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Wildcats baseball, April 10 update
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RHHS first baseman, senior Alex Harwood. Photo provided.

What the perfect night to have "Alex Harwood Bobblehead Night"!  The big senior Wildcat first baseman, Alex Harwood, had a night for the record book.  Alex led all Cats at the plate going 4-5, driving in 3 runs, and scoring once.  The Cats outhit the Packers of Colquitt County, 12 to 4, and won the opening game of another key Region 1A three-game series, by a score of 11 to 1.  Lee Johnson and Bryce Hendricks, each had two hits apiece, and each scored twice to add to the offensive onslaught. Starting sophomore pitcher Noah Stone was 2-3 at the plate, scored one run, and drove in one run.  

In workman-like fashion, Stone pitched 5 good innings, allowing only one run, and giving up four hits.  Jaxson Wagner and Ben Zwicker came on in relief and each pitched a scoreless inning, not giving up a hit.  The win tonight assures the RHHS Wildcats of 2nd place in GHSA Class 7A, Region #1, and home field advantage, for at least the 1st round of the best of a 3-game series.  The playoffs start Thursday, April 25, at RHHS Wildcat Field.  

Cam Cook drove in the only run for Colquitt, and Bryce Roberts scored the only run.  Bowen DeRosso started on the mound for the Packers, and three other pitchers finished up.

The RHHS Wildcats (14-10, 7-3) are back at home Friday, April 12 against the Colquitt County Packers (13-13, 4-6), with a doubleheader.  The first pitch for game 1 is at 4:30.

Allen Cox is a baseball contributor for the Bryan County News. He was previously head coach of Richmond Hill High School's softball team from 2004-2007.

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