BA defeats Laurel Christian on Senior Night

Published 8:17 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Brookhaven Academy Baseball Cougars celebrated senior night at Harold Williams Ballpark Tuesday with hopes of sending their four honorees, Jaden Clark, Fisher Warren, Madison Smith and Colton Watson, home with a win over the Laurel Christian Lions.

In an up-and-down battle, the Cougars were able to come back from two Laurel Christian leads on their way to a 7-5 win.

“I was proud of our guys tonight and how they battled the entire game,” said BA head coach Tyler Parvin. “It was great for our seniors to go out with a win in their last home game at BA.”

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Trailing 1-0 going into the bottom of the second inning, Madison Smith cleared the left field fence with a solo home run to tie the game at 1-1. An RBI single from Colton Watson gave the Cougars their first lead of the game. Jaden Clark drove the third run of the inning in with an infield single.

The Lions clawed their way back with three runs in the third only to see BA tie the game in the bottom of the frame. Laurel Christian took the lead back at 5-4 in the fourth, but BA responded with three runs in the fifth to close out the scoring and the eventual 7-5 win.

Dawson Flowers led BA with two singles and two RBIs at the plate. Madison Smith homered and Fisher Warren added on a double. Jaden Clark, Nick Ogden, Colten Watson, Brady Spring and Taylor Freeny each had singles to add support.

Logan Murray struck out four and picked up the win for the Cougars in relief of Fisher Warren.  Madison Smith closed out the Lions with two innings of work to earn the save.

Brookhaven Academy will return to action Friday as they travel to Laurel to complete the district series with the Lions.  JV first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. followed by varsity action at 7 p.m.