The North Atlanta baseball team is off to a strong start, winning the first 2 games of the season.
The Warriors came out strong on Tuesday night, defeating the Decatur High Bulldogs in the season opener/home opener. Jalen Logan pitched an outstanding game, giving up only 1 run in a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs.
Wednesday night presented a similar story when the Warriors took on the Chamblee High Bulldogs at home.
Junior Austin Hedrick started the game on the mound and ended up pitching 7 innings, taking the complete game.
Both teams’ offenses were struggling until the 5th inning, when Chamblee set up a runner in scoring position on second base. The runner scored after a sacrifice pop out and a wild throw in an attempt to get the runner out at third. But that was the only time Chamblee got to score.
During the Warriors’ next at-bat, senior Miles Martin reversed the momentum with a solo home run to left-center, bringing the score of the game to an even 1-1.
Following Martin’s solo shot, junior Wells King and sophomore Will Johnson rallied up consecutive base hits, putting them in scoring position at 2nd base and 3rd base.
With King and Johnson ready to score, sophomore Jake Johnston came up to bat and launched a sacrifice fly out to right field, allowing King to score easily from 3rd. Johnson advanced to third base.
Next up was senior Max McGonigle, who laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt, allowing Johnson to score from 3rd base.
These two sacrifices put the Warriors up 3-1 over Chamblee, and thanks to Hedrick’s stellar pitching performance, the Warriors walked away with their second straight win of the season.
The Warriors next game is Thurday, Febraury the 23rd at Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC). After that, the Pace Knights will travel to “The Rock” to face off in what has become somewhat of a rivalry. That game will be played on Friday the 24th.