The Warner Robins Demons took care of business yesterday in their region home doubleheader against Eagle’s Landing by winning 11-2 in game one & 12-1 in game two in five innings. The Demons opened game one by plating four runs in the bottom half of the first to lead 4-0. The Golden Eagles plated a run in the top half of the second to cut the gap down to three heading into the bottom half of the second.
Warner Robins led 6-1 after three until Eagle’s Landing plated their second run in the top half of the fourth to trail 6-2 before the Demons plated a run in the bottom half of the fourth to lead 7-2. Warner Robins led 9-2 after five & 11-2 after six which would be the final score in game one.
Demons SP Brandon Massie allowed two runs, walked two, & struck out seven in a complete game on the mound in game one. Warner Robins blew the doors open quickly in game two by plating six runs in the bottom half of the first before slowing down offensively during the next three innings.
The Demons plated one run in the second & none in the bottom half of the third & fourth innings. The Golden Eagles plated one run in the top half of the fourth to trail 7-1. Warner Robins finished game two off by plating five runs in the bottom half of the fifth to take game two 12-1 in five.
SP Chase Plank who made his varsity pitching debut in game two…. allowed one run (unearned) on one hit, walked one, & struck out six in four innings of work. Drew White came in relief in the top half of the fifth & allowed no runs, no hits, walked one, & struck out one.
Warner Robins improved to 5-16 overall; 3-11 in region play while Eagle’s Landing fell to 3-13 overall; 0-10 in region play.
The Demons will take the next two weeks off & will return to action on Monday April 17th on the road against Jones Co at 5:55pm. The Golden Eagles are scheduled to play a make-up game against the Greyhounds this afternoon at 1pm.
Elsewhere, county rivals Veterans & Northside squared off at the Warhawks’ Nest in a doubleheader yesterday that resulted in a Veterans sweep. Game one would feature momentum swings by both teams but the game started out relatively calm as the Warhawks struck first in the bottom half of the second to lead 1-0.
The Eagles tied the game at one in the top half of the third before Veterans plated four runs via two home runs by Clay Thomas & JJ Howe in the bottom half of the third to lead 5-1 heading into the fourth. Northside would have an explosive top half of the fifth by plating six runs that came in via a HBP, a sac pop out, a triple, & an error that gave the Eagles the 7-5 lead going into the bottom half of the fifth.
Veterans would later respond in the bottom half of the sixth by plating three runs to retake the lead 8-7 which would be the final score in game one as Northside went 1-2-3 in the top half of the seventh. The Warhawks’ pitchers combined to allow seven runs (one earned) on six hits, walked two, & striking out eight.
Northside’s pitchers combined to allow eight runs (all earned) on 12 hits, walking two, & striking out six. JJ Howe led Veterans in rbis with three followed by Clay Thomas, Tanner O’Neal, & Bryce Dryden with one each. Landon Canceran led the Eagles in rbis with two followed by Dalton Cohen & Kenyon Walker with one each.
The Warhawks had 12 hits & committed four errors while Northside had six hits & committed one error.
Veterans jumped on the Eagles early in game two by plating two runs in the first & five in the second to lead 7-0 going into the third inning. The Warhawks added a run in the bottom half of the fourth to lead 8-0 until Northside plated two runs in the top half of the fifth to cut the deficit down to six.
Veterans added two more runs in the bottom half of the sixth to lead 10-2 & that would be the final score in game two. Warhawks SP Cody Daugherty allowed two runs (both earned) on two hits, walked four, & struck out 10 in six innings of work. The Eagles pitchers combined to allow 10 runs (nine earned) on nine hits, walked seven, & struck out two.
Gavin Pike led Veterans in rbis with two followed by Bryce Dryden, JJ Howe, Tanner O’Neal, & Clay Thomas with one each while JD Baker was responsible for both of Northside’s rbis in game two. The Warhawks had nine hits & committed one error while the Eagles had three hits & committed one error.
Veterans improved to 11-12 overall; 3-9 in region play while Northside fell to 3-21 overall; 0-12 in region play. The Eagles will take next week off & will host Dodge Co on Monday April 10th at 6pm for senior night while the Warhawks will also take next week off & will play at Tift Co on Tuesday April 11th at 5:30pm.