Perry is off to a 4-1 start on the baseball diamond. The latest win came Tuesday, 2-1, at home against Jones County. It was good all around, as Justin Eckman worked six and a third solid innings. He gave up two hits – the Greyhounds’ only hits – while striking out seven and walking four.
Andrew Newhouse went 2-3. His first hit came in the third – a single, and he also had a double – and helped the Panthers tie it – answering Jones County’s run at the top of the inning. He brought in Lane Rucker who had reached on a single and moved to second on an error by the pitcher.
John Micah Law earned the other RBI. He was 1-2, the hit being a single that drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth. That unfolded as Eckman reached on an error. He was replaced by pinch runner Gannon Popham who was in turn moved to second on Trevor Dykes’ sacrifice bunt.
Elsewhere, Northside earned its first win, a 12-3 route of Peach County at home. The Eagles scored had it won by the third. They put a three-spot on the board in the first, added another trio in the third and sandwiched a run in the middle to make it 7-0.
The Trojans got one in the fifth and two in the bottom of the seventh, but Northside added four more in the top of that latter inning.
They out-hit their guest 9-5. Darius Clarington and Jordan Franks had two each of those. The first was 2-4 with a walk. He also drove in three and scored one. The latter was 2-4 with two runs scored.
For Warner Robins, the news was not-so-good. To say the Demons are struggling to start the season is an understatement. They’ve lost their first three games by a combined score of 47-2. The latest came Tuesday, a 10-0 no-hitter at the hands of Harris County.