Bulldogs grab first win

Published 9:32 pm Monday, April 29, 2019

The King’s Fork High School baseball team got its first win of the year in a tough game over rival Lakeland High School.

In a makeup home game, the Bulldogs scored the only run of the game in the second inning and were able to hold off Lakeland for the 1-0 win.

Aidan Gay pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs and had seven strikeouts. Demonta Hawkins and Walden handled pitching duties for the Cavs, with Hawkins taking the loss. Lakeland did out-hit King’s Fork 4-3.

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It was a hard-fought win for a Bulldogs team that felt it were on the cusp on earning a victory sooner or later. Bulldogs Coach Robert Hedrick told his team to stay the course and not get discouraged despite being winless. The Bulldogs could use the much-needed momentum from this win to try to string some more wins together.

Lakeland is now at 4-9 on the year. Both teams will meet again before the regular season ends. King’s Fork will face Grassfield High School at home at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lakeland will face Western Branch High School at home at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

King’s Fork 1, Lakeland 0

KFHS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0—1

LHS 0 0 0 0 0  0 0—0

KFHS: Hits 3—Bonneville, Gay, Martino; Runs 1—Boone; RBI 1—Martino

LHS: Hits 3—Walden, Boone, Hawkins