Article by Blake Franklin-
With the Scotts Hill baseball program coming off back-to-back losses against Riverside last week, the Lions were looking to right the ship as the team headed to Jackson, Tennessee to play three games late last week at South Side High School. Scotts Hill would go up against St. George’s, South Side, and Kennett, MO. The three games did not have the outcome that the Lions were looking for as the team lost all three contests while in South Jackson.
In the first contest, Scotts Hill took on St. George’s, out of Collierville, Tennessee, on Thursday afternoon, April 7, 2022. In this close game, the Lions did all they could to come away with a victory, but it wasn’t meant to be. Scotts Hill took the defeat on the afternoon by a final score of 4-3.
The Lions started by scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. St. George’s would respond in the bottom half of the first inning with a run of their own. Scotts Hill plated another run in the top of the third inning but allowed two runs in the bottom half of the same inning. Then, in the bottom of the fifth inning, St. George’s scored what turned out to be the winning run of the game.
At the plate, the Lions were led by Chance Rogers and Chandler Crider. Each player went 2 for 3 in the game. Rogers collected two doubles, while Crider hit for two singles. Both Joe Romines and Jackson Crider each went 1 for 2. Crider had a double and two RBIs. Romines reached safely on a single. Ripken Clenny was 1 for 3, with a homerun and an RBI.
Game two of the day was against South Side High School. The Lions fell to a deficit in the game early on and were not able to recover. South Side would eventually add more runs in the later innings of the game and took the shutout win, 10-0.
Scotts Hill wasn’t able to plate any runs and gave up two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Lions also allowed five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and another three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning while taking the loss.
Chandler Crider started the game for Scotts Hill and lasted three and a third innings. He allowed five hits, seven runs, and struck out one batter. Eli Patterson pitched an inning and a third allowing three runs, with…
For the complete story, see the April 13th edition of The Lexington Progress.