Advantage: Lee County.
That was the end result following it and Houston County’s trio of meetings on the diamond. The day – Friday at home – started out well for the Bears. They won the first game 9-2. The Trojans, however, edged them out in the nightcap, 4-3. They also won Tuesday at Lee County, 13-3.
As far as the 4-3 result, it took 10 innings to pull it off. It also took an error, one of five charged to Houston County (Lee County committed two), that put the lead runner on second to start the inning that proved to be the game winner. Garrett Suiter’s ground ball resulted in the first, while Jonathan Logsdon’s single following provided the second.
The game started with Lee County scoring a run in the first. The Bears answered that in the second but the Trojans pushed two more across in the third. Houston County responded in kind with one in the bottom of the inning and then tied it in the bottom of the seventh.
It out-hit its visitor 8-6. Corbet Luna had three of the Bears’. He was 3-5 with an RBI. Chandler Ring was 0-3 with a walk and a run driven in, Connor Martin 1-2 with an RBI and Jacob Profit 2-4 with a run scored.
Ring also pitched six innings. He gave up two hits, three runs, struck out nine and walked three. Dylan Tabor worked three innings. He also gave up two hits, but just one run. He struck out three and walked one. Chandler Dawson also pitched an inning. He gave up two hits, no runs and struck out two.
Houston County won the earlier game after trailing 2-0 after one. It scored three in the third and didn’t score again until the sixth. It was a six-run sixth, however.
The Bears out-hit the Trojans 9-4 in this one.
Dawson led the way with two hits in four at bats. He drove in three – one of those a triple – and also scored twice.
Profit was 3-3 with two RBIs and a run scored and Cameron Jones 1-3 with a run driven in. Jones also worked six and two-thirds. He gave up four hits and two runs while fanning seven and walking four. Blake King worked a third of an inning and didn’t give up a hit or run.
All told, Lee County improved to 5-1 in 1-AAAAAA, 16-6 overall, while Houston County moved to 6-3, 17-7.
Elsewhere, Veterans beat Thomas County Central for the third time this year. The Warhawks edged the Yellow Jackets 3-2 back on March 2 and then Friday at home beat them 4-2 in the first game and 8-2 in the second.
Veterans improved to 9-1 in 1-AAAAA as a result, 20-6 overall. Thomas County Central dropped to .500, 5-5, in the division and 11-13 overall.
Also, Perry dropped an 8-3 decision at Upson-Lee Friday. The Panthers won the first matchup between the two – 6-4 April 2 – but dropped the second one – 7-4 on Wednesday.
Their division – 2-AAAA – stacks up as follows. West Laurens is first at 8-1 (16-5 overall). The Knights are 5-4, Mary Persons and Spalding are all 5-4 (10-11, 16-8, 10-12 overall, respectively). Perry is 4-5, 13-9 and Howard is 0-9, 6-18.
Finally, Warner Robins lost a twin-bill at home to Bainbridge. The Demons fell in the first 15-0 and lost the second 13-1.