LA lads go 1-for-3 over weekend

Published 2:27 pm Monday, March 28, 2011

Lawrence Academy got off to a good start this weekend.

The Warrior baseball team downed Wayne Country Day School 16-5 Friday to earn its eighth win of the season.

Saturday, however, Lawrence suffered a pair of setbacks during an afternoon trip to Chesapeake, Virginia. Isle of Wight Academy topped Lawrence 12-1 before Greenbrier Christian Academy defeated the Warriors 9-0.

On Friday, the Warriors were held scoreless in the first two innings, but exploded for five marks in the top of the third. Wayne Country Day came right back, however, plating five runs of their own in the bottom of the same inning.

Lawrence then added two in the fifth, one in the sixth and tacked on eight in the seventh to secure the victory.

Jesse White (3-0) earned the victory on the mound for Lawrence, going four innings and giving up just two hits while striking out eight. Scott Edge picked up a save, tossing three scoreless innings and also striking out seven.

Ryan Lilley was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Jim Porter was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Cameron Blowe had the big bat for the Warriors, however, going 4-for-5 with five RBIs and a pair of homeruns in the victory.

On Saturday, the Warriors suffered a 12-1 setback by Isle of Wight.

Darren Armstrong suffered the pitching loss going four and one-third innings on the mount while allowing six runs (five earned) and seven hits. Dallas Belch pitched in relief, allowing six runs on eight hits.

Perry Wynns had a 1-for-3 day at the plate to lead the Warriors along with Armstrong, who was 1-for-1 with an RBI sacrifice fly.

Against Greenbrier, the Warriors got a 1-for-1 performance from Porter at the plate. He also had two walks. Blow was 1-for-3 for Lawrence.

Wynns suffered the loss on the mount, pitching three innings and allowing nine runs on just four hits. Porter came in and pitched three innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs.

Lawrence (8-3) will take the week off before hosting Tarheel Independent Conference rival Northeast Academy Monday afternoon.