GCHS Baseball Completes Midweek Sweep of Marshall County
Tucker Duke earned a second-straight complete game victory in district play, and the Bobcats eclipsed last year’s 12-AA win total with a sweep of Marshall County, 7-1.
GCHS (4-4, 3-1) has now won three of its last four games and three-straight in district action as the Bobcats held Marshall County to just one run in two games this week thanks to top pitching performances by Duke and fellow junior Blade Matthews. After Matthews threw a one-hit shutout in Monday’s 1-0 win, Duke was only an unearned run away from completing his second shutout of the season on the road. The side-arm thrower pitched seven innings, allowing only three hits, two walks and striking out four.
Giles County recorded only five hits in the win but scored a season-high seven runs including the team’s first homer of the year by Matthews. The Bobcats scored two runs each in the second and fourth before tacking on three runs in the fifth to push their lead to 7-0. A GCHS error in the bottom of the fifth helped the Tigers (0-5, 0-4) score their lone run. GCHS committed two errors on the day, while Marshall committed three.
Matthews led his team offensively, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored. Lucas Johnson also added a double in a 1-for-3 performance with a walk and two runs scored. Sam Hatfield and Ben Peoples both drew two walks each and scored one run. Jayson Hamilton chipped in a pair of RBIs and a base hit, and Max Jett contributed an RBI.
GCHS is scheduled to travel to Culleoka today (Thursday) before visiting Shelbyville Saturday.