The Dunwoody High School baseball team dropped two contests last week to begin the season 0-4.
Dunwoody lost the first game Wednesday to Northview, 5-2, despite the team’s strong pitching in early innings. Dunwoody threatened early with runners in scoring position, but the game was still knotted 0-0 in the 3rd inning.
Northview broke the tie when lead-off batter and pitcher Sean McLaughlin got on base with an error to left field. He was batted in with a sacrifice fly by Kevin Simmons.
Dunwoody’s Logan Elliot relieved pitcher Ryan Gaines in the 5th inning. Elliot recorded two quick outs. But Northview mixed in three base hits with two walks and went up 5-0 to end the inning.
Dunwoody scored its first run in the bottom of the 5th inning. Gaines, the leadoff batter, reached first base on an error. After moving to second base on a passed ball, he was batted to third base by Jerric Johnson. Charlie Madden hit a sacrifice fly to score Gaines.
Dunwoody tried to mount a comeback in the 7th inning, which started off with a Chris Hale single. Zach Tonner and Jerric Johnson also knocked base hits, which scored a runner. The game ended 5-2 as Tonner was thrown out from centerfield as he attempted to score from third base.
Dunwoody dropped a Friday night contest to Blessed Trinity 8-1.
Blessed Trinity started the game with hot bats. The team’s second batter set the tone by lacing a grounder past third base. The next batter, Jeff Sidlovsky, hit a home run. Before the inning ended, Blessed Trinity scored another run, putting them up 3-0 before Dunwoody came to bat.
The Wildcats struggled all night at the plate. The lone run for Dunwoody came in the bottom of the 7th inning. After a lead off walk put Jared Laidlaw on base, Eric Yost and Logan Elliot both hit singles to score Laidlaw.
Dunwoody’s next game is scheduled for Friday against Cherokee.