A red-hot Rossview Hawks baseball team ran away with an 11-1 victory over the Henry County High School Patriots varsity team on Monday in Clarksville.
The two squads met again Tuesday at HCHS and will play a junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m. today at the HCHS baseball field. Henry County will be on the road Thursday for a pair of games at the Jackson Generals’ stadium in Jackson. The Patriots play Bolivar at 4:30 p.m. and battle University School of Jackson at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the Patriots entertain Dyersburg in a game starting at 1 p.m.
The Patriots’ middle school team didn’t run into any of the struggles the varsity team had on Monday. Henry County got a combined no-hit effort from pitchers Jack Todd and Evan Keatts as the Patriots hammered Houston County 17-0 in Erin. Henry County’s middle school team returns to action at 5 p.m. Thursday at Bruceton. The Patriots will host Houston County at 5 p.m. on Friday at McNeill Park.
HAWKS 11, PATRIOTS 1
Henry County managed only Rylan Perry’s base hit in the loss at Rossview. Cale Ellis walked twice and stole a base. Charlie Davis reached base and scored in the first inning.
It was all Rossview after that. The Hawks erupted for seven runs in the second inning before adding one run in the fifth frame and scoring again in the sixth to secure the win.
The Patriots’ starting pitcher was Will Norwood, who pitched into the second inning before being relieved by Hudson Cepparulo. Cepparulo pitched four innings and gave up eight hits, but just two runs. He had four strikeouts.
Ellis was the third Patriot pitcher in the contest.
PATS MID 17, IRISH 0
Todd threw the first three innings for the Patriots and allowed only one runner on a base on balls. He recorded five strikeouts. Keatts pitched the final two innings, allowing no runners while fanning four.
The Patriots scored five in the first inning before pushing home two more runs in the second stanza and adding three in the third inning. A six-run fourth inning made it a 16-0 game and Henry County tacked on one more run in the fifth inning.
Brock Beddies laced a pair of hits and netted four runs batted in. Both Chase Cameron and Jeremiah Townsend contributed two hits while Remington Lowe drove home three runs in the game.
Austin Gasper and Colby Stallings also had two RBIs each..