Childersburg beats Fayetteville, 10-0
by LAVONTE YOUNG
CHILDERSBURG- Will Donahoo struck out five batters and only allowed two hits in Childersburg’s 10-0 win over Fayetteville in the first round of the Ron Johnson Classic on Friday afternoon.

“Will Donahoo pitched really good,” Childersburg head coach Chad Slaten said. “He is real consistent pitching. Every time he pitches he is going to throw a lot of strikes, get a lot of ground balls and he did that again. He is one of the most consistent guys that we have; I am proud of him. I thought we hit it real good. We have been swinging the bats good the last couple of weeks. We played good defense. Brashear made some good plays at third base. Any time you get some runs early that helps, we got that and built on it. Will kept throwing strikes and of course Lightsey with the big grand slam. He has been hitting the ball really good. He has been on fire and we want him to keep hitting the ball like he is hitting, because he is tearing it up right now. That is a good thing for us. It is a good win against a good team, they are going to make a lot noise in 1A.”

After a 1-2-3 inning in top of the first inning, the Tigers (9-3) went to work at the plate. With two on and two out, Walker Holmes hit a single to left field to score Zack Lightsey to give Childersburg a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the third inning, Reeves Brashear hit a double to right center field to score Alex Bentley and Lightsey to increase the Tigers to 3-0.

Ryan Garrett singled to score Peyton Logan to increase the Tigers lead to 4-0.

In the fourth inning, Childersburg scored two runs to take a 6-0 lead.

Logan hit a ground ball to the second baseman that allowed Bentley to score from third base to give the Tigers a 5-0 lead. An error on Fayetteville pitcher Zach McGrady allowed Lightsey to score from third base to give the Tigers a 6-0 advantage.

Donahoo made quick work of the Wolves in the top of the fifth inning. The junior pitcher struck out the first two batters of the inning and the final out of the inning came off a ground out to the shortstop to end the inning.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Tigers ended the game in dramatic fashion. With the base loaded, Lightsey hit a grand slam over the left centerfield wall to end the game at 10-0.

McGrady was the losing pitcher for Fayetteville. The Huntingdon signee pitched four innings and allowed five earned runs while striking out two batters.

Donahoo allowed two hits, which came in the first and the fourth innings.

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