The Watson Chapel Wildcats completed a regular season sweep over the White Hall Bulldogs Wednesday night, taking them down 9-3.
Pitching did the job in the previous game, but this time Watson Chapel used eight hits to power their way past White Hall.
Gionti Turner connected on the first pitch that he saw for a double to lead off in the top of the first. Turner scored the first run of the game on a sacrifice fly put in play by Davion White. After a Joe Moore RBI single, the Wildcats were off to a fast start, leading 2-0.
Kaleb Hill was the starting pitcher for Watson Chapel, but he struggled in the second inning, giving up an RBI double to Garrett Blaylock that scored two runs to knot the score.
Layne Hartsfield served as the starter on the mound for White Hall, and just as in the first contest between the two teams, Watson Chapel located his pitches for timely hits.
Braelin Hence went 3/4 for the day, and one of his hits was an RBI single that put the Wildcats back ahead for good. Andrew Morgan followed Hence with his own RBI single down the right field line to give Watson Chapel a 5-2 lead heading into the third.
After Hill walked his fourth batter in the top of the fourth, Watson Chapel head coach Chad Cope decided to relieve him for Scott Taylor.
However, Taylor was pulled quickly after giving up three consecutive hits and an RBI single to Jordan Gober. Tyler Greer would then take the mound for the Wildcats, and they would get out of a tough spot with a 6-3 double play to retire the top of the fifth.
Hartsfield threw six strikeouts, but he gave up five hits for six earned runs. Zach Motsinger relieved Hartsfield, but by that time the Wildcats were locked in. Three costly errors by White Hall in the bottom of the fifth allowed the Wildcats to plate two more runs.
In the sixth, Hence connected for his third hit on a double that carried deep into centerfield. Andrew Morgan then put this one away by scoring the games final run on an RBI single.
The win puts Watson Chapel solely in second place behind Sheridan in the district, and it puts White Hall in third.