Keathley’s walk-off single leads Patriots to victory

Heritage starting pitcher, Daniel Dever, held the Yellow Jackets scoreless for six innings, before leaving the game.

White House Heritage is tied for third place in District 9-AA after going 1-1 against Westmoreland last week.

In the first game last Monday, Kyle Keathley’s one-out single brought home Braden McFarlin in a 5-4 Heritage victory.

The Patriots trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh when Seth Morris led off with a walk and later scored on a double by McFarlin. After Trent Gheen walked, Keathley hit the game winner.

Caleb Guisewite pitched six strong innings for Heritage allowing five hits, two earned runs and striking out 13 batters. Cooper King picked up the win in one inning of scoreless relief work.

Keathley led the Patriot offense with three hits while Gheen and Logan Gann had two apiece. McFarlin, Guisewite and Blake McDonald had one hit apiece.

The next day, it was Westmoreland’s turn to stage a comeback as they scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a two-run lead and held on for a 6-3 victory.

Gann had three more hits for Heritage while Houston Earhart had two hits and an RBI. Keathley, Gheen, Guisewite and McDonald all had hits for the Patriots as well.

Daniel Dever pitched four innings and gave up three earned runs for the Patriots. He was relieved by Ty Lopez and Gann.

Next up for Heritage will be big district games against second place White House on Monday and Tuesday, Springfield on Wednesday and Logan County on Thursday.

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