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Athletic Roundup: Week of March 29
Baseball 
PCA
Monday, March 29
BGA 15, PCA 0
Harden and Buckles combine for a No-Hitter
 
The Battle Ground Academy Wildcats two pitchers didn't allow a single hit, as BGA’s varsity baseball team defeated PCA 15-0 on Monday. 
 
Blake Rowe ‘21 led the Wildcats to victory by driving in four runs. Rowe went 3-for-3 at the plate. Rowe drove in runs on a double in the first, a single in the first, and a single in the second.

Ethan Harden ‘21 pitched BGA to victory. Harden lasted 4 innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking zero. Buckles threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
 
BGA racked up 12 hits. Rowe, Holt Adams ‘22, Harden, and Jake Fleser ‘22 all collected multiple hits. Rowe went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead BGA in hits. The team was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Brett Brown ‘22 made the most plays with  ten.

PCA
Tuesday, March 30
BGA 17, PCA 5

PCA scored three runs in the fifth inning, but the BGA varsity baseball team still won 17-5 on Tuesday.  PCA took an early lead in the first inning when #13 singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
 
But BGA took the lead for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second, Braden Iverson ‘22 doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run, Brett Brown ‘22 homered on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs, and an error scored one run for the Wildcats.
 
BGA put up five runs in the fifth inning. Offense in the inning was led by Jake Fleser, Ryan Casimier ‘22, and Iverson, who each had RBIs.
 
Iverson led things off on the pitcher's mound for BGA and lasted five innings, allowing ten hits and five runs while striking out six and walking zero.
 
The Wildcats tallied two home runs on the day. Brown had a dinger in the second inning, and Ethan Harden ‘21 went deep in the sixth inning. 
 
BGA racked up 15 hits on the day. Iverson, Brown, PJ, Casimier, and Harden all managed multiple hits. Iverson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead BGA in hits. The Wildcats didn't commit a single error in the field and stole 11 bases during the game, with two players stealing more than one. Harden led the way with three.

SMITH COUNTY (VIKING CLASSIC)
Friday, April 2
BGA 5, Smith County 1

BGA fired up the offense in the first inning, when Blake Rowe ‘21 tripled on the first pitch at bat, scoring one run.
 
A.J. McLemore ‘22 toed the rubber for BGA, lasting five innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out nine.
 
McLemore went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Wildcats in hits. Rowe led BGA with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases. BGA was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Jake Fleser had the most chances in the field with nine.
 
COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (VIKING CLASSIC) 
Friday, April 2
BGA 4  Community High School 8

BGA fell 8-4 to Community Vikings Varsity on Saturday despite out-hitting them eight to four.

The Wildcats captured the lead in the first inning, scoring one run when Ryan Casimier ‘22 singled.

But the Community Vikings took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning. 

Blake Rowe was on the pitcher's mound for BGA. The righthander went three innings, allowing five runs on one hit and striking out two. Parker Daniel ‘22 threw two innings out of the bullpen.

BGA racked up eight hits on the day. Rowe and Ethan Harden ‘21 each had two hits to lead the team.

HUNTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (VIKING CLASSIC) 
Saturday, April 3
BGA 17  Huntland 4

BGA claimed a 17-4 victory on Saturday, despite a big push by Huntland Hornets Varsity in the second inning. Gavin Morgan and Troy Tate all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

The Wildcats fired up the offense in the first inning and scored one run when Blake Rowe ‘21 singled.

Kace Buckles ‘21 led things off on the hill for BGA. The righthander surrendered four runs on two hits over two innings, striking out one.

BGA smacked two home runs on the day. Kennith Lohmann ‘21 went deep in the first inning, and Ethan Harden ‘21 had a long ball in the second inning.

BGA collected nine hits on the day. Rowe and Harden each managed two hits to lead Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity 2021. BGA stole seven bases during the game as three players stole more than one, with Ryan Casimier ‘22 leading the way with three. The Wildcats didn't commit a single error in the field. Jake Fleser ‘22 had the most chances in the field with seven.

Softball
GCA
Tuesday, March 30
BGA 12, GCA 7

BGA Wildcats stole the lead late and defeated Grace Christian Academy 12-7 on Tuesday. The Wildcats were down 7-5 in the top of the fifth inning when Harris Cleveland ‘24 singled on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.

The Wildcats earned the victory despite allowing GCA to score four runs in the fourth inning.

Shea Hollis ‘24 pitched BGA to victory. She lasted six innings, allowing two hits and seven runs while striking out four.

Kendall Grimes ‘22 led BGA with three hits in three at bats.

Zion Christian 
Thursday, April 1
BGA 0, Zion 10

The BGA Wildcats struggled to get their offense going on Thursday, losing to Zion Christian Academy, 10-0. Shea Hollis ‘24 took the loss for the Wildcats. She allowed 12 hits and ten runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
 
Boys Soccer
PCA
Monday, March 29

Monday evening, BGA soccer opened region play against a physical Providence Christian team. The Wildcats struggled to find possession throughout much of the contest. The last twenty minutes proved more effective for the Academy, creating a number of dangerous chances. The game, however, ended with neither team finding the back of the net. BGA moves on from the draw to face CPA in the next contest.

CPA
Thursday, April 1
BGA 0, CPA 5
 
Thursday evening BGA soccer hosted region rivals CPA at Stewart Campbell field. The Lions entered the game after a loss to MBA while BGA came into the contest off of a scoreless game against Providence Christian.
 
CPA defeated the Wildcats 5-0 as BGA struggled with the Lions speed and athleticism.  CPA capitalized on moments in the box and won a number of dangerous free kick opportunities. Three of the Lions' five goals came from set pieces as J.P. Thomas ‘24 was kept busy during the first half of play. Thomas did have a brilliant save off a penalty early in the first half. 
 
BGA turns their attention to another region opponent next week when they travel to Murfreesboro to take on Middle Tennessee Christian School. 
 
Tennis
FRA
Wednesday, March 24
 
Postponed due to weather

Track and Field 
No Meets this Week