Southern Lee erupts early in belting of Central

Posted 3/29/19

SANFORD — Using three runs in each of the first pair of innings here Saturday afternoon, 3A Southern Lee powered past Chatham Central 10-2 in area non-conference baseball action.

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Southern Lee erupts early in belting of Central

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SANFORD — Using three runs in each of the first pair of innings here Saturday afternoon, 3A Southern Lee powered past Chatham Central 10-2 in area non-conference baseball action.

Southern Lee (6-2) tacked on two more runs in the third to go up 8-0 before answering two runs by Chatham Central (3-4) in the fifth to make the final 10-2.

Carson Grant went four innings and allowed three hits, two runs, five walks and struck out four to pick up the win on the mound for the Cavaliers while Thomas Harrington took the save after working the final three frames, yielding two hits, no runs, no walks and whiffing four.

Chatham Central scored its runs in the fifth when Lofton Dodson singled, and later scored, Zach Ritter singled and scored on an RBI-single form Caleb Staley.

Dodson closed the day 1-for-3 with a run and a walk while Ritter was 1-for-2 with a run and a walk, Staley 1-for-3 with an RBI, Drew Cox 1-for-3, Carter Fuquay 1-for-3, and Tyson Measamer 1-for-2 with a walk.

Southern Lee was led offensively by Drew Bryan who went 3-for-3 with three RBI, a double and a walk.

Chipping in a 2-for-3 outing with two runs, a triple, three RBI and a walk was Luke Craig while Harrington was 2-for-4 with four runs, two RBI, a double and a walk, and Cole McBurnett 1-for-3 with two runs and a double.

Staley suffered the loss on the mound for the Bears after working three innings and allowing nine hits, eight runs (seven earned), two walks and striking out five.

Also on the mound for Chatham Central, Carter Fuquay went two innings and yielded three hits, two runs (one earned), and walked two while Micah Gurley worked the sixth and allowed one hit and whiffed one Cavalier batter.

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