By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The score was similar in the two baseball games played between
Winston Academy and Leake last week, but that was about it.
On Tuesday the WA Patriots used an eight-run fifth inning to take a
convincing 10-0 win over Leake at home, but two days later the Pats
couldn’t get anything going offensively as they lost 10-0 to the
Rebels and were no-hit in the process.
The key hit in Winston’s win was a grand slam by Tristan Ables that
turned an 5-0 advantage into a commanding 9-0 lead.
“That was big for us,” said WA head coach Cory Burns. “In high school
baseball you have to put the game away when you can.
That gave us a big lift.”
Logan Webb had a pair of singles for Winston in the game, while
Taylor Moody popped a double and Braxton Wall, Kenny Wright and
Channing Wall picked up a single each.
Channing Wall struck out seven batters and allowed just three hits
over five innings to get the win.
The Patriots have a pair of games with Canton Academy this week,
hosting the Panthers on Tuesday before hitting the road for a
Thursday contest. Canton currently leads the district with a 4-0
mark, while Winston is 3-1. Other teams in the league are Leake,
Manchester, Oak Hill and Immanuel Christian.