Whitefield Extends Win Streak To Four Straight After 4-3 Win Over North Atlanta
On Thursday, the Whitefield Academy Wolfpack and North Atlanta Warriors baseball teams met up in a non region match up as both teams looked to keep their current win streaks going. Both the Wolfpack and Warriors got off to 0-3 starts but Whitefield came into Thursday's match up winners of three in a row, while North Atlanta had won their last two previous games. As Thursday's game got underway, the Warriors would find themselves in a position to take a first inning lead as Parker Ladd would walk the second batter of the inning, Mark O'Meara, who would eventually make it over to second on a stolen base, with only one out in the inning.
However, Ladd would not let the pressure of O'Meara being on second get to him as he would strike out the next two batters and get out of the inning. In the top of the first inning, Ladd would once again find himself in a jam as the Warriors would load the bases with no outs after a lead off single and two walked batters. But Ladd, once again, not cracking under pressure would strike out the next three batters to getting out of the inning.
In the bottom of the second inning, the Wolfpack would score first when what should have been a ground out to short stop for Cooper Craig, turned into single due an era on the throw to first. That era also led to Caleb LaVallee scoring from second as Whitefield took a 1-0 lead. The Wolfpack would strike again in the bottom of the third inning thanks to a Conlon Walker sacrifice fly ball to give the Wolfpack a 2-0 lead.
The Warriors would manage to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning when with bases loaded and no outs, Omeara would ground out into a 4-3 double play allowing the run from third to score. And then later, a Shane Nelson RBI single would tie the game 2-2. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the Wolfpack would tack on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning after a Cole Peterson bunt brought in a run from third and later with Peterson at third and Ladd at the plate, a bad throw to second on a stolen base would allow Peterson to score as Whitefield would go up 4-2. They would hold on to pick up the 4-3 win and extend their win streak to four in a row.