By James Bradshaw
The Murray County Indians baseball team lost 10-0 in five innings last Thursday against Haralson County at North Murray’s field. Hayden Busie started on the mound for the Indians going just 2 2/3 innings and giving up 10 runs before Brendan Owenby came on in relief in the third and finished out the game on the mound not giving up a run in the last two frames. Preston Vanmeter had the lone hit for Murray County.
The Indians traveled to Dalton Friday to take on Coahulla Creek, outlasting the Colts 6-5 and picking up their fourth win of the season. The struggling Indians scored three in the top of the seventh to bring home the victory. Cole Sparks and Kyle Dotson shared pitching duties for Murray County (4-10, 1-2) with Dotson picking up the win. Josh Cain, Brevin Duke, Dotson and Vanmeter all had RBI’s for the Indians. Murray County hit the road last night to face off against Calhoun but stats and scores were not available at press time. The Indians will have another road game Wednesday against Bremen and then Thursday at Adairsville.
The North Murray Mountaineers are riding a five game win streak after three wins in as many days last week. First, they defeated Adairsville 3-2 and then Friday they topped Bremen 9-5. Brady Harper got things rollings for the Mountaineers when he doubled in the bottom of the first and then scored on a Nik Malchesky single. North Murray struck again in the bottom of the third on a two-out two-run single from Preston Poag, Jr, making it 4-1. Catcher Blake Davis swatted a solo homer in the fourth inning and then hit a crucial two-run single in the fifth to put North Murray back ahead after the Blue Devils rallied to tie the game 5-5. Waylyn James got the start on the mound for the Mountaineers, striking out four and giving up three earned runs over four innings. Ethan Payne came in and threw the last three innings, giving up two runs while striking out three and walking one. Davis finished with three RBI’s for North Murray while Poag, Jr. added two. Bond, James, Malchesky and Payne all chipped in an RBI a piece. Saturday the Mountaineers trounced LFO 11-1 but stats weren’t reported. North Murray faced off against Ringgold on the road last night but stats and scores were not available at press time. North Murray hosts Coahulla Creek Thursday beginning at 5:55pm.