The Loganville Christian Academy varsity baseball team won its home
opener against Westminster Christian Academy (Watkinsville) on Monday at West Walton Park, 2-0.
Senior right-hander John O'Brien pitched a four-hit complete game shutout for the Lions.
The Lions (1-0 overall) scored their first run in the bottom of the first inning when
Zaine Thistle walked, stole second, moved to third on Nick Mauney's ground out and later scored on a wild pitch.
Loganville Christian Academy worked out of a jam in the fourth inning with one out and runners on first and third. Andy Rushing lined out to Lions' junior shortstop, Josh Swinwood, who doubled the runner off of first base to complete the double play.
The Lions dodged another bullet in the sixth with no outs and runners on first and second. Kyle Pyfrom hit a ground ball back to John O'Brien, who threw to third base to get the lead runner. Freshman third baseman Matt Kirkland then threw to Zaine Thistle at first to complete the 1-5-3 double play.
Rushing then walked to put runners on first and third. When Rushing attempted to steal second, Lions' catcher Tee Weldon fired the ball back to O'Brien, who cut it off to catch the runner in a rundown between third and home to end the inning.
The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth inning when Dylan
Adcock walked to lead off the inning, to which he later stole second. Sophomore right fielder Nathan Owens then laid down a sacrifice bunt with a 3-2 count. The Westminster catcher fielded the bunt and threw the ball away past third, allowing Adcock to score.
The Lions next hosts Covenant at 4 p.m. today at West Walton Park.
The Newton County Recreation Commission is currently seeking advertisers, sponsors and volunteer help for the upcoming 2008 Dixie Boys World Series (13-14 year olds).
This event, which is the largest spectacle of the year, will feature 12 teams competing for the world championship August 1-7 at City Pond Complex. In addition, the recreation department has 25 other outside tournaments booked for this year.
Ads for the souvenir program are due by May 16.
For further information regarding the 2008 Dixie Boys World Series, call the Newton County Recreation Commission at (770) 786-4373 or send e-mail to Carol Rooks, marketing/special events coordinator, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Golf Tournament will be held April 17 at the Oaks Golf Course.
The cost is $110 per player, or $440 per team. The tournament rain date is set for April 30.
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a putting contest, lunch and a silent auction preview. The shotgun start is at noon.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and an award ceremony will follow upon tournament completion. Awards will be given to the first, second and third place teams. There will also be awards given to the Closest to the pin and Putting Contest winners, including door prize drawings.
For additional information, contact Lisa Powell of the Chamber of Commerce at (770) 786-7510 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Eastside High basketball program is currently undergoing a search for all former boys and girls players, including head coaches, assistant coaches, managers, cheerleaders and mascots, to compete in the fall 2008 Alumni Basketball Game.
For further information regarding this special event to kickoff the 2008-09 Eastside basketball season, contact Eastside coach Rochone Dilligard at (770) 784-2920 or send e-mail to Dilligard.firstname.lastname@example.org.