High School Baseball
Hawks improve record to 3-1
The Heritage School baseball team improved its early season record to 3-1 over the weekend by defeating Bessemer (Ala.) Academy 6-3 in a game played as part of the Border Wars tournament at Golden Park in Columbus.
The Hawks rallied from an early three-run deficit after one inning, tying the game with three runs of their own in the second on RBI hits from Ben Cox and Brad Macke before a go-ahead two RBI double from Patrick Pitzer in the third.
Starting pitcher Brian McKinney battled back from a shaky first inning to hold Bessimer scoreless in the second, third and fourth before giving way to Logan Betts in the fifth.
All three of Bessemer’s runs were scored three batters into the game.
Heritage also picked up hits from Trevor Henson, Chase Evans, Matthew Burns and McKinney in the win.
The Hawks, who had Tuesday’s scheduled game vs. PineForest, Fla. cancelled due to wet conditions in Phenix City, Ala.
Heritage returns to play on Saturday at Flint River in a doubleheader that also includes a game against Springwood.
Both East Coweta and Newnan open Region 3-AAAAAA play today at home. The Indians host Tri-Cities to open a three-game series this week while the Cougars play Westlake. The remainder of the region series between Newnan and Westlake will be played on April 7 and 8 at alternating sites.
Northgate had a Region 4-AAAAA home game with Union Grove postponed on Monday due to rain. The Vikings resume region play today at McIntosh.