The Heritage Generals won their seventh in a row thanks to a 3-0 shutout over the LaFayette Ramblers on Wednesday.
A Heritage win in the Region 6-AAAA contest was a total team effort, but pitching, as always, was the engine that drove the car. Tripp Church’s masterful performance included eight strikeouts and only three walks in five innings, while Nolan Letzgus relieved the game, thus contributing four strikeouts and allowing three walks in two innings.
Heritage (22-6, 13-3) scored their runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings thanks to Brody Campbell’s 1-for-3 and two RBIs and Lance Dockery’s lone RBI.
Lafayette’s (8-20, 3-13) Ty Fisher struck out three in six innings.
Heritage coach Eric Beagles said his team is locked in no matter who they play.
“Everybody knows what's at stake, and that’s the playoffs,” Beagles said. “Those are right around the corner. Everything we do is building toward that. I think that’s one reason why teams get so locked in—the stakes are getting higher and higher. You want to be locked in. You want to be playing your best at this particular time.”
Heritage will play LaFayette for the final time this season on Thursday.