Wildcats’ winning streak snapped with loss at Lee County

Published 3:01 pm Thursday, April 4, 2024

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LEESBURG – Having increased their winning streak to 13 games with a 13-0 victory at Chattahoochee County on Tuesday, the Schley County Wildcats (SCHS) went into Wednesday’s game at Lee County with hopes of continuing the streak. However, the Wildcats could not get on track offensively against LCHS pitcher Gaven Smith, who gave up a run on two hits, walked four and struck out five. As a result, the Wildcats were handed a 3-1 defeat by the Trojans at Lee County High School.

Oscar Lloyd and Trenton Stubbs were the only two Wildcats who got hits off of Smith. They both went 1 for 3 at the plate, with Lloyd driving in a run.

It was a scoreless pitchers’ duel during the first three and a half innings, but the Trojans struck first in the bottom of the fourth. With runners at first and third and two outs, Ethan Powell singled in the first run of the game. In the bottom of the fifth, the Trojans made it 2-0 when Brent Smith singled in Carter Singletary. Then in the bottom of the sixth, the Trojans scored their third run of the game when Durrah Butler drove in Graysen Spears on an RBI single to left field.

The Wildcats scored their only run of the game in the top of the seventh when Oscar Lloyd drove in Caleb Renfroe on a two-out RBI single, but that was all SCHS could muster and they would go on to lose by the score of 3-1.

SCHS starting pitcher Jake Little took the loss. In two innings of work, he gave up no runs on two hits, walked one batter and struck out one. Jay Kanazawa came on in relief of Little. In two innings of work, he gave up a run on two hits with four walks and no strikeouts. Rylan Conner was the final pitcher used by the Wildcats. In two innings of work, he gave up two runs on three hits with a walk and no strikeouts.

The Wildcats (16-2) will step back into region play when they travel over to Preston, GA on Friday to take on Webster County. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.