Station Camp rocked Ooltewah pitching for nine hits, including three home runs, JD Reynolds scattered seven hits and threw a complete-game shutout and the Bison beat the Owls 7-0, Thursday in Soddy-Daisy’s Trojan Classic.
Zach Boze smacked two homers and Hunter Lautzenheiser slugged one for the Bison. Boze hit a three-run shot in a four-run third and added a solo shot in the Bison’s three-run fifth inning. Lautzenheiser started the fifth inning with a homer and Boze followed with his blast at Ooltewah.
Lautzenheiser went 3 for 3 with one RBI and scored twice. Boze was 2 for 4 with four RBIs and scored two runs.
Reynolds struck out three and walked four in picking up the win for the Bison.
Ooltewah used four pitchers and Jax Howard, who relieved starter Chris Bayne to start the second inning, suffered the loss. He gave up two hits and four runs while striking out two and walking two.
Payton Keiser went 2 for 4 for the Owls (12-13).
In a later game, Station Camp (19-8) ripped McMinn County, 13-3, and the Bison slugged three more home runs, two by Garrett Liles and one by Brady Harris. Station Camp raked two Cherokee pitchers for 15 hits, 11 off starter Ollie Akens. Akens also gave up nine runs.
The Bison have won nine straight games.
Lautzenheiser went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored in the second game. Boze had three hits in four at-bats with two RBIs and Liles went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and scored three runs.
Gavin Peterson and Will Harris each had three hits for the Cherokees (12-13).
Soddy-Daisy 7, White County 2: Garrett Dent went 3 for 3 and drove in five runs to power the Trojans’ eight-hit attack in their own baseball classic at Tom Higgins Field.
Soddy-Daisy improved to 16-9 on the season.
Hayden Maynor doubled to left ahead of Landon Maynor’s strikeout. Dent then hit a two-run home run.
With two out in the fourth, Landon Maynor walked and Dent sent him home with a double to center.
The Trojans again struck with two out in the fifth inning.
Aaron Couch kept the fifth alive with a single to left and moved to third on Harrison Travis’ double.
White County’s Grant Slatten came on in relief and immediately walked Hayden Maynor to load the bases. Landon Maynor stroked a two-run single to center. Dent followed with a two-run single to right.
The Maynors combined for two hits in four at-bats, two RBIs and four runs scored.
The Trojans’ Wyatt Warren got the win by scattering seven hits and giving up two runs, one was earned. He struck out seven and walked two. He threw 114 pitches with 75 strikes in a solid mound performance.
Drew Young and Davis Smith combined for four of the Warriors’ eight hits.
The classic continues on Friday at Soddy-Daisy, Ooltewah, Bradley Central, Chattanooga Christian and East Hamilton.
Station Camp 004 030 0 – 7 9 0
Ooltewah 000 000 0 – 0 7 4
Reynolds and Smith; Bayne, Howard (2), J. Robinson (3), Brown (4) and Dockery.
White County 001 000 1 – 2 8 2
Soddy-Daisy 020 140 x – 7 8 2
Farris, Slatten (5) and McDonald; Warren and Travis
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