By Stetson Marlin
The Nashville Christian School’s varsity baseball team began their season last week, playing four games over the course of the week.
The Eagles started off their season on Tuesday with a 5-4 win at East Robertson. They were led by an outstanding pitching performance from Chad Kinnard and Ben Simpson.
The Eagles led early in the game, and held off the Indians as they tried to rally in the bottom of the 7th inning.
On Wednesday, the Eagles headed to Shelby Park to take on Martin Luther King.
Nashville Christian started off the game slow, committing two errors in the first inning, allowing MLK to take a 3-1 lead at the end of the inning.
The Eagles were able battle back and jumped out to a 5-3 lead in the 4th inning.
The Eagles had another good pitching performance, but committed a few more errors in the 7th inning, as MLK won in walk-off fashion after an infield hit.
The Eagles hosted their first home game of the year, with MLK and Nashville Christian facing off against each other again on Thursday night.
The Eagles trailed just 2-1 after four innings, but MLK got the bats going as they scored four in the 5th inning.
The Eagles bats weren’t enough as MLK won this matchup, 8-1.
Nashville Christian headed to Columbia Academy on Friday. The Eagles tied the game at 1-1 at the top of the 2nd inning off of a long home-run from senior Jack Elliot to.
That was all the scoring for the Eagles though, as they were held scoreless the rest of the game.
The Bulldogs offense was outstanding all night, as they run-ruled the Eagles, 11-1.
Something that head coach Ben Williams continued to focus on as the week went on was the defense.
The Eagles now have a record of 1-3. They have three games this week, including games at home against Friendship Christian and Hendersonville Christian and on the road at Mt. Juliet Christian.
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