BCHS sweeps ARC in three games

GAME ONE – TUESDAY, APRIL 19

The Academy of Richmond County scored four runs in the fifth inning, but the Bears still won 8-5 on Tuesday. The offensive onslaught by Academy of Richmond County was led by Jackson Evans, Jackson Murphy, and Brooks Dickinson, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Burke County fired up the offense in the first inning with Myles Heatwole driving in one with a single.

Jahkari Howard earned the win for Burke County, surrendering one run on three hits over two and two-thirds innings and striking out four. Seth Meador and Dylan Dixon entered the game out of the bullpen to close out the game in relief.

Murphy took the loss for ARC, allowing 11 hits and eight runs over six and twothirds innings, striking out five.

BCHS racked up 11 hits. Heatwole, Howard, and Aiden Roberson each had multiple hits. Howard and Heatwole had three each.

ARC tallied eight hits, with Evans, Dickinson, and Murphy all managing multiple hits.

GAME TWO – THURSDAY, APRIL 21

Both teams were strong on the mound Friday, but BCHS defeated ARC 3-2. Burke County pitchers allowed just four hits to ARC batters.

The Bears got their offense started in the first inning when Owen Adams doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Burke County pulled away for good in the third when Myles Heatwole homered on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Phillip Hodges was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits and two runs over five innings, striking out six. Aiden Roberson threw two innings in relief, recording the last six outs to earn the save.

Brooks Dickinson led things off on the hill for ARC, lasting six innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out four and walking one.

BCHS tallied one home run on the day with Heatwole going for the long ball in the third inning.

Jahkari Howard, Heatwole, Adams, and Dylan Dixon each managed one hit to lead the Bears. ARC County had four hits in the game, with Sam Barfield and Jackson Murphy collecting multiple hits.

GAME THREE – THURSDAY, APRIL 21

The Bears blew out ARC in the second game of the Thursday double-header.

Burke County got things started in the first inning when Myles Heatwole doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.

TheBears put up four runs in the second inning. Heatwole, Beckam Ramirez, and Owen Adams each had RBIs in the big inning.

Marshall Flowers was credited with the victory. The righty went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out ten. Aiden Roberson threw one inning in relief.

Sam Downing took the loss for ARC. The pitcher went two innings, allowing seven runs on six hits, striking out one and walking zero.

Burke County totaled eight hits in the game, with Heatwole and Ramirez each racking up multiples. Heatwole led with three hits in four at bats.

ARC racked up five hits on the day with Brooks Dickinson and Jackson Murphy all managing multiples.

Burke County finished the regular season with a 22-4 overall record and a record of 14-4 in region play.

Coach Billy Marchman said, “We are region runner-up and will be the two-seed hosting Upson-Lee High School from Thomaston this Friday. It will be a best of 3 series with Game 1 first pitch at 4:00 p.m. and Game 2 first pitch 30 minutes after the completion of Game 1.”

The “IF” Game 3 will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets should be purchased on gofan. co and the cost is $10.00

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