BGA Athletics Round Up: Week of March 11
Davidson Academy (BGA 5-Davidson Academy 6)
Even though BGA collected 10 hits to Davidson Academy's nine, they still fell 6-5 on Wednesday. The Wildcats tallied four runs in the third inning driven by a home run by Paige Shea '20 and a double by Kyah Keller-Smith '19. Jordan Warzynski '20 led things off on the rubber for BGA, surrendering six runs on nine hits over seven innings, striking out nine. BGA tallied one home run and 10 hits on the day with Shea having a four bagger in the third and tallied 10 hits with Keller-Smith, Warzynski, and Kendall Grimes '22 each collecting multiple hits. Keller-Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the team in hits.
White House (BGA 2-White House 1)
Both teams were strong in the pitcher's circle Friday, but BGA Wildcats defeated White House 2-1. Piper Dambach '20 allowed White House only one hit and the Wildcats got on the board in the first inning with Kyah Keller-Smith '19 driving in one on a single. Dambach earned the victory on the rubber for BGA, allowing one hit and one run over five innings, striking out four and walking one. The Wildcats saw the ball well, racking up five hits in the game with Keller-Smith and Kendall Grimes '22 each collecting two hits to lead BGA. Grimes led the team with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases.
Hendersonville (BGA 4-Hendersonville 10)
The Wildcats lost the lead late in a 10-4 defeat to Hendersonville on Friday. The game was tied at four with Hendersonville batting in the top of the second when an error scored one run for Hendersonville. The Wildcats struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Hendersonville, giving up 10 runs. In the bottom of the first inning, BGA tied things up at four when Beth Fleming '21 singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. Piper Dambach '20 went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the team in hits.
Brentwood Academy (BGA 0-BA 1)
BGA hosted Brentwood Academy on Tuesday evening, opening the 2019 spring season. Both teams created opportunities throughout the first half, but neither could find the back of the net. Both BA’s Kyle Ladd and BGA's Max Byram '19 had a pair of tremendous saves during the first half to keep the contest scoreless going into half. Physical play continued into the second half and both teams continued to create dangerous opportunities. As the match entered its waning moments, it was BA’s Ethan Way who found the back of the net in the 78th minute. The Eagles prevailed 1-0. Kyle Ladd had 9 saves for BA while Max Byram and Calvin Quehl '20 combined for 10 saves for the Wildcats. BA finished the evening with 11 shots on goal to BGA's 9.
Middle Tennessee Christian School (BGA 9 - MTCS 0)
After a physically tolling game with Brentwood Academy, BGA move immediately into region competition, playing host to Middle TN Christian. The Wildcats dominated play from start to finish, winning 9-0. Ricky Klausner ‘19 opened the scoring in the game in the fourth minute with a cross that found the back of the net. He capitalized just a few minutes later and picked up his second goal at the 10 minute mark. Robby Lape ‘19 added four goals of his own during the region contest. Charlie Jewell ‘19, William Baier ‘21, and Orion Clark ‘21 each added a goal to the Wildcats' effort. BGA moves to 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in region play. The Wildcat's next contest will be region opponent DCA.
Ezell-Harding, Game 1 (BGA 6-Ezell Harding 0)
Two BGA pitchers combined efforts in this no-hitter to defeat Ezell-Harding Christian 6-0. Caleb Fleming ‘19 struck out Ezell Harding’s Joe King to get the last out of the game. The Wildcats fired up the offense in the second inning, when Eli Mayberry ‘19 grounded out, scoring one run and notched three runs in the third inning with Wyatt Greenewalt ‘19 and Mitch Petzelt ‘20 each driving in additional runs. Greenewalt was the winning pitcher for BGA surrendering zero runs on zero hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking one. Fleming threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Wyatt Wilson ‘19 led the Wildcats with two hits in three at bats, with the team being sure-handed in the field and committing no errors. Teddy Holloway ‘19 had the most chances in the field with 14. The Wildcats stole five bases during the game with two players stealing more than one. Greenewalt led the way with two.
Ezell-Harding, Game 2 (BGA 8-Ezell Harding 2)
With all cylinders firing on offense, things got started early in the first inning when an error scored one run for the Wildcats and another three runs were notched in the third. from doubles by Teddy Holloway ‘19 and Eli Mayberry ‘19 and a fielder's choice by Wyatt Wilson ‘19. Wilson earned the victory on the hill for BGA going six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out two. Jack Joyce ‘19 threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. BGA tallied 10 hits with Mitch Petzelt ‘20 and Holloway collecting multiple hits including three hits in four for Petzelt.
Clarksville Academy (BGA 1-Clarksville Academy 6)
Clarksville Academy fired up the offense in the first inning, when an error scored them their first run. In the top of the second, BGA tied things up when Mitch Petzelt ‘20 lined out, scoring one run. Clarksville Academy then pulled away for good with five runs in the fourth inning. For BGA, Carter Trapeni ‘19 toed the rubber in the fourth going three innings and allowing four runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one. Caleb Fleming ‘19 and Eli Mayberry ‘19 entered the game as relief, throwing two and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively. Whitt McDaniel ‘19 went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead BGA in hits.
Lady Wildcat Tennis
Central Magnet (BGA 4-Central Magnet 3)
Reagan DeSoto ‘19 and Bailey Anderson ‘20 bested their opponents 6-3, 6-1, and 6-0, 6-1, respectively. Rachel Curci ‘20 also defeated her opponent by a narrow margin, fighting to win a tough tie-breaker. Meanwhile, Evelyn Zhu ‘20 and Phoebe Proctor ‘21 lost their matches after strong outings. Proctor and Zhu also faced a tough battle in their Doubles match. Reagan DeSoto and Bailey Anderson teamed up to take down the opposing pair from Central Magnet 8-3, ultimately winning the match total for the Lady Wildcats 4-3. BGA moves to 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in region play. The Wildcat's next contest will be region opponent DCA.