By Kevin Eckleberry firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14, 2014
The Callaway Cavaliers took care of business early on Friday, scoring 10 runs in the first inning on the way to a 17-0 victory over Douglass.
It was the Region 4-AAA opener for the Cavaliers, who improved to 6-1 overall.
“I was pleased. I thought we did a good job of taking care of business and playing the game the right way,” Callaway coach Dusty Hubbard said.
Terry Godwin pitched two hitless innings to get the win, and Mason Hendrix worked around a couple of walks in the third inning to finish things off.
Godwin, who joined the baseball team late after helping the basketball team reach the final four, “was sharp” according to Hubbard.
“I though T was really good on the mound,” Hubbard said. “Coach (Ashley) Summerlin gunned him in the first inning, and he was 86 (m.p.h.). We have to get him ready to go. His arm’s a little behind everybody because he was playing basketball.”
The game was shortened to three innings because of the run rule.
In the first inning, 14 Callaway batters came to the plate, and while six of them walked, there were also four hits.
In the second inning, Callaway pounded out six hits as Hubbard allowed some of his younger players to get some at-bats.
“A lot of times, the JV has more success against these guys, because they’re used to seeing that (slower pitching),” Hubbard said. “Your older guys struggle with it.”
In the first inning, Hendrix made the most of his two at-bats with an RBI single, and a run-scoring double later in the inning.
Colby Freeman knocked in a pair of runs with a single, and Perry Keith and Godwin both walked with the bases loaded to bring in runs.
C.J. Gallatin also had a hit in the inning, as well as a walk, and leadoff hitter Austin Garrett walked twice and scored two runs.
Nick O’Berry was also on base twice in the first inning and scored two runs.
In the second inning, the Cavaliers swung away.
Godwin got things started with a hit, and Cody Mimbs followed with an RBI single.
Malik Malcolm and Hunter Rollins got into the act with RBI doubles, and Godwin had an RBI triple.
Garrett drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and another run scored when Hendrix reached on an error.
Ty McCann also had a hit in the inning and scored a run.
Callaway will play four games next week, beginning with Monday’s region game at B.E.S.T. Academy.
Callaway will be on the road again on Tuesday against Westminster before hosting Chapel Hill on Wednesday in a matchup of the top-two finishers in the region last season.
Callaway finishes its week with a game at Rockmart on Friday.
SOCCER: Landmark Christian scored a goal with 22 seconds remaining to claim a 3-2 victory over the Troup Tigers on Friday at Callaway Stadium.
The Tigers got a goal from Rebar Dezayee in the first half, and another one from David Peleaz in the second half.
In the girls’ game, Landmark Christian won 6-2.
Troup’s goals were scored by Anna Jo Taylor and Jesse Copeland.
“They were the better team, but it was frustrating,” Troup coach Jase Crenshaw said. “It could have been a lot closer than that. But they’re a very talented team.”