Northside takes season sweep of Warner Robins; Perry falls hard to Upson-Lee

Northside and Warner Robins met for the second time this year on the baseball diamond, and for the second time the Eagles were the winners.

Both games were close.

Northside won 8-6 on March 6 but needed three runs in the late innings to do so. Wednesday at Northside was pretty much the same. The Eagles scored twice in the first. The Demons answered with one in the second. Northside went up 4-1 with a pair in the fifth but Warner Robins pushed four across in the fifth to enjoy its first lead, 5-4.

The Eagles were charged with three errors – the Demons one. One of those started that aforementioned inning. Tyler Wilson did a great job holding Warner Robins to just three hits. However, he also issued three walks. All three also came during that inning, as did the hits: back-to-back-to-back singles by Xavier McIntyre (1-4), Ethan Elliott (1-3 with two RBIs and one scored) and Reece Page (1-4 with a run scored).

That settled, the Eagles went on to tie it in the bottom half of the inning. They did so on Wilson’s walk – he was 1-2 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored – and Cameron Staten’s double. Staten was 2-3 with the RBI.

They then scored the go-ahead run the next inning when Larry Herter was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the sixth. He was replaced on the basepaths by Dylan Willingham, who in turn moved to second on a passed ball, third on Deonte’ Lowe’s sacrifice bunt and came home on a second one, this time by Levi Walker.

Northside got above .500, 9-8, with the win while Warner Robins fell to 4-14.

 

Elsewhere, after losing a tough one to Upson-Lee Monday at home, 5-4, Perry fell badly in the second meeting between the two.

That was Wednesday at the home of the Trojans – a third meeting is set for Friday at Perry. Upson-Lee won 15-0. It took just three innings, the last of which saw 13 runs cross the plate. The Panthers were also out-hit 10-3.

The win gave the Trojans the clear advantage in 2-AAAA. They improved to 5-3 (10-9) – currently good enough for third place – while the Panthers fell to 4-4 (7-13) – fourth.