Warriors sweep pair

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007

MERRY HILL – Lawrence Academy won their second game in two days here Tuesday.

The Warrior baseball team knocked off Greenfield

School 9-1 in a non-conference outing one day after winning their Tarheel Independent Conference opener at Northeast Academy.

Senior Judd Whitehead was the star for the Warriors Tuesday. On the mound, Whitehead went four innings, struck out three and surrendered just two hits and one run.

At the plate, Whitehead was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead the team.

“We hit the ball well once we got going,” third-year Head Baseball Coach Robert Kravitz said. “It took us a while to get started, which has been a killer for us this season.”

The Warriors plated seven runs in the fourth inning, including five with two outs to secure the victory.

Jake Mitchell was 2-for-3 on the afternoon for the Warriors while T.J. Johnston and J.T. Lilley were each 1-for-2. All three added an RBI for Lawrence.

Jonathan Brantley and Dillon Ralph pitched the final three innings for Lawrence. Brantley went one inning and struck out two while Ralph tossed the final two innings.

“Both relievers pitched well,” Kravitz said. “Defensively, we played well behind them. Greenfield is a good team. They’re young, but good.”

On Monday, the Warriors got a pitching victory from Chad Whitehead. He tossed a pair of innings and struck out three while allowing one hit in Lawrence’s 15-0 win over NEA.

Gray Harrell threw three innings and struck out three while allowing three hits.

Judd Whitehead again led the offense with a 2-for-2 day including an RBI. Daniel Oliver was also 2-for-2 and had a double and an RBI.

Evan Holton and Chad Whitehead were each 2-for-3 for the Warriors while Jake Mitchell was 1-for-2.

“I was very pleased with the way Chad pitched Monday,” Kravitz said. “Gray did a good job in relief.

“Pitching is definitely the place we have the most depth and is one of our strong points,” he added.

The Warriors improved to 5-1 overall on the season and sit at 1-0 in the TIC heading into Friday’s double header with Terra Ceia Christian School.