Bulldogs grab first win
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.
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