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BASEBALL: Gordon Lee handles Calhoun, 10-2

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Score 10 or more runs and allow two or less.

It's a formula that's been working a lot for the Gordon Lee Trojans this season, and it worked again on Monday night.

Bolstered by a three-run third inning and a five-spot in the fifth, the Navy-and-White made it 12 straight victories by roughing up traditional Class AA powerhouse Calhoun, 10-2, at Claude Hendrix Field.

Gordon Lee, now 17-1 overall, gave up an unearned run in the top of the third inning, but took a 3-1 lead a half-inning later and never looked back.

The Jackets (13-5) pulled within 3-2 after plating a run in the top of the fifth, but the Trojans scored seven times over the next two innings to seal the win.

Eight different players combined for 14 hits for Gordon Lee, including Connor Coakley, who smacked a home run and drove in three runs.

Adam Vandiver had three hits and two RBIs, while Cody Wilson, Bryce Bailey, and Jake Rogers delivered two hits each. Daniel Brooks picked up two RBIs and Tanner Sexton added a double.

Conard Broom worked the first four innings to get the win on the hill. He allowed just two hits and struck out six without walking a single batter. Branton Phillips pitched the final three innings, giving up three hits and one earned run with two walks and two strikeouts.

Andrew Haynes was 3 for 4 for the Jackets, while Weston McArthur picked up an RBI. Avery Johnson took the loss, being pulled after 4 2/3 innings. He gave up seven hits and six runs, three of which were earned. He walked three and struck out three.

Gordon Lee will hit the road on Wednesday for a 5 p.m. Region 6-A game at North Cobb Christian, before returning home on Friday to face Christian Heritage at 5 p.m. in another region game.

Trojans drop to fifth in power rankings

Despite Monday's win, Gordon Lee dropped two spots in the Class A power rankings this week and now sits fifth in the public school poll.

Charlton County is ranked No. 1 with 12.29 points, followed by ECI (11.72), Baconton Charter (10.76), Schley County (10.61), and Gordon Lee (10.57).

Darlington remains No. 1 in the private school rankings with 11.09 points. ELCA (10.71) is second, followed by First Presbyterian Day (10.69), Mt. Paran (10.35), and George Walton Academy (9.96).