Jordan Warzynski Drives In Four To Seal BGA Wildcats' Victory Over Independence
Jordan Warzynski was bad news for opposing pitchers on Monday, driving in four on two hits to lead BGA Wildcats past Independence 13-3 on Monday. Warzynski drove in runs on a single in the first and a single in the first.
BGA Wildcats secured the victory thanks to 12 runs in the first inning. BGA Wildcats batters contributing to the big inning included Warzynski, Kyah Keller-Smith, Alex Pareigis, Kendall Grimes, Paige Shea, and Warzynski, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Independence fired up the offense in the first inning, when Escobar singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
Piper Dambach pitched BGA Wildcats to victory. She went two innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out one and walking one. Warzynski threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Warzynski recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for BGA Wildcats.
Pinckard was in the circle for Independence. She surrendered seven runs on four hits over one-third of an inning. #21 threw three and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
BGA Wildcats launched two home run on the day. Keller-Smith put one out in the first and first innings.
BGA Wildcats collected 11 hits. Warzynski, Grimes, Keller-Smith, and Dambach each managed multiple hits for BGA Wildcats. Dambach, Keller-Smith, Grimes, and Warzynskieach managed two hits to lead BGA Wildcats. BGA Wildcats didn't commit a single error in the field. Shea had the most chances in the field with eight.
Escobar went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Independence in hits.
Canceled due to weather
Track and Field
Davidson Academy, Page, Goodpasture, Ezell-Harding, & Hillwood
On Wednesday, April 3rd, the BGA Varsity Track and Field team hosted runners from Page High School, Hillwood High School, Davidson Academy, Ezell-Harding Christian School, and Goodpasture Christian School. The BGA girls team saw strong contributions from Mikah Charley ’20 and Kendall Grimes ’22, who finished first and second in the long jump (with distances of 15’11” and 15’4.5”, respectively). Both girls were members of the winning 4 x 100 relay with Dalia Diab ’22 and Lindsey Duncan ’19. Mikah also won the 100-meter hurdles, and Kendall finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. Lindsay Phelps ’22 scored points for her team in two events, finishing 2nd in the 800-meters and 3rd in the 1600-meters.
For the boys, returning senior Tiy Reed ’19 won the first race in which he’s competed this season. He ran the 100-meter dash in 12.11 seconds. Trace Alexander ’22 and Cole Beck Williams ’21 finished first and second in the 1600-meter run, with both of them running new personal records. Trace ran a 4:46 and Cole Beck ran a 5:15. Both runners were members of the winning 4 x 800-meter relay with Kevin Dennis ’21 and Brady Zhang ’22. Kevin and Brady both scored points in other events, with Kevin finishing 6th in the 400-meter dash and Brady finishing 6th in the 1600-meter run.
The Wildcats next competition is a home track meet on April 11th at Stewart Campbell Track and Soccer Complex on BGA’s campus.
Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity Claws Back, But Falls Just Short Against Christ Presbyterian Academy
Despite a 5-run deficit in the third inning, Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity almost came all the way back, eventually falling 5-3 to Christ Presbyterian Academy on Monday. Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity scored three runs in the failed comeback on a single by Wyatt Wilson in the fifth, a single by Caleb Fleming in the sixth, and a fielder's choice by Whitt McDaniel in the sixth.
Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity lost despite out-hitting Christ Presbyterian Academy six to four.
Wyatt Greenewalt was on the hill for Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity. He lasted two and a third innings, allowing zero hits and one run while walking one. Fleming threw three and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
Wilson led Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity with two hits in four at bats.
Early Lead For Christ Presbyterian Academy Seals Fate For Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity
Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 10-0 loss to Christ Presbyterian Academy on Tuesday. Christ Presbyterian Academy scored on a groundout by Knox Preston and a groundout by Cade Reynolds in the first inning.
The Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Christ Presbyterian Academy, giving up ten runs.
One bright spot for Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity was a single by Wyatt Wilson in the first inning.
Carson Houk led things off on the mound for Christ Presbyterian Academy. He lasted six innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out six.
Wilson led things off on the hill for Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity. He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking one. Carter Trapeni threw two and a third innings in relief.
Wilson led Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity with two hits in three at bats.
Canceled for weather
Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity Can't Catch Up To Franklin
Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 4-1 loss to Franklin on Friday. Franklin scored on a single by Trey Costello and a double by Tucker Smith in the second inning.
Caleb Fleming was on the mound for Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity. He surrendered four runs on three hits over two innings, striking out one and walking one. Jaylen Frierson, Jack Joyce, and Blake Rowe each contributed in relief for Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity.
Whitt McDaniel, Rowe, Teddy Holloway, and Wyatt Wilson each collected one hit to lead Battle Ground Academy Wildcats Varsity.
Dalton Pyzer went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Franklin in hits.
BGA hosted district opponent Knowledge Academies on Tuesday evening. BGA controlled play for the first half, dictating play and creating numerous chances. The first half ended with BGA holding a 10-0 shot advantage. The half ended with BGA leading 4-0. The second half was played at a frantic pace with neither team either to establish any significant possession. BGA only created three shots on the target in the second while Knowledge Academies capitalized on a corner and found the back of the net. The game ended 4-1. BGA's Robbie Lape had all four of the goals for the Wildcats. Ricky Klausner, Justin Madge, Sam Smith, and Fletcher Daniel all had the assists for the evening.
BGA hosted Knox Webb at the end of the week in an "east-meets-middle contest," perhaps a preview for the postseason. Both Knox Webb and the Wildcats defended well over the course of the evening, with neither team giving up more than five shots on goal over the course of the game. Knox Webb played a physical and aggressive game and pressed high up the pitch. Almost twenty-five fouls were recorded over the course of the game. The Wildcats' dangerous opportunities came off of counters, but they could not capitalize. At the half, Coach John Millard challenged his players to match the aggressive level of play that Knox Webb had clearly established, and the Wildcats responded well.
The second half began with a flurry of opportunities for BGA, but none of them found the back of the net. Knox Webb also created a number of chances in the second half but was unable to capitalize. The game ended at 0-0. Coach John Millard was pleased with the players' response in the second half, praising Charlie Jewell and Ricky Klausner in particular for their second-half performance.
Stats for the game
Shots on Goal
Knox Webb 5
Knox Webb 8
Knox Webb 11
The Boys and Girls Tennis teams from BGA faced FRA in a tough home match on Tuesday evening. The Girls Team took it to a near stalemate but dropped the last game to fall short 3-4. Meanwhile, the boys battled game after game to earn a well-fought victory with a score of 4-3.
The Girls and Boys Tennis Teams from Battle Ground Academy took down Ezell on Wednesday afternoon, defeating their opponents 7-0 and 7-0. Stellar performances were put forth by a number of the players including Reagan DeSoto and Alice Wang, neither of whom lost a single game in their matches. Bailey Anderson, Evelyn Zhu, Rachel Curci, and Phoebe Proctor won in commanding numbers. Meanwhile, the Boys dominated their opponents without losing a single game. Justin Chen, Prescott Stanke, Hutch Henderson, and Graham Gibson played and defeated their opponents impressively. As the Wildcats move forward, they have only dropped a single match and look to continue their winning ways.
Webb Bell Buckle
Canceled due to weather