A day after earning a Region 1-AAAAA win over Warner Robins – with two more games against the Demons in a doubleheader beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday – Veterans came up short in making it two in a row. It beat Warner Robins 8-4 Tuesday but fell to Jones County 2-0 Wednesday.
The biggest part of the loss was Landon Califf. The Greyhounds starter worked seven innings, scattered five hits, struck out two and didn’t walk a hitter.
Dominic Bradford actually out-pitched him – three hits, two strikeouts, one walk – but Jones County was able to get a two-out hit in the fifth for a run and took advantage of a triple, followed by an error in the seventh for its other run.
Veterans fell to 6-16 overall with the loss. The win over Warner Robins made it 2-8 in the division. The Greyhounds improved to 15-10 while the Demons dropped to 6-13, 1-7.
Houston County was also in action Tuesday against Lee County. The two are chasing the top in Region 1-AAAAAA.
Round 1 went to the Bears. With a run in the top of the fourth – a two-out single by Coleman Willis that scored Treyson Hughes, who reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second a wild pitch – they were up 1-0. The Trojans, however, pushed three across in the bottom of the inning.
Houston County tied it with two in the fifth and then won it, 4-3, with a run in the sixth. Singles by E.J. Lewis and Gage Harrelson, followed by a two-out double by Hughes accounted for the two. A leadoff double by Andrew Dunford followed by a one-out single by Drew Burress brought in pinch-runner Blaydn Alaniz.
Coleman Willis, in for relief with an out gone in the sixth, set Lee County down in order in the seventh. Brodie Chestnutt earned the win. He scattered five hits, struck out 10 and walked three.
Willis finished 1-3 with the RBI. Hughes was 2-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Lewis was 1-3, Harrelson 1-4 and Burress 2-3.
Houston County improved to 3-1 in the division, 17-6 overall. Lee County fell to 3-1 as well, and is 9-16 overall.
The game was played at Lee County. The two have a doubleheader Friday at Houston County.