Southland Academy Raiders pound Brookwood

Published 8:36 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018

By Staff Reports


AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Raiders scored 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning on their way to a 17-2 pounding of the Brookwood Warriors Tuesday, April 17, at Southland Academy.

Senior Harrison Bell got the start on the mound for the Raiders. Bell allowed two runs on seven hits over four innings. He struck out five and walked one.

The Raider offense exploded in the bottom of the second inning. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Southland scored 11 runs to put the game out of reach. The Raiders added insurance runs in the third and fourth innings. They scored two in the third and four more in the fourth to run-rule the Warriors 17-2.

As part of that 11-run inning, Bell hit a three-run home run to give the Raiders a 6-1 lead. Bell went 3-for-4 at the plate, including the three-run homer in the bottom of the second. He scored three runs and drove in four RBIs.

Clay Owens went 2-for-3 at the plate, scoring twice and driving in a run. Luke Law went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. Law scored three times and drove in four runs. Will Hubbard also had a multi-hit night. Hubbard went 2-for-3 at the plate. He scored once and drove in three runs.

Both William Lee and John McCaskill went 2-for-2 at the plate for Brookwood. McCaskill scored once and drove in a run, while Lee scored the Warriors’ only other run.

The two teams will meet Friday, April 20, at the Brookwood school in Thomasville for a rematch. Southland is now 6-7-1 overall and 4-3 in Region.