Three pitchers work together as BCHS Bears wins in shutout
Freshman Aiden Roberson pitching in the 10-0 second win at Cross Creek on Friday night.

Freshman Aiden Roberson pitching in the 10-0 second win at Cross Creek on Friday night.

The Burke County Varsity Bears defeated Cross Creek 10-0 on Saturday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Myles Heatwole struck out Landyn Newman to finish off the game.

In the first inning, the Bears got their offense started as an error scored two runs.

Burke County notched three runs in the fifth inning. Batters contributing to the big inning included Heatwole and Dylan Dixon, all knocking in runs in the inning.

A single by Carlos Goodman in the second inning was a positive for Cross Creek.

Aiden Roberson earned the victory on the mound for Burke County. The fireballer allowed one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out eight and walking one. Ethan Rabun and Heatwole entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Malachi Rodriguez was on the hill for Cross Creek. The hurler allowed five hits and six runs over four innings, striking out five. Danny Hockenberry threw two innings in relief.

Seth Meador stealing second base during the second game Friday night.

Seth Meador stealing second base during the second game Friday night.

Burke County tallied eight hits on the day with Dixon and Owen Adams each collecting multiple hits. Dixon went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits. The Bears were sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Jahkari Howard made the most plays with 16.

After the sweep of Cross Creek, Bears Coach Billy Marchman said, “We have started off the year with a 9-0 record with 6 non-region wins and 3 wins in our first region series vs. region opponent Cross Creek. We are open this week in region play but are scheduled to play at Grovetown this Wednesday and we are hosting Burke Diamond Day this Saturday with Aquinas and Jefferson County coming to town for a full Saturday of baseball games.”

Game 1: Saturday will begin
at 10:00 am with Burke Co. vs.
Jefferson Co.
Game 2: will begin at approximately 1:00 pm with Jefferson
Co. vs. Aquinas
Game 3: will begin at approximately 4:00 pm with Burke Co.
vs. Aquinas

He added, “We have this week to continue preparing for tougher opponents that we will face in the coming weeks. Harlem will be our 3 game series region opponent following this week and they are a very solid team. I am proud of our team and most proud of the depth we have created with our starting lineup and a solid group of role players that come in off the bench and provide a spark each game. We are playing good ball, with good chemistry, and no selfishness among those who get the credit each night. That sentence is a coach’s dream with guys providing the role they have been given and being great teammates. I hope we continue to improve and continue with an exciting season still to come ahead of us.”


Dylan Dixon – 3 singles, 3
RBI’s, 2 runs scored, reached
on error, stolen base
Owen Adams – 2 singles, 2
Jakhari Howard – double,
2 runs scored, walk, hit by
pitch, 2 stolen bases
Jaidyn Foster – double, run
scored, stolen base
Myles Heatwole – single, RBI,
run scored
Marshall Flowers – run
scored, walk, reached on
Beckam Ramirez – run
scored, reached on error
Seth Meador – 2 reached on
error, run scored
Phillip Hodges – reached on
error, 2 RBI”s, run scored

Aiden Roberson – 3.0 innings, allowed a hit, a walk, a hit by pitch,
8 strikeouts
Ethan Rabun – 2.0 innings, allowed 2 walks, 5 strikeouts
Myles Heatwole – 1.0 inning, allowed 2 hits, 3 strikeouts

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