Rhea County Baseball snags back to back wins vs Spartans

Mike Garrison pitching against White County. -- (photo: Gary Bolden)

Rhea County Baseball played White county twice this week and Rhea County won both games.  In the home game it was a 3-2 win and at White County it was a 3-0 win for the Eagles.

On Monday Rhea County High School took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning and each team scored one run each the rest of the game as Rhea County held off White County 3-2.  In the first inning it was Jordon Brown with a single to start the rally for Rhea County after falling behind in the top of the inning.   Mike Garrison singled to move Brown to third and he scored on a steal of home.  Pritchett put the ball in play and Fine scored the second run of the game.

In the third, Goins singled and Brown scored for the 3-1 lead which held up as White County only scored 1 more run for the game.  Jordon Brown and Mike Garrison had two hits each to lead the offense.  Mike Garrison went 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 5 walks and 10 strikeouts to get the win.  This was Mike’s second good outing in a row.  Against Stone Memorial on April 16th, Mike pitched well in a 6-2 Rhea County win.

On Tuesday Rhea county had a 3-0 win for Rhea County Baseball.  Braxton Dieckhaus pitched a strong game and Jordan Day collected 3 hits to lead Rhea County.

Rhea County High School broke a scoreless duel in the top of the 4th when Day led off with a single and scored on an error.  Goins scored later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Travis Aikman.  Ray scored the final run in the 5h inning.

Braxton Dieckhaus pitched 7 innings and allowed 6 hits, no walks and struck out 7 batters for the win.  This effort follows a 2-0 victory by Braxton over Cleveland in his last start.  Over the last 14 innings Dieckhaus has only given up 8 hits and no runs.

Rhea County Baseball’s next scheduled game is on April 24th at Bledsoe County High School, with a scheduled 5:30 pm start.  No Junior Varsity is scheduled for this one.

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