SWIMMING AND DIVING
Athens battle Cary
May 2, 2011Athens Drive High School
Athens Drive traveled to Cary High to face the Imps on Thursday for their 3rd conference game this week. Athens got on the scoreboard in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead when Blake Seaton scored. However they left bases loaded without getting another run in. The Imps came right back in the bottom of the 1st and scored 2 runs on 3 hits and a BB. Ben Snotherly crushed a 2 run home run in the top of the 3rd to put the Jags back on top 3-2. Once again the Imps scored 1 run in the bottom of the 3rd to tie the score. Both teams were scoreless in the 4th. Athens scored 2 runs in the top of the 5th on Patrick Graham's 2 run homer to center to take a 5-3 lead. That would be the last lead for Athens as Cary scored 4 runs on 5 hits, a sacrifice and a BB to take a 7-5 lead in the bottom of the 5th. The Jags scored a run in the top of the 6th when the Imps pitcher walked Ben Snotherly with the bases loaded. Cary added 3 insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th. The Jags lone run in the top of the 7th came on Eric Berger's home run. The final score was Cary 10, Athens 7. The loss puts the Jags record at 8-3 in conference play. They remain in second place, but the field is getting tighter. Patrick Graham started on the mound for the Jags and pitched 4.1 innings, striking out 2, 9 hits, 2BBs and 7 runs. Blake Seaton finished the 5th inning, giving up 2 hits. Wesley Peede pitched the 6th inning giving up 3 runs on 2 hits, 1BB, a sacrifice and an error. Offensively for the Jags: Blake Seaton was 2-4 with 1R. Chris Williams was 1-4. Patrick Mason was 2-4, reached on an error and scored 2 runs. Ben Snotherly was 1-2, HR, 2 RBIs, 2BBs, and scored 1 run. Patrick Graham was 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs, reached on an error, and scored 1 run. Eric Berger was 1-4, HR, 1 RBI, scored 1 run. Matt Proctor was 1-3, 1 BB. Andrew Mitchell was 1-4, reached on an error, and scored 1 run. The Jags are playing in the Bobby Murray Invitational over Spring Break at USA Baseball in Cary. Come out and support your team if you are in town. Game 1 is Thursday at 3pm vs. Heritage High on Field 1. Game 2 is on Friday at 3pm vs. Millbrook on Field 3. Game 3 will be on Saturday with game time and opponent to be determined after Friday.