Baseball Wrap Up, 4.23.14


The high school baseball regular season is winding down, and every district game is becoming more and more important. Here is a look at some of the games from Monday and Tuesday night and how county teams did. For complete county scores, schedules and records click here.

At senior night on Tuesday for Brentwood, the Bruins beat Franklin in a come-back win, 10-7. Senior Clay Harris pitched for the win, and also had three hits and three RBIs. Fellow senior David Pimentel had three pivotal RBIs.

Brentwood baseball is now 22-2 (15-1 in AAA District 11); Franklin baseball is 10-14 6-10 in District 11).

Ravenwood clobbered Dickson County, 9-1, winning its second in two days against district-rival Dickson. With a 13-1 win Monday night, at Dickson, the 14-12 (9-7 in District 11) Raptors proved they belong among the best teams in the district.

Centennial baseball belongs too, with 18-10 record overall, though it has struggled in what is a very competitive district. Centennial and Summit are in the middle of a three-game series, and so far split after two games, with Centennial winning 10-2 on Tuesday at Summit, and Summit winning 8-7 at Centennial on Monday. Summit, 18-9 overall, and Centennial have similar records, and are fighting down the stretch for second and third place in District 11. The Spartans district record is 11-6; the Cougars is 10-7. The winner of Wednesday night’s series-ending game could determine more than just the series, especially if district-placing comes down to tiebreakers. For the Cougars, the team needed this win, after having lost five straight before Tuesday.

Independence baseball, 9-19 (4-14), despite struggling a little bit this season, got a feel-good victory on Tuesday night against #23 ranked LaVergne. After travelling to LaVergne on Monday and losing 4-12, the Eagles came home and got revenge on Tuesday, winning 7-4. The Eagles won with a walk-off, three-run homer by Cameron Carroll. No better way to finish a game than that.

Spring Hill just completed a two game series with Page. The Raiders, 19-10 (8-2 ,AA District 12) beat their district rival in both games, 10-5 and 5-0. Spring Hill has a slate of games against AAA District 11 coming up- Franklin on Friday, Summit on Monday and Franklin again next Tuesday.

Page, 12-13 (5-5), has a game at Culleoka coming up Friday. Page won the last time the two saw each other by 13 runs, last April.

CPA, neck and neck with Spring Hill at 18-9 (7-3), got a boost by beating district rival Giles County in two straight games, Monday 10-0 and Tuesday on the road 3-0. CPA has its plate full, with a double-header on Wednesday at home versus #1 Summertown.

In Division II, BGA came back from losing both in a double header last Friday, to Lakota East from Ohio, to decimating Zion Christian on Monday night. The Wildcats won 9-1 and 19-1. An impressive pair of wins from 16-11 BGA, which has only one D-II Class A loss this year in 12 games.

FRA, 15-8 (9-2 in D-II A) sits just behind the Wildcats in terms of division record. The Panthers won on Tuesday against Webb School, 7-5. FRA has really been swinging the bats lately, coming off a 16-0 win last Saturday versus Columbia Academy.

In D-II Class AA, Brentwood Academy, 8-12-2 (6-8-1), beat the pants off of Ensworth Monday night, 10.0 Coming off of two losses last week to Baylor, both hard-fought, heart-breakingly close losses (8-9 on Friday; 3-5 on Saturday). The win against Ensworth must have been a breath of fresh air and a redeeming boost for the Eagles. BA plays St.Xavier Wednesday.

Father Ryan, 15-7 (8-4), went to Overton Tuesday night and came home with a win, 8-3. The Fightin’ Irish face a rebounding Enwsorth Wednesday night, at Ensworth. This could be a tough game for Father Ryan.

In AA District 11, Fairview lost to Hickman County in the second of a two-game series on Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets have a chance to bounce back Thursday when they host Santa Fe.