State Championship Roundup: Baseball 5/17

Christ Presbyterian Academy rolled past Spring Hill, 11-3, Wednesday to claim the Region 6-AA baseball championship.

The victory means that the Lions (28-8) will host Region 5-AA runner-up Lipscomb on Friday in sub-state competition. Meanwhile, Spring Hill, which fell to 34-4, must now travel to Greenbrier on Friday for its sectional game.

After spotting Spring Hill a run when Taylor Warwick scored in the first inning, CPA went to work in the bottom of the second. Lane Harris hit a leadoff double and Phillip Clarke delivered a run-scoring hit as part of the Lions’ attack that was aided and abetted by a pair of Raiders’ errors in the inning. When the frame was finished, CPA held a 4-1 lead.

Spring Hill got a two-run homer from Brycen Thomas in the third, but that would be as close as the Raiders would come, as CPA added two runs in the fourth on Kane Patterson’s hit with the bases loaded and one in the fifth as Jackson Lewis doubled and scored.

Cooper Reynolds picked up the win on the mound for CPA, backed by relief help from Tanner Morgan.

In Region 6-AAA, Summit pulled out a 1-0 thriller against Brentwood to win the championship for the second consecutive season.

The Spartans improved to 25-11 on the season and now will host the Beech Buccaneers on Friday in the substate.

Brentwood, which fell to 25-10 overall, must travel to Clarksville Northeast on Friday in substate play.

In the Division II Class AA quarterfinals, Brentwood Academy swept a pair of games from Memphis University School, winning 7-5 and 3-1, in the state quarterfinals best-of-three-series.

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