Chattahoochee Valley Baseball continued their winning ways on Monday, going into Carrollton, Georgia to face a very dangerous West Georgia Tech Squad. Once all was said and done, Coach Thomas and Company were able to empty the bench, as well as get some pitchers some much needed live work in a 16-2 thrashing of the Knights.
After going 1-2-3 in the top of the first, WGT jumped on the board first, as starter Parker Boyle gave up CVCC’s first homer of the year, a solo shot, to put the Knights up 1-0. However, the offense responded immediately in the 2nd with a 6 spot, as CVCC strung together 6 straight singles by Carson Hughes, Jon Foster, Fuzzy Furr, Tre Kirklin, and Jaylen Smith, followed by a 1 out single by MJ Rookard to pace the inning.
After a line drive to Boyle’s shin ended his day early, Sawyer Steele threw 2 solid innings of relief as the Pirate offense continued to build the lead. Chatt Valley added 2 more in the 3rd on 3 consecutive doubles by Furr, Kirklin, and Smith and plated 3 more n the 4th on a 3 run homer by Foster to run their tally to 11-2.
This allowed Coach Vick’s offense to substitute and get the entire roster in the game, along with Coach Shelby’s pitching staff to divide the innings and conquer. Former catcher, Zach Cable made his highly anticipated pitching debut and came in throwing fastballs at 91-94 mph in a 1-2-3 inning, while picking up the win, as well.
The Pirates added 4 more in the 5th with an RBI single by Hughes and with some help from a few Knight errors.
With Cole Ganopulos, JD Brown shutting things down in the pen, CVCC added 2 more in the 7th, keyed by an RBI pinch hit single from Kurt Ornowski to run the score up to 16-2.
Stewart Tyler closed things out in the 7th with a clean inning to end the game via the mercy rule.
The Pirates are now 8-1 and play host to ABAC on Saturday, February 18th for a 2:00 pm start. However, rain is in the forecast so stay tuned for possible postponements or game changes.