Baseball: Jackets score late to defeat White House

By Gamechanger with name and detail edits from White House High School

Tuesday’s game against Springfield High School was a heartbreaker for the White House Blue Devils, as they lost the lead late in a 12-9 defeat. The game was tied at nine with Springfield High School batting in the top of the seventh when Devon Crenshaw drew a walk, scoring one run.

Despite the loss, the Blue Devils did collect six hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Springfield High School had nine hits on the way to victory.

Springfield High School opened up scoring in the first inning.  Caden Blackford‘s wild pitch allowed one run to score for Springfield High School.

White House put up five runs in the fifth inning. WHHS big inning was driven by a single by Blake Barker, by Braeden Grieb, and a home run by Hunter Matherly.

Kelton Hollingsworth was the winning pitcher for Springfield High School. The pitcher surrendered one run on one hit over one and two-thirds innings, striking out two and walking one.  Grant Dunkin threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Josh Walker took the loss for the Blue DevilsWalker lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing one hit and three runs while striking out two.

Zach Hyde started the game for Springfield High School. Hyde went four and a third innings, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out seven Blackford started the game for Blue Devils. The pitcher went four innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out four

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

Blue Devils collected six hits on the day.  Matherly and Barker all had multiple hits for Blue Devils.  Barker and Matherly each collected two hits to lead the Blue Devils.  White House stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Matherly led the way with two.

Springfield High School saw the ball well today, racking up nine hits in the game.  Matthew Farmer and Crenshaw all managed multiple hits for Springfield High School. Springfield High School was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Chase Goodman made the most plays with 12.

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