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Eagle's Landing Christian pitcher Matthew Hammers had a productive performance on the mound and at the plate in a win over Strong Rock on Friday.
Damion Fondren pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Lions to a 10-0 victory over Lovejoy in five innings in a Region 2-AAAAAA game Friday.
Fondren allowed just one hit and struck out four for Luella, which improved to 11-7 overall and 7-1 in the region.
The win avenged Luella’s 10-6 loss to Lovejoy on March 12. The Lions have won 8 of 10 since.
“We put it together and played pretty well tonight,” Luella coach Seth Harris said.
Terrance Worthy, Trey Chapman, John Goodman and Brandon Butler each knocked in runs for the Lions. Jonathan Partlow and Jeremy Little had two hits each.
Starr’s Mill 5, Ola 1: The Mustangs dropped a crucial Region 4-AAAAA game on the road.
Jake Burchell hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for Ola’s only run of the game.
Patric Sanders threw four innings of relief and allowed just two runs while striking out six for the Mustangs (13-6, 8-5).
Ola hosts Northgate today at 1 p.m. in another critical region game.
Eagle’s Landing Christian 13, Strong Rock Christian 1: Matthew Hammers had a big game on the mound and at the plate to help the top-ranked Chargers to the Region 5-A win.
Hammers pitched four innings and gave up only two hits and a run while hitting two doubles and a home run in the road victory. Andrew Gomez hit a home run as the Chargers improved to 16-0 on the season.
Ola 3, Locust Grove 2: The Lady Mustangs dealt their near-by rivals its first loss of the season in a non-region game.
Ola (7-5, 5-4 Region 4-AAAAA) got three goals from Taylor Lott and strong defensive play from seniors Jennifer Millholland and Lauren Sarver to hold off Locust Grove (12-1, 8-0 Region 4-AAAA).
Lott struck twice within the first five minutes of the game, giving Ola a 2-0 lead, but the Lady Wildcats chipped away. They converted a penalty kick late in the first half and followed with another goal just minutes later to tie the game 2-2 at halftime.
Lott scored the eventual game-winner in the 48th minute.