A case of turn about is fair play for the Heritage Christian Academy Warriors during their trip to Florida Tuesday. After being thumped by Aletheia Christian Academy 17-2 in their first game of two, the Warriors turned the tables in the nightcap rolling 15-0 behind a no-hit performance from Jackson Thompson on the mound.
In the opener. Aletheia rocked HCA pitching for 11 runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back on their way to the 15 run win. The Lions took advantage of four walks, three hit batters, and three Warriors’ errors during their big inning.
Aletheia would add five more runs in the bottom of the second and one more in the bottom of the third.
The Warriors would score a run in the 3rd on an RBI double from Jackson Thompson, and add a run in the top of the 4th on an error by Aletheia on a third strike.
Thompson, Trenton Hayes, David Jent, and Tra Fowler had one hit each for the Warriors in the game.
In the field, the Warriors were tagged with five errors.
Heritage pitchers Weston Powell and Grant Floyd were charged with 11 earned runs in the game. Floyd pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief, picking up four strikeouts, while walking five.
The second game of the day saw HCA score four times in the bottom of the first and six times in the bottom of the second as the Warriors jumped out to the early 10-0 lead on their way to the 15-0 victory.
HCA took advantage of three walks in the bottom of the 1st, along with a Jackson Thompson single to get their four runs. Heritage bats got things cranked up in the second with RBI singles from Trenton Hayes, Jackson Thompson, David Jent, and Grant Floyd, as the Warriors extended the lead on out to 10-0. A passed ball and a ground out would give the Warriors two more runs in the bottom of the third inning to push the lead out to 12-0.
HCA would close out the game with three runs in the bottom of the 4th inning, the last coming on a wild pitch to end the game at 15-0.
The big story of the game was the pitching performance of Jackson Thompson, who went all four innings, giving up no runs, on no hits, striking out eight, while walking five.
David Jent was 3-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs and two runs scored. Trenton Hayes ended up 2-3, with 2 RBIs and two runs scored for the Warriors.