NC: Wild Affair as Green Hope Visits Athens Drive

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Green Hope High School  12 Athens Drive High School  7

Green Hope visited Athens Drive on Monday in a non-conference matchup.  Two sophomore pitchers started for each team and ran into early trouble. 

Jack Snipes was staked to a 6-1 lead after 1 for Athens Drive.  Green Hope battled back, scoring 7 runs in the 2nd and getting into the Jaguar bullpen.  Athens was already in the Falcons bullpen when their first 7 hitters reached base.  

With Green Hope leading 8-6, Jake Buczek kept Athens Drive in the game with 3 solid innnigs of work, striking out 4, giving up 2 earned runs.  The Falcons built a 12-7 lead after 4, the score that would be the final.  

Wyatt Schaffer entered the game in the 1st and worked 6 innings, only allowing 1 run while striking out 6 for Green Hope.  Green Hope was leading 8-6 after two innings. 

Green Hope plated their 12 runs on 10 hits, 1 for extra bases, and 11 walks.  With the win the Falcons move to 6-2 on the year. They will look to build on their 1-2 conference record with a conference series with #13 Middle Creek on Tuesday and Friday.  Athens drive drops to 4-6 overall.  The Jaguars will open conference play with Sanderson on Tuesday and Friday this week.

Green Hope High School Stats
+ Matthew Mallare - 0-2, 3BB, 3R
+ Mason Dean - 2-4, 1R, 1RBI
+ Jacob Krebs, 2-4, 3 runs, 1 rbi. 

+ Lance Phillips, 2-4, 2B, 1 run, 4 rbi.
+ Adam Safarikas - 1-4, 1RBI

+ Isaac Nitzkowski, 2-4, 1bb, 2 rbi.

+ Cody Kennison - 1-3, 1R, 2BB
+ Gabriel Barbee - 1-3, 2R, 1BB
+ Wyatt Schaffer - Win in Relief, 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 6K
+ Dom Rerecich - 1IP in relief, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K

Athens Drive High School Stats
+ Troy Daniels - 1-3, 2RBI 1BB
+ Nathan Bunch - 2-4, 1 run
+ Gavin Martin - 1-2, 1R, 2RBI
+ Ben Peeler, 2-3, 1 run, 1 rbi.
+ David Stauffer - 1-4, 1R, 2RBI

+ Lucas Valverde, 1-4, double, 2 rbi. 

+ Jack Snipes - 1-2, 1BB

+ Jack Snipes - Loss, 1.2IP, 3H, 8R, 8ER, 5BB, 2K
+ Dempsey Canton - 1IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 3BB, 0K
+ Jake Buczek - 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
+ Hansel Diaz - 1.1iP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K


Lance Phillips, RHP/1B, Green Hope HS, 2023
Big frame, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds.  Primary pitcher that played 1B


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