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Wildcats baseball: Weekly round-up (Mar. 11)
Contributor Allen Cox gives us the latest on Richmond Hill's high school baseball team.
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Richmond Hill's Lee Johnson (#14) in action for the Wildcats. Photo provided.

Fri., Mar. 8, at South Effingham: The Wildcats dropped two Friday in Rincon, to the now (8-4) Mustangs.  In game one the Cats out hit the Mustangs 7-1, but lost 4-1.  However, the Cats did walk four batters and committed four errors.  Lee Johnson was 3-4 and Grant Wagner was 2-4 in the hit column for the Cats.  Starting pitcher Noah Stone gave up only one hit, allowed two runs, both unearned, in four innings, and drove in the only Wildcat run.  Aiden Pluff and Grant Wagner pitched the last two innings.  Dru Futch pitched six good innings for the Mustangs, striking out six, and not allowing a walk, to get the win.

In game two, again the Cats out hit the Mustangs 8-6, but fell short in the run column, 8-1.  We did commit three errors and allowed seven base on balls.  Lee Johnson was 2-4 at the plate with an inside the park home run for the Cats.  Tony Berry and Grant Wagner each had two hits.  The Cats sent four different pitchers to the mound, with Ben Zwicker having the most success.  Ben pitched 2.2 innings, not allowing a hit or a run, walking only one, and striking out seven.  Hayden Pevey did a good job on the mound for the Mustangs, pitching six innings, striking out eight, and allowing just the one run, to notch the win.

The (5-6) Wildcats will be back in action Tuesday, March 12, at Lowndes County High School, to open the very important region play.  Gametime is set for 6 p.m.

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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