Heritage wins Leake series


The Heritage Patriots won two of three games from Leake Academy last week in prep baseball action.

Leake Academy won the first game of the series over Heritage 4-3, and then dropped a 3-1 decision in the second game. Leake Academy lost 19-7 in the third game played Thursday.

The Rebels entered this week with a 7-12 record. They were to host Lamar School for a doubleheader on Tuesday and visit the Raiders on Thursday.

In the first game, Gunter Scott singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to break open a 3-3 tie.

Bryce Watkins pitched the first four innings and Will Martin pitched the final three to pick up the win.

Martin hit a double and a single. Riley Myers, Scott and Whitt Welch all had one hit.

In game two, Heritage scored two in the second and one in the seventh. Leake Academy’s only run came in the second.

Scott had two singles and Parker Thomas hit a single.

Heritage went up early and added to their lead. The Patriots scored two in the first, seven in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth. The Rebels scored two in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Scott hit a double and a single. He scored a run and knocked in three more. Thomas Cheatham had two hits. He scored one run and knocked in three more. Whitt Welch had two hits and scored one run. Aiden Watkins had a double and a single. Rhett Atkinson hit a double.

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