by Zachary Harmuth
It might be Spring Break but high school baseball is not taking any rest. Here is a look at how teams are doing around the county.
Independence and Franklin played the second of three games in three days Tuesday night. In the Source Game of the Week, the Eagles (2-4) fell Monday 2-6 in the first game, at Independence, and on Tuesday at Franklin lost again 0-6. Hopefully for Indy fans the team can make the best of a bad situation and redeem themselves at home Wednesday night in the third bout between the two District 11 rivals.
Franklin baseball, on the other hand, is riding high. The Rebels started the season with three straight games against Summit, losing two, but now with the two straight wins versus Indy the team is back to .500 on the season at 3-3.
Summit (4-1) started the season, also, with three games against one opponent then three against another: Dickson County. The Spartans took 2 of 3 from Franklin and, after beating Dickson on St. Patrick’s Day and on Tuesday, they will try to one-up themselves and travel to Dickson on Wednesday and take three in a row from their District 11 rivals.
Brentwood varsity baseball really shot out of the gates, winning all its games so far this year. It is spending its Spring Break in Fla., for the Aggie Baseball Classic. Last week it took two from Ravenwood, and may have taken a third if the game had not been cancelled.
The Raptors, after winning their season opener, have now dropped four straight. They, too, headed to Fla. for Spring Break and were playing Palatka (a Florida team) in Jacksonville Tuesday night but the score was not in at the writing of this article. They play three more games in Florida, and hopefully find their groove by the time they return to play Centennial on the 24th in what will be a very important district game for RHS.
Centennial baseball may not be getting a trip to Florida during its Spring break, but at 5-2 on the season their record is a nice trade for the sun and fun of Florida. Things are heating up enough for the team. They won’t be tan but are definitely hot coming into Thursday game at home versus Lincoln County.
Going into Class AA, Page, like Centennial did not get a trip to the Sunshine state for Spring Break, but just as well: at 3-1 on the season the Patriots shot off to a good, strong start. And after beating Lawrence Co 6-3 on Saturday will have had a nice break to get ready for the four games in three days it will play when it goes to the Wilson County tournament on Thursday, with a 2 p.m. game versus Mt Juliet and then a 4:30 p.m. match against Gallatin.
District-rival CPA is still perfect, at 6-0, and getting, er, more perfect? On Monday and Tuesday the Lions played two out-of-state teams and shut them both out- while scoring a total of 10 runs combined. Looming on the horizon, though, are next Monday and Tuesday’s back-to-back games versus District 12 rival Spring Hill.
Spring Hill is 5-4 on the season, but it made it above .500 on Tuesday versus Columbia Academy in convincing fashion: winning 10-0.
In Division II, Brentwood Academy was in Florida on St. Patrick’s day but had little luck losing to West Florida 3-8. The Eagles came back strong enough, as it were, on Tuesday beating visiting Sallisaw (OK) 14-8. BA has three tough games coming up, back-to-back-to-back against Ensworth, next Weds- Friday.
Father Ryan also is in Florida, and is 4-2. The score from its game against Bay (Fla.) was not in yet as of the time of this post. The Rebels play two more games in Florida, Wednesday and Thursday.
For complete county school baseball scores and records to go our scoreboard here.