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Schley Baseball Team
rolls to 4 more victories
The Schley County High baseball team recorded four more wins last week to improve to 7-1.
Schley 15, Macon 5: The Wildcats beat Macon County 15-5 in 6 innings on Feb. 28. Dylan Windham, pitching in relief, went 5 innings, struck out 5, and earned his first varsity win.
Will Barry led the Cats at the plate, driving in 5 runs.  Clint Sellars, Ashton Goodin, and Barry blasted long HR's for the Cats. Wade Law doubled off the fence and Barry cleared the bases with a double in the 6th inning.
The Cats tallied 13 hits on the day, but also made 6 errors in the field.
"We can't make that many errors and still consider ourselves a good team," said Coach Chuck Cheek. "Luckily it's early, and more importantly, we make those plays in practice.  We've just got a little growing to do.  I'm proud of Dylan for how he came in and pitched."
Schley 8, Crisp 7: The Cats got a "walk off" in the bottom of the final inning to edge Crisp County 8-7. The Cats built an early lead then watched as it vanished quickly before mounting a comeback late.  
Senior third baseman Clint Sellars launched a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning, plating Will Barry and it appeared as if the Cats might run away with the game.  However, some shaky defense again bit the Wildcats. Crisp scored 4 runs on 2 hits in the 5th inning to put the Cougars up 6-4.  
Schley battled back and took the lead 7-6 on a great bunt for a hit by Chase Patrick.
Schley gave up a run in the top of the 7th, as an error again came back to haunt the Wildcats.  
Schley would get enough done at the plate when it mattered. With 1 out, back-to-back singles by Reid Ragsdale and Jordan Hall gave the Cats a chance. With runners at 1st and 3rd, the Cougars tried to a pick play at 1st and the ball sailed down the right field line giving the Cats the walk off victory.
"Again, Dylan did a great job coming in relief and giving us a chance to come back," said Cheek. "We are doing a great job at the plate, but this defense is going to bite us if we don't get better in a hurry.  We keep expecting them to make plays because we look great in practice. We have a lot of new faces out there this year."
Double Wins Over Dooly: Schley beat Dooly County 15-0 and 18-1 in a double-header on March 3. Chance Hollomon picked up the win in the first game. Will Barry had 3 hits for the Cats including a bomb and a triple. Hollomon helped his cause with a grand slam in the 3rd inning.  
In game 2 Schley again jumped out to a big lead.  Lorne Barineau picked up his 1st varsity win, going 2 innings and allowing no runs or hits.  
Will Barry hit another homer to lead the Cats at the plate.
Next: Schley will travel to Buena Vista this Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m. to play Marion County.
The Marion County High School varsity baseball team lost a heartbreaker to region rival Manchester on March 3, falling by one run (2-3).
Sophomore pitcher James Welch went the distance on the mound and was the hard-luck loser. He struck out 8 batters and had a WHIP (walks & hits per inning) of only 1.29. Austin Conner had two quality at-bats for the Eagles.
The Eagles also fell to a strong Brookstone team in Columbus on March 1. The score of 1-11.
Up Next: Marion (2-5) will host region rival Schley County (7-1) this Friday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. They will also travel to Columbus to play a double-header against Jordan on Saturday with the first game at noon.
Marion Co. High Baseball Update
The Chattahoochee County High varsity baseball team lost a slugfest against Mitchell County on March 2 in a game that had 46 total runs. While the Panthers pounded out 18 runs, the Eagles got 28.
Up Next: ChattCo will host Calhoun County on Thursday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Chattahoochee Co. High Baseball Update
The Marion County Middle School tennis teams had several matches over the last week and scored a number of wins.
Lady Eagles
The middle school girls beat Furlow Charter School (Americus) by a score of 6-0. The singles matches were won by Maddie Taylor (No. 1, 6-0), Emily Dickerson (No. 2, 6-0), and Dakota Reynolds (No. 3, 6-1). The official doubles matches were won by No. 1 team Samantha Francis and Lucie McCorkle (4-0) and the No. 2 team of Jeanna Kate Shivers and Breanna Miller (4-0). Kaylie Zamarippa and JoAnne Tran scored a 4-0 in the extra No. 3 doubles match.
The Lady Eagles also beat Americus-Sumter, 4-1. Maddie Taylor and Emily Dickerson won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, both by scores of 4-0. Dakota Reynolds lost a close No. 3 match (3-4). The extra No. 4 singles match was won by Gracie Wilks (4-2). Marion won all three of the doubles matches: Francis/McCorkle (4-3), Shivers/Miller (4-0), and Zamarippa/Tran (4-1)
The boys middle school team fell to Taylor County, 2-3. The victories were notched in No. 1 singles (Joel Jones, 4-2), No. 2 singles (Sam Whitt, 4-0). Anthony Murray also won the extra single match, 4-3. The doubles teams (Hunter Humphrey/Wyatt Morgan and Will Howard/Carmello Phillips) both lost close games, 2-4 each.
The Eagles fell to Furlow Charter, 1-4. The No. 1 doubles team of Hunter Humphrey and Wyatt Morgan scored the win (4-3). Anthony Murray also won the extra No. 4 singles match (5-1). Joel Jones and Sam Whitt both lost close matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles (4-6 each).
Marion County Middle School Tennis Update