PARKERS CHAPEL —Horatio finished fourth in the Class AA South Region tournament at Parkers Chapel. The Lions fell to Woodlawn 10-3 in the May 4 third place game.
Woodlawn did half its scoring in the third inning. The Bears added two runs in the third and three in the fourth.
The Lions got a run in the third when Blake Pickett singled with two outs to drive home Trey Pickett.
In the fourth Orey Chandler was hit by a pitch. Wyatt Marshall singled. Carson McKiever’s singled scored Chandler and moved Marshall to third. Marshall then scored on a passed ball.
Woodlawn was led by Sam West who pitched three and two third innings in relief to get a save in addition to doubling and driving in four runs on offense.
HHS - Parkers Chapel
The Lions lost in the semi-final to the host team 6-1. Three Trojans crossed the plate in the first inning to put Parkers Chapel on top to stay.
Horatio’s run also came in the first inning. Blake Pickett singled with one out then moved to second on a wild pitch. A single by Garet Wilson drove in the run.
Parkers Chapel’s Michael Brotherton was the winning pitcher. He gave up six hits and a walk, with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Easton Leonard took the loss. He yielded nine hits and four earned runs in seven innings.
HHS – Harmony Grove
In their first game the Lions prevailed 2-1 in a pitching duel between Horatio’s Dakota Frachiseur and Brad Launius of Camden Harmony Grove.
Frachiseur gave up only two hits, thanks in part to a diving catch by centerfielder Garet Wilson that robbed Harmony Grove in the second inning. In the third it was Wilson’s bat that drove in the first run.
Trey Pickett led off with a single to left. Blake Pickett’s bunt moved the runner to second. After Frachiseur struck out, Wilson doubled to left for an RBI.
Lion Orey Chandler then got a piece of a pitch that sent the ball on a bunt-like path toward first. The catcher’s off target throw sailed past the first baseman into right field. Wilson scored. Chandler reached third, but Wyatt Marshall struck out to end the inning.
The Hornets scored their run in the sixth. C. Everett doubled to left. A bunt by A. Ruelas was mishandled by Frachiseur and Everett scored.
Frachiseur fanned 10 and walked none. Lanius struck out six and walked one.