Edgewood sluggers lead Wildcats to sweep of Northside

The Edgewood baseball team ended a three-game losing streak Saturday with a pair of road victories against Northside Methodist. The Wildcats had four players hit home runs across the two games and improved to 7-11 on the season. In the opener, the Wildcats blew the game open with a five-run third inning. Drez Crawford opened […]

The Edgewood baseball team ended a three-game losing streak Saturday with a pair of road victories against Northside Methodist. The Wildcats had four players hit home runs across the two games and improved to 7-11 on the season.

In the opener, the Wildcats blew the game open with a five-run third inning. Drez Crawford opened the scoring with a home run to left field before Cade Bazzell added another homer four batters later.

Crawford reached base to lead off the next inning and scored on the first homerun of the season by Kolby Potts. Sam Silas added a two-run double while Alex Johnson and Dawson Owens each knocked in one run to lead Edgewood to a 10-4 win.

Luke Sisson got the victory on the mound for the Wildcats. He allowed three earned runs across five innings while striking out nine for his first win of the season.

Edgewood’s offense was back at it in the second game, jumping out to a 3-0 lead on a three-run shot to left field by Johnson. The Wildcats never trailed on their way to a 12-4 victory.

Crawford added three more RBIs, doubling his season’s total. Kam Burleson had the biggest game of his season, reaching base three times and knocking in three runs.

SOFTBALL

Edgewood falls in championship of Macon Tournament

After losing to Glenwood in pool play Friday, the Edgewood softball team had a chance to avenge its loss in the championship game Saturday night. However, the Wildcats saw their defense fail them and could not get any offense going to match it in the 9-0 defeat.

Edgewood (22-7) did not allow a hit in the championship game but recorded eight errors, allowing Glenwood to build an insurmountable lead. The Wildcats got two hits from Madison White at the plate but the team finished 1 for 8 with runners on base.

Despite the championship game loss, Edgewood had several positives to take away from the weekend tournament. In the semifinal game, Mary Michael Burnham pitched a six-inning perfect game in a 6-0 win over Macon-East.

White hit two home runs and knocked in eight runs during the team’s three games in bracket play to lead the Wildcats to the title game. Faith Wheat recorded a four-hit game during the team’s 14-7 win over Hooper Academy in the first round.