Loganville Christian Academy Lions watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 3-1 loss to Gatewood on Friday.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Gatewood pitchers struck out five, while Loganville Christian Academy Lions sat down three.
Gatewood got on the board in the first inning when an error scored one run for Gatewood.
Brayden Hill earned the win for Gatewood. He lasted seven innings, allowing nine hits and one run while striking out five and walking zero.
A.J. Bagwell took the loss for Loganville Christian Academy Lions. He lasted five innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out two.
Loganville Christian Academy Lions scattered nine hits in the game. Allen Brown and Stone McCarty all had multiple hits for Loganville Christian Academy Lions. McCarty and Brown each collected two hits to lead Loganville Christian Academy Lions.
Gatewood was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Jake McMillan made the most plays with six.
Loganville Christian Academy Lions fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 14-1 loss to Gatewood on Friday. Gatewood scored on a single by Reid Sasser in the first inning.
The Loganville Christian Academy Lions struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Gatewood, giving up 14 runs.
Gatewood scored seven runs in the sixth inning. Gatewood batters contributing to the big inning included Sasser, Luke Haley, Will Dutton, and Brayden Hill, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Jesse Cash led things off on the hill for Loganville Christian Academy Lions. He surrendered six runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out three. Cole Yancey and Ean Snell entered the game as relief, throwing one and one-third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
Gatewood smacked two home runs on the day. Hill had a dinger in the sixth inning. Jake McMillan went deep in the third inning.
Allen Brown went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Loganville Christian Academy Lions in hits.
Gatewood tallied 12 hits. Sasser, Haley, and Hill all managed multiple hits for Gatewood. Sasser led Gatewood with three hits in five at bats. Gatewood was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. McMillan made the most plays with eight.