The Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions baseball team picked up four big wins, sweeping the MTCS Cougars on Monday and Tuesday before earning road wins at Lebanon and Noblesville on Thursday and Friday.
CPA 2, MTCS 0
In a defensive battle, hits were hard to come by as Tanner Morgan and J.D. McCracken were locked in a pitcher’s duel. Cade Reynolds, Carson Houk, Langston Patterson and Barrett Smith had the lone hits for the lions.
In the third inning, Houk grounded out to shortstop and scored Knox Preston, who reached third after a walk and wild pitch. In the top of the seventh, Ben Ivey scored on an error in left field for CPA’s second run.
Morgan threw a complete game, allowing three hits and no runs while striking out 12 Cougars in the win.
CPA 6, MTCS 2
In Game 2, the Lions found their offense right away plating four runs in the first inning and two in the second as they held the MTCS bats silent in the final four innings.
Reynolds and Houck had two hits apiece, while Preston and J.J. Williams each hit two-run home runs. Houck picked up the win in relief of Sam Lawrence, surrendering just three hits and one run in 5.1 innings. He also struck out 12.
CPA 8, Lebanon 6
After jumping out to a 4-1 lead, CPA surrendered four runs in the bottom of the third and plated a three-run inning in the top of the fourth en route to a two-run win over the Blue Devils.
Preston led the way at the plate with three RBIs, while Houck added two of his own. Ian Fry picked up the win, allowing just one hit and one run over four innings while striking out three Blue Devils.
CPA 8, Noblesville 1
After being tied 1-1 heading into the fourth inning, CPA reeled off three runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth and seventh innings to run away with the win against Noblesville.
Lawrence earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing just one run on three hits with four punch outs. Travis Odom tossed two no-hit innings of relief, striking out the side in each inning.
Houck and Sanders Whiteside led the Lions with two hits each, while Houck (3), Kane Patterson (2) and Smith (2) all had multiple RBIs.