After a 13 – 1 TFC win yesterday, the season series between TFC and Clearwater Christian was completed on Saturday in a doubleheader played at TFC. The visiting Cougars (10 – 30) took game one 3 – 5 but Toccoa Falls (23 – 13) answered in game two of the doubleheader, 1 – 0. The five game season series between the region rivals finished in Toccoa’s favor four games to one.
Clearwater’s Jake Reidy powered the Cougars to victory in game one with two home runs to deep left. Reidy finished 3 – 3 with two runs scored and all five of CCC’s runs batted in. The fireworks provided by Reidy were too much for TFC to overcome as the Eagles left 10 runners on base in the loss. AJ Mussler and Ronnie Stewart each had two hits for the Eagles. Stewart finished 2 – 4 with a run and an RBI. Also scoring for TFC were Jordan Couillard and Josh Hill. Corey Warner and Zack Warner drove in a run each.
Zach Breedan took the loss for the Eagles. Breedan threw four innings and allowed five hits, five runs, four earned, two walks, and two strike outs. Micah Ellington pitched three innings of relief with one hit, no runs, two walks, and two strikeouts. Wade Irwin allowed 8 hits, four walks, three runs, two earned, and three strikeouts in a complete game for the Cougars.
TFC’s Justin Key and Clearwater’s Stephen Martin squared off in a pitcher’s dual in the second game of the doubleheader. Both pitchers silenced the offenses without allowing a run through the first 5 innings of the game. Each team had runners on base throughout the game, but the score remained deadlocked at 0 – 0 until TFC’s Zack Warner took Martin’s first pitch of the sixth inning to straight away center for his second home run of the season. Key finished the Cougars in the 7th inning for the complete game, 1 – 0 win.
Justin Key pitched 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, no runs, three walks, and 6 strikeouts in the shutout. Martin took the loss and pitched 6 innings, allowed 5 hits, one walk, four strikeouts, and an earned run.
The Eagles will return to action on Wednesday as they host NCAA Division III Piedmont College’s JV squad for a double header starting at 2:00. TFC will conclude their regular season with a three game series at home with Hiwassee College on April 19 – 20. Friday’s game will begin at 3:00 and Saturday’s double header is slated to begin at 1:00.