The SMLCA baseball team will be participating as a member in the Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA) for the first time in program history. This season, all of the Osprey home games will be played at Moneta Park. You can follow the Ospreys on MaxPreps as well as find the game recaps below:
Four Hits Not Enough For SMLCA To Overtake Temple Christian School
SMLCA Ospreys Varsity out-hit Temple Christian school four to three, but it wasn’t enough in an 8-2 loss on Monday
The SMLCA Ospreys Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Temple Christian school, giving up eight runs.
Temple Christian school pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth an error scored two runs for Temple Christian school and David singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Temple Christian school scored three runs in the sixth inning. Temple Christian school big bats were led by TreFulton, and Andrew, who all drove in runs.
Crist got the start for Temple Christian school. He went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out eight and walking zero.
Trevor Keaton started the game for SMLCA Ospreys Varsity. He went two innings, allowing one run on one hit, striking out seven and walking zero. Ben RobersonTyler Bryan, and Carson Wagner each contributed in relief for SMLCA Ospreys Varsity.
Grant BryanCaleb HarrisonKeaton, and Caleb Colomba all had one hit to lead SMLCA Ospreys VarsitySMLCA Ospreys Varsity tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Colomba led the way with two.
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Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Loses Lead Early In Defeat
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 6-2 loss to Westover Christian Academy on Friday. Westover Christian Academy scored on a stolen base by Dylan Aron in the first inning, a single by Nish Patel in the second inning, and a single by Brantley Riddle in the second inning.
Westover Christian Academy fired up the offense in the first inning, when Westover Christian Academy scored on a stolen base during Blake Fulcher‘s at bat. Then Fulcher doubled.
Jackson Wade toed the rubber for Westover Christian Academy. He surrendered one run on one hit over five innings, striking out 13 and walking zero.
Trevor Keaton started the game for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy. He surrendered four runs on four hits over four innings, striking out seven. Ben Roberson threw three innings out of the bullpen.
KeatonTyler Bryan, and Caleb Colomba each collected one hit to lead Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy.
Riddle led Westover Christian Academy with two hits in four at bats. Westover Christian Academy tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Aron led the way with three.
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Ospreys Holds Off Appalachian Christian For Seasons First Win
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy built an eight-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off Appalachian Christian Academy’s charge for an 11-10 victory on Monday. Appalachian Christian Academy tallied six runs in the failed comeback. Nick BartonCJ CresselA MusserCressel, and M Musser came through with RBIs to lead the rally.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy collected three hits and Appalachian Christian Academy had three.
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy got things moving in the first inning, when Caleb Harrison was struck by a pitch, driving in a run.
Appalachian Christian Academy scored three runs in the seventh inning. Appalachian Christian Academy’s big inning was driven by a groundout by Cressel and a double by Musser.
Trevor Keaton led things off on the hill for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy. He went four innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out eight.
Cressel got the start for Appalachian Christian Academy. He allowed zero hits and three runs. J WalkerBartonB Saufley, and J Hall each entered the game as relief, throwing two and two-thirds innings, two and a third innings, two-thirds of an inning, and one-third of an inning respectively.
Grant BryanHarrison, and Thomas Dean each collected one hit to lead Smith Mountain Lake Christian AcademySmith Mountain Lake Christian Academy stole 11 bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Carson Wagner led the way with three.
Saufley led Appalachian Christian Academy with five stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 17 stolen bases.
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Timberlake Christian School Defeats Resilient Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy‘s effort to come back from down four runs in the third inning came up just short, as they fell 6-5 to Timberlake Christian School on Tuesday. Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy scored one run on a stolen base in the fifth inning.
Timberlake Christian School opened up scoring in the first inning, when Grant Bryan threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for Timberlake Christian School.
Timberlake Christian School pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third J Werner grounded out, scoring one run, W Carden singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs, and J Sherwin singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
A Randolf was on the mound for Timberlake Christian School. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out five and walking one.
Bryan got the start for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy. He allowed one hit and two runs over one inning, striking out two. Ben Roberson and Evan Inman entered the game from the bullpen, throwing three innings and two innings respectively.
Trevor Keaton led Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy with two hits in four at bats. Caleb Harrison led Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 12 stolen bases.
Timberlake Christian School collected eight hits on the day. Randolf and L Hunter each managed multiple hits for Timberlake Christian School. Randolf went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Timberlake Christian School in hits.
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