The Gordon Lee Trojans opened the 2018 NGAC season with a 2-0 road win at LaFayette on Tuesday.
Hayden Brewer got the win on the hill for Gordon Lee (1-0) in relief of starter Brodie Genter. Genter pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. Brewer also threw three scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk with one strikeout. Blake Rodgers fanned one in the seventh to get the save.
Both Gordon Lee runs came in the fifth inning. A LaFayette error allowed Zane Blaylock to reach first base and Blaylock would later score on a Kade Cowan single. Cowan would later score from second base on a two-base error.
Cowan ended the day 2-for-3, while Tanner Wilson and Garren Ramey each had a single.
Cade Fisher pitched well in the loss for LaFayette (1-1). He went 5.2 innings, surrendering just three hits and two walks. Only one of the runs allowed was earned and he finished with 10 strikeouts. Skylar Cepeda threw the final 1.1 innings, giving up a hot, a walk and fanning one.
Ethan Adams was 2-for-2, while Cepeda and Kendall Culbreth each had one hit.
Ringgold 13, Rossville 2
Robbie Bates had a bases loaded double and finished with four RBIs as the Tigers improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play with a five-inning win over the Bulldogs at Seabolt Field.
Kyle White had a single, a double and a triple, while Brent Bowman and Mason Parker each had two hits and an RBI. Aaron Elswick doubled home a run, while Ross Norman and Malachi Hill each had a hit.
Parker gave up one earned run on one hit with three strikeouts in two innings of work. Hudson Chandler allowed one earned on three hits with three strikeouts in two innings on the mound. Bates pitched one inning, striking out two.
Zack Harrison had a hit, a stolen base and an RBI for Rossville, which fell to 0-1 on the year. Chris Maddeaux tripled and stole a base, while Aidan McGill had an RBI-double.
Lakeview 6, Heritage 1
The Warriors scored all six runs in the top of the second inning and made the hold up in a season opening conference victory at Catoosa County rival Heritage on Tuesday.
Lakeview (1-0) got six strikeouts in three innings from starter Dylan Blankenship. Will Carroll finished things up to record the save and added a triple at the plate. Alex Dayton had a two-run single to key the big inning and Tanner Mantooth also picked up an RBI.
Heritage outhit Lakeview, 4-3. Ryan Heet scored the lone run for the Generals (0-1), but also took the loss on the hill. Only one of the runs he allowed was earned.