Bacon County’s Red Raiders swept Montgomery County in a back-to-back home-and-home series to end a three-game losing streak last week.
BCHS (5-3) dropped its third consecutive game falling 9-3 in Soperton to Treutlen last Tuesday, March 1. The Red Raiders bounced back Thursday to beat Montgomery County in Mt. Vernon, 16-1, and followed that up with a 10-0 home win Friday against the Eagles.
Bacon County will host Long County today (Tuesday) at 6 p.m., in a Region 2-AA tilt. The Red Raiders square off with region foe Groves in a doubleheader Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Treutlen High 9
Red Raiders 3
Two Vikings’ pitchers combined on a three-hitter in hurling Treutlen to the non-region win.
The Vikings scored at least one run in each of the first four innings to chase Jacob Carver (3.2 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 7 K, 4 BB, 1 HBP). Klein Nipper (2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 1 BB) came on to finish up for BCHS.
Treutlen scored twice in the first and added a run in the second to build a 3-0 lead. The Red Raiders finally got on the board with a two-run third to close to within 3-2.
Dalton Spires reached on a one-out error and trotted home on Nipper’s (1-for-2) two-out, two-run homer. The Vikings got one run back in the bottom half of the frame with Bacon responding for its last run in the top of the fourth.
Anascio Washington (1-for-3) led off the inning with a single to left. He stole second and would eventually score on a two-out single by Lane Foster (1-for-2) pulling BCHS to within 4-3.
Treutlen answered with a four-run fourth and pushed a cross a final run in the bottom of the sixth.
Red Raiders 16
Montgomery County 1
Spires scattered five hits and allowed a first inning run in helping the Red Raiders stop a three-game skid.
Bacon’s bats woke up pounding out 12 hits with Spires and Foster leading the way with three hits each. Foster, who hit a grand slam homer, drove in a career-high six runs.
Jacob Holton (RBI), Nipper (two RBI), Dawson Dyal (two RBI), Washington (two RBI), Tyler Altman and Peyton Nobles (RBI) added a hit apiece.
Dyal had a RBI double in the first inning giving the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead. BCHS broke the game open in the second scoring eight times. Nobles’ RBI groundout broke a 1-all tie giving the Red Raiders the lead for good.
Nipper had a two-run single to stretch the lead out to 4-1. Washington doubled in the next run and two batters later Foster cleared the bases with a blast to left on an 0-2 pitch for a 9-1 advantage.
Bacon plated seven runs in the fourth. Holton’s infield hit with the bases loaded plated the first run. Nipper, Dyal, Washington and Carver followed with bases loaded walks increasing the lead to 14-1. Foster followed with a two-run single capping the inning.
Red Raiders 10
Montgomery County 0
Tyler Altman allowed three hits, fanned 10 and was the beneficiary of a seven-run first inning as the Red Raiders rolled to the win.
Spires (1-for-3) led off the first with a double to left and trotted home when Holton (1-for-2) homered three pitches later for a quick 2-0 lead. Nipper walked ahead of a single by Dyal (1-for-3). Washington (1-for-3) followed with a run-scoring single putting runners on the corners.
Dyal (home) and Washington (second) executed a double steal. Washington followed with a steal of third and scored on a throwing error by the catcher for a 5-0 lead. Carver walked, stole second and scored on Foster’s (1-for-1) single. An error with two outs allowed Foster to score to score the final run of the inning.
The Red Raiders plated two runs in the third inning, doing all the scoring after two outs and nobody on base, to extend the lead to 9-0. Nobles (1-for-2) was hit by a pitche with Wes Livingston entering as a courtesy runner.
Livingston moved up on a passed ball and scored on an error on a ball hit by Spires. An error on a ball hit by pinch-hitter Xavier Hayes allowed Spires to cross the plate.
The final run came in the bottom of the fifth with Nobles driving home Dalton Youmans, who led off the inning with a walk.