Callaway has no trouble with Carver

Published 12:43 am Saturday, March 4, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

HOGANSVILLE – They’re on a winning streak.

The Callaway Cavaliers (4-5) overwhelmed the visiting Carver Tigers 17-2 on Friday to win their second straight game, and they’ll look to keep it going when they host defending Class AA state-champion Westminster today.

Those two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

Callaway, which ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Hardaway earlier in the week, had no trouble in beating Carver for the second time this season.

Carver, which arrived about an hour late forcing the game to start later than originally scheduled, scored a run in the top of the first inning to take the lead.

Callaway then took the lead with six runs in the bottom of the first, and it never looked back.

Slone Raper was the winning pitcher, and Dylan Johnson helped spear-head the offensive effort with three hits.

In the bottom of the first, Raper had an RBI single that gave the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead.

Josh Hanson drove in a run with a bunt single later in the inning, Braelin Mitchell had an RBI single, and Drake Wade had a sacrifice fly to cap the six-run outbust.

The Cavaliers kept pouting it on from there, and the game ended after four innings because of the run rule.

Mitchell and Ben Griffin each had two hits, and Chandler Lott had three RBIs.

The left-handed Raper pitched the first two innings, and Wade and Austin Barber each threw one inning.