TFC Eagles (24 – 13) hosted the junior varsity squad from NCAA Division III Piedmont College on Wednesday. The Eagles took game one 8 – 2 behind solid pitching from Josh Hill and two runs batted in from Josh Ward, Zack Warner, and Jordan Couillard, respectively. The weather would not cooperate for game two and it was abandoned after the first inning.
The Eagles jumped on top of the Lions and led 5 – 0 after scoring two in the first inning and three more in the second inning. After Piedmont brought the game to 5 – 1 in their half of the third, the Eagles plated three additional runs in the fourth to take the 8 – 1 lead. The Lions would tack on an additional run in the seventh for a final score of 8 – 2.
TFC collected just six hits in the win, including a two run home run from Jordan Couillard. Josh Ward finished 1 – 4 with two runs scored, a stolen base, and two RBI’s. Matt Alligood walked twice and scored two runs. Justin Key was 1 – 2 with a run and a stolen base. AJ Mussler and Adam Reynolds also scored for the Eagles. Chris White led the Lions at the plate; 2 – 2 with a run and walk. Daniel Lindsey scored a run for the Lions as well.
Starting pitcher Josh Hill earned the victory and threw five innings, allowed three hits, an earned run, walked three and struck out four. Jackson Warnock finished the game for the Eagles with two innings, two hits, an earned run, three walks, and two strikeouts.
The regular season will come to an end for the Eagles this weekend as TFC hosts Hiwassee College in a three game series. Friday’s game will begin at 3:00 and Saturday’s doubleheader will be at 1:00 and 3:00. Senior Day activities will precede the start of game one on Saturday. Seniors Corey Warner, Adam Reynolds, and Micah Ellington will be honored on Senior Day for their contributions to the TFC program.
4/18 Update: Due to impending weather, this weekend’s games with Hiwassee College have been moved to Saturday at 4:00 and Sunday at 2:00 and 5:00. Senior Day activities will still be held prior to Saturday’s 4:00 game.