Leake baseball roundup
The Leake Academy baseball team had a busy week with four games.
The Rebels split the four games, falling 3-1 to Madison St. Joseph on Monday and then falling 16-11 to Manchester on Tuesday.
But Leake rebounded and beat Tri-County 14-4 on Thursday and Manchester 3-1 on Friday to finish out the week.
Leake, now 6-2 on the season, will return to action this week as they play at Canton on Thursday and then at Newton County Academy on Friday.
Madison St. Joseph 3, Leake 1
The Rebels weren’t able to overcome 10 walks and took a two-run loss to the Bruins on Monday.
Each team scored one run in the first inning and St. Joe scored two runs in the fifth.
Leake outhit St. Joe 6-3 in the contest. Riley Myers was 2-for-3 with an RBI while Rhett Stovall was also 2-for-3 while Camden Marble and Bryce Watkins also singled.
Myers started on the mound and pitched four innings, giving up one run on one hit and seven walks while striking out eight. Bishop Hardin pitched the next three innings and gave up two runs on two hits and three walks to take the loss.
Manchester 16, Leake 11
The Rebels weren’t able to overcome an eight-run inning by the Mavericks as they dropped a five-run decision on Tuesday.
Each team scored two runs in the first and Leake scored two in the second to lead 4-2 going to the third. But Manchester scored eight in the third and two in the fourth to take a 12-4 lead. Leake rallied with three in the fourth and fifth innings to cut the lead to 12-10. But Manchester pulled away with two runs in the sixth and seventh inning.
Manchester outhit Leake 15-13 in the contest. Bishop Hardin was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two stolen bases while Rhett Atkinson was 3-for-5 as well. Riley Myers was 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Rhett Stovall was 2-for-3 while Charlie Brantley singled and scored two runs.
Rhett Atkinson pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs on five hits and six walks while Rece Atkinson pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on five hits. Aiden Watkins pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four. Matthew Nowell came in and got the last out.
Leake 14, Tri-County 4
Leake pulled away with six runs in the seventh inning and took a 10-run win over Tri-County on Thursday.
Leake scored two in the top of the first but Tri-County answered with four in the bottom of the frame. Leake then added two in the second to tie and two in the fourth and sixth to pull ahead. Leake then finished with six runs in the seventh to finish off the win.
Leake outhit Tri-County 10-7 in the contest and drew 11 walks. Whitt Welch was 3-for-3 in the contest and scored three runs and walked twice. Riley Myers was 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. Matthan Weaver was 2-for-5 with two runs scored while Camden Marble and Rhett Atkinson each singed and drove in two runs. Bishop Hardin walked twice, was hit twice and scored four runs.
Bryce Watkins started on the mound and pitched five innings and gave up four runs, all in the first, on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight to pick up the win. Matthew Nowell came in and pitched the last two innings and struck out two on 18 pitches.
Leake 3, Manchester 1
The Rebels made the return tip to YaZoo City and took a two-run win on Friday to finish out a busy week.
Leake scored two in the second and finished with one in the seventh while Manchester scored one in the third.
Bishop Hardin and Rhett Atkinson were each 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Matthan Weaver also singled and scored a run.
Jack Harkins started and pitched five innings, giving up one run on four hits while striking out two to pick up the win. Brewer McClain pitched the last two innings and didn’t give up a hit or run to pick up the save.