Lamar walks past homestanding Heritage
From staff reports
March 23, 2001
The Lamar School Raiders edged out Heritage Academy 6-5 on the road Thursday night in prep baseball action.
Lamar School's Nick Lisi came up in the seventh inning and singled before Heritage walked five straight Raider batters to put them in position to pull off the win.
With two out, a wild pitch scored Monroe Mayfield for what proved to be the winning run.
The Patriots scored five runs in the first four innings to take a commanding lead. Jamie Fontain improved to 3-0 by going the distance for the Raiders (5-1), who have won five straight. Fontain recorded eight strikeouts and two walks, as well as scattering eight hits.
Lisi came through with a pair of hits, while Justin Brewer added a clutch double. Jeff Knight and Bobby Stone had a single each.
The Raiders will participate in the Demopolis Tournament on Friday.
Union 3, Edinburg 1: Sid Wheatley's bunch grabbed its eighth win in 13 tries behind a nine strikeout effort from Justin Darby (2-1). He also only walked one and gave up a hit.
Shane Estes went the distance for the Eagles, but was saddled with the loss, despite giving up only three hits.
EHS scored a run in the bottom of the second, before the Yellow Jackets tied things up in the fifth. They strengthened their lead with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth.
Jody Blount had an RBI double for UHS, and Darby chipped in with an RBI single.
Union, 1-0 in Division 5-1A, will return home to host McAdams in a doubleheader that that begins at 4 p.m. today.
Heidelberg Academy 14, Central Academy 6: Blake Bass recorded four hits to help the Rebels improve to 3-3 on the season.
Heidelberg Academy (1-0 in District 3-A play) busted out of the gate with six unanswered runs in the first two frames and Scott McInnis upped his record to 2-0, by fanning six Viking hitters and issuing no walks.
The Vikings (4-2, 0-1 in 3-A) came storming back in the third inning with a six-spot that tied the contest, but HA pulled away again with a six-run fifth.
A pair of errors hurt the Vikings in their District 3-A opener.
McInnis helped insure his pitching win with a home run and two singles, while Brent Welch went 3-for-4. Matt Culberson also tallied two hits.
Tyler Huerkamp took the loss for Central.
The 14-run, 13-hit attack for HA was a far cry from an 18-0 blanking at the hands of Simpson Academy (10-3) that came later in the evening. Rebel pitcher Chad Williamson took the loss to fall to 0-2.
The Rebels had just three hits in the contest against the Cougars.
Today Heidelberg Academy will travel to Kemper Academy for a 3:30 p.m.