Warner Robins lost a tough one Monday at Central. The Demons fell to the Chargers 2-1.
The host took a one-run lead in the first – a walk, steal and single. They took advantage of an error to score the winning run in the sixth. It allowed Keenan Gibson to reach where an even-costlier wild pitch and passed ball got him to third where Jalik Thomas singled him in.
Warner Robins had tied the game in the fifth when Xavier McIntyre reached second on an error on his fly ball to right. A ground out got him to third where Reece Page’s sacrifice fly got him home.
The Demons went quietly in the sixth but did put the tying run on via a leadoff walk in the seventh. A strikeout, fly out and then him being caught stealing ended the threat and the game.
Trevor Bland, despite his effort, took the loss. He worked a complete game, gave up three hits, the runs, struck out six and walked one.
Charles Jackson, opposite him, also threw a complete game. He gave up two hits, the run, struck out 12 and walked two.
Warner Robins fell to 1-4 with the loss, while Central got its first win and is 1-1-1.
Elsewhere, Hunter Price accounted for nearly half of Northside’s runs in a 10-5 win at Rutland. Price was 3-4 with four RBIs and one run scored.
The game was close until a six-run outburst by the Eagles in the fifth. It was 3-1 until that point, both with a run in the first and Northside with a pair in the third.
The Eagles also scored one in the top of the sixth. Rutland attempted a rally in the bottom half of that inning but could only come up with four.
Levi Walker was also 3-4 with two driven in and one scored for Northside while three pitchers – Dylan Franks, Walker and Jacob Catey – worked the mound. Franks got the win for four innings of work. He gave up three of the Canes’ seven hits – the Eagles had nine – and one run while striking out five and walking three.
Northside improved to 4-1 with the win. Rutland fell to 1-3.