Bats Explode in NCS Hot Start
Nashville Christian School’s boys varsity baseball team have used a terrific combination of loud bats and stifling pitching to begin their 2017 campaign 2-0.
The Eagles opened things up against East Nashville on March 15th with a 13-6 victory.
The Eagles got on the board with a run in the first, scored twice in the second and third, then sealed the deal with four runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Brady Simpson led the way for the Eagles, going 3-4 with five RBIs.
Nick Nelson also went 3-4 for the Eagles, scoring two runs and driving in two more.
Chris Nelson was a perfect 2-2 at the plate for NCS, scoring twice and driving in two more runs.
Ben Simpson went 3-4 for the Eagles, scoring two runs and knocking in another.
Slater Howard smashed his first home run of the season for the Eagles.
Bryce Pemberton pitched a strong game for the Eagles, going 5 and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on five hits, walking one and striking out four.
The Eagles then hosted McEwen on Monday, and it was more of the same.
NCS took advantage of McEwens’s wildness on the mound, scoring eight runs in the first, then piling up nine more in the fourth for a 17-2 win.
The Eagles actually trailed 2-0 after the top of the first, before scoring 17 unanswered runs.
Ben Simpson was a perfect 2-2, including a double from the plate for the Eagles, scoring twice and driving in two more runs.
Bryce Pemberton was also 2-2 from the plate for NCS, scoring once and driving in another run.
The Eagles scored their 17 runs despite only registering 10 official at bats. Eight of their runs were driven in, the rest came via the walk.