giving up no hits, one run (0 earned) while striking out two and walking two. Kyler Allen came in and got the final out for the Warriors.

Chris Mills led the way at the plate for the Warriors. He finished the day with three hits to lead the Warriors. Logan Swoape, David Smith, McCulley each finished the game with a hit apiece.

The Warriors were supposed to be back in action, on April 17, when they were scheduled to take on visiting Warren County. That game was called in the top of the fifth inning because of rain and was scheduled to be finished, on April 18, when they would play a doubleheader if the rain subsided. The Warriors are set to travel to Chattanooga this weekend to play in the Soddy Trojan Classic Tournament.

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