BSB: Devils Sweep Harpeth (Story and Photos)

By Kris Freeman with Recap by Gamechanger and Photos by Aliyah Bibbee

The White House Blue Devils got back on the winning track Monday and Tuesday with a two-game sweep of district rival Harpeth, improving the team to 15-7 overall and 8-2 in District 9-AA with one week to go in the district schedule.

White House has one more shot at district foes next week with a head-to-head two-game slate against White House Heritage. If the Devils sweep, they would be the regular season district champions and serve as the tournament’s number one seed in the postseason.

This week, White House got a big win at Harpeth on Monday and then held on tight Tuesday to close out the series.

White House Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Harpeth

White House nabbed the lead late in the game in a 6-5 victory over Harpeth on Tuesday. The game was tied at five with White House batting in the bottom of the sixth when Zane Brownsingled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Harpeth scored three runs in the first inning, but White House still managed to pull out the victory. The offensive onslaught by Harpeth was led by Luke Ealy and Peyton Smith, who all drove in runs.

White House captured the lead in the second inning.  White House scored one run when Hunter Matherly tripled.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, White House tied things up at five.  Eric Rogers drove in one when Rogers singled.

White House put up four runs in the second inning.  White House offense in the inning was led by RogersSam Abshire, and Matherly, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Brown was the winning pitcher for White House. The righthander lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out two.  Kaiden Biggs threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Trey Gasser took the loss for Harpeth. The bulldog lasted one inning, allowing two hits and one run while walking one.

Dustin Palmer started the game for White House. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out nine Walker Rushing started the game for Harpeth. Rushing lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out one

White House totaled ten hits.  Matthew SuredaRogers, and Matherly each managed multiple hits for White House.  MatherlyRogers, and Sureda each managed two hits to lead White House.

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White House Claims Lead In Fourth Inning To Defeat Harpeth

White House stole the lead late and defeated Harpeth 13-3 on Monday. The game was tied at three with White House batting in the top of the fourth when Sam Abshire tripled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.

Hunter Matherly collected four hits in four at bats to help lead White House to victory. Matherly singled in the first, singled in the third, doubled in the fourth, and doubled in the fifth.

White House fired up the offense in the first inning, when Caden Blackford doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

White House scored seven runs in the fifth inning.  Tanner CarpenterEric RogersDustin PalmerAbshireMatherly, and  Blackford all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Blackford led the White House to victory on the pitcher’s mound. The pitcher went four innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out four.  Zane Brown threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Ellis Hurt took the loss for Harpeth. The pitcher allowed 16 hits and ten runs over four innings, striking out one and walking zero.

White House socked one home run on the day. Blackford had a four bagger in the fifth inning.

White House racked up 21 hits.  MatherlyAbshireBlackfordRogersMatthew SuredaBrown, and Blake Barker each had multiple hits for White House.  Matherly led White Housewith four hits in four at bats.  White House didn’t commit a single error in the field. Suredahad seven chances in the field, the most on the team.

Blake Provo led Harpeth with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.

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Photos by Aliyah Bibbee

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