Brodie Chestnutt and Houston County needed only four innings to make easy work of West Laurens Tuesday at home.
The Bears’ senior righty gave up no hits, struck out five and walked one. Houston County pounded out eight hits while putting two runs on the board in the first, six in the second, one in the third and another half dozen in the fourth.
Drew Burress accounted for two of those, going perfect at the plate. He also drove in two.
Also, Gage Harrelson was 1-1 with three walks. He scored four times. Christian Davis was 1-1 with a walk. He drove in one and scored twice. E.J. Lewis was also 1-1 with an RBI and two runs scored and Andrew Dunford 1-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
The Bears improved to 14-6 with the win while the Raiders suffered only their second loss in 14 games.
Elsewhere, Coffee used a five-run fifth to take down Veterans in a Region 1-AAAAA contest at the home of the Trojans.
Coffee took a 1-0 lead after one, increased it to 2-0 after three, before the Warhawks tied it with two runs in the fifth.
The Trojans’ outburst made it 7-2. They made it 8-2 in the sixth, with Veterans’ final three runs coming in the seventh.
Three Coffee errors and two walks opened the door for that. The Warhawks also had the based loaded with outs before a fielder’s choice ended the contest.
Veterans was out-hit 10-5. Clifford Pless, Al Lorenzo, Mark Lauritsen, Brennan Mercer and Tanner O’Neal accounted for those. Lorenzo also drove in two while scoring once.
The loss dropped the Warhawks to 1-3 in the division, 5-10 overall. Coffee improved to 11-7 overall but is also 1-3 in the region.
Wayne County at 3-0, 13-5 and Ware County, 3-1, 8-7, occupy the top two spots. Speaking of the latter, the Gators latest win came against Warner Robins Tuesday at home. They beat the Demons 10-0. The game was actually a lot closer than the score indicated. Ware scored a run in the second. That was it until the bottom of the fifth where it pushed nine across.