Baseball Team Shuts Out McKinley 14-0
After a scoreless inning and a half, the Bears put up a five spot in the second and tacked on eight in the third on their way to a 14-0 mercy rule shortened game against McKinley on Tuesday, April 19. The Bears had six hits in their four turns at the plate and took advantage of four Panther errors to move to 25-5 on the season.
Martin Morris tossed five innings and struck out twelve as he moved to 2-0 on the season. The senior southpaw limited McKinley to just one hit on the evening.
Brady Sartain, a senior pitcher, was inserted into the batting order for his last regular season home game and did not disappoint. Sartain hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance of the season and followed that feat by doubling off the wall. Sartain was 3 for 3 with 5 rbi on the day for the Bears to highlight the offense.
Both CHS and McKinley showed their support on Tuesday for “Striking Out Autism” by wearing blue wristbands. “Strike Out Autism” is an effort sponsored by Marucci.
Coach Brad Bass and his team will wait until noon on Sunday for the playoff brackets to be released. The Bears will host the first round playoff game at Grizzly Field on either Monday or Tuesday of next week. “Currently, we are third in the power ratings, but will probably finish fourth when the final brackets are computed,” said Bass. “We could see Ruston, Central Lafourche, Ouachita, or Live Oak in the first round. We will know on Sunday, then make plans with the opposing coach on a day and time for the first round game. Playoff time is always exciting because we always make it a program goal to win a state championship.”