NCS Wins Home & Home Against Harpeth High School
By Stetson Marlin
The Nashville Christian School’s varsity baseball team started off last week with a home-and-home series against the Harpeth Indians.
The first game of the series took place at Nashville Christian. The Eagles were able to get run support early, scoring two runs in the first inning, one in the second, and two more in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead.
Pitching was key all game long for the Eagles, as they only allowed one run to cross in the fourth inning.
The Eagles were able to put up six more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, including a Brant Lawless bases-clearing triple to put the Eagles up 11-1, as they run-ruled the Indians.
Nashville Christian then headed to Harpeth on Tuesday night in the second game of the series. This game was closer, but the Eagles still came out on top.
Harpeth was able to push a run across in the 1st inning, but that was all they scored until the seventh inning.
The Eagles continued to keep their bats rolling in this game. The Eagles scored in just about every inning except the first and the fourth.
They were able to push across eight runs during the game, going into the bottom of the seventh inning with an 8-1 lead.
The Indians were able to score three runs in the seventh, but that wasn’t enough, as the Eagles completed the sweep with an 8-4 win.
The Eagles had another home game on Friday night against the Middle Tennessee Heat.
It was a back and forth game with a wild ending. The Eagles had a chance to win the game and complete the week with three wins, but a wild call at the end of the game changed that.
The Heat ended up scoring in the seventh, taking the game into extra innings. The Eagles would eventually fall 6-5 in the eighth inning.
This week, the Eagles have two games against USN. The games were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, but have been moved to Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Eagles will also look to get in a makeup game on Thursday against Friendship Christian.
The NCS Lady Eagles split a pair of games last week, beating Harpeth 15-11 and falling to the Cougars 6-3.
Lexy Hardaway had four hits against Harpeth, knocking in five runs.
Aubrey Page pitched five innings and earned the win.