PA baseball shuts out Columbus Christian, fall to Southern

Lane Goodman heads to home plate during the Pirates’ 9-8 loss to Southern Tuesday evening. PA led 6-2 in the fourth inning.

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

Pickens Academy's baseball team appeared to be hitting its stride after a dominant 14-0 win over Columbus Christian on March 7th, and jumping out to a 6-1 lead on Southern last week, however, the Pirates' errors began to pile up in the game against the Cougars, as they blew the lead to lose 9-8.

Pickens Academy, 14 Columbus Christian, 0

Clark Noland pitched a shutout win for Pickens Academy on Thursday, March 7th, as the Pirates piled on 12 runs in the top of the second inning to defeat Columbus Christian 14-0 after just four innings. Austin Goodman, Bodhi Parham, John Michael Smith, Collin Smith, Lane Goodman, and Aidan Johnson each finished with RBIs in the big inning. Noland picked up the win throwing five strikeouts and allowing just one hit through two and two-thirds innings.

"Clark Noland pitched and did really well for us," Pickens Academy coach Jeremy Pate said. "I don't think he gave up many hits. We hit the ball really well too. Baseball is a funny game. Sometimes everything is going your way and you make things happen. We got a lot of confidence out of that game because everybody was hitting well all the way through the lineup."


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