The Richmond Hill and Bryan County baseball teams have both started off the 2018 season on a hot streak.
The Wildcats stand at 4-0 after winning a double-header at home Friday night, while the Redskins are 3-0. All three of the Redskins’ wins have come against bigger schools.
The Wildcats started off with wins against Benedictine and Ware County, then downed Ringgold and Camden County Friday. Nick McCullum struck out 16 and threw a no-hitter against Camden.
Pitching has been a strong suit for the Wildcats in recent years, and pitching coach Scott Strickland was recognized for that after being named assistant coach of the year in Class AAAAAA for last season.
The Wildcats finished 2017 at 23-13 and reached the Elite Eight.
Richmond Hill is hitting .306 as a team on the season, led by senior Rick Mitchell, who is hitting .714. Cameron Gilkey leads the team with five RBIs.
The Wildcats have an away doubleheader Friday against Madison County and East Paulding.
The Redskins, who finished last year at 15-15, have already notched wins against Johnson, Bradwell Institute and New Hampstead.
Bryan County is hitting .387 as a team and have given up just three runs while scoring 30. Freshman Tucker Dyson struck out 11 in a 6-2 win against Bradwell.
The Redskins are at New Hampstead today, then play a double-header at Liberty County Tuesday.