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Henry Co. hangs on to first place

From Staff Reports

The Henry County Warhawks had to be breathing a collective sigh of relief Friday night as they walked off the field a 5-0 winner at Northside-Warner Robins.

With first-place on the line, Henry County improved its Region 2-AAAAA record to 11-4. The Warhawks take a two-game lead in the win column against Northside Warner Robins, which fell to 9-5.

The Warhawks picked up a solid pitching performance from Greg Lindsey, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Matt Brown came into the game in relief, and together the pitching tandem combined on a three-hit shutout. Lindsey finished the game with nine strikeouts.

Bo Andrews solo home run in the second started the scoring for the Warhawks. Josh Cole doubled and scored also in the second to increase the team's lead to 2-0. The Warhawks added three runs in the sixth inning when Michael Rozier and Matt Brown singled. Andrews walked to load the bases. Josh Cole then came through with a sacrifice fly to score the third.

Northside kicked the ball around on the play, allowing the fourth run also cross the plate.

Casey Loudermilk's squeeze play brought in Andrews with the final run of the game.

Andrews had two hits to pace the Warhawks' hitting attack.

Eagle's Landing 6, Westside 4: The Eagle Landing Golden Eagles went two extra innings Friday night, but came away with a 6-4 victory against Westside. Nathan Christenson pitched seven strong innings, before giving way to Adam Fine, who was credited with the victory.

Luke Murton finished with two hits and an RBI. Matt Glass and Sanders each had a double and drove in a run. Dustin Clay and Fine also drove in runs. Glass' squeeze of T.J. Taylor helped give the Golden Eagles the lead late in the game.

Morrow 9, Mt. Zion 8: Morrow scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally for its second region win of the year.

Roc Whaley's double with two outs scored three runs in the inning to tie the score at 8 all. Whaley then appeared to be picked off for the final out of the game, but the throw went into center field, allowing Whaley to used his speed to score all the way from second with the winning run.