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Clarksville, TN – The Kenwood Knights and the Rossview Hawks faced off in a District 10-AAA doubleheader Wednesday, April 16th. The Rossview Hawks successfully defended their home field twice, sweeping the Knights 4-1 and 11-0.
The Knights struggled to plate runs all night, scoring only one in two games. The lone run came in the first game.
Rossview’s Brett Wilson subdued the Knights for 7 1/3 innings, allowing just one run from five hits. He struck out nine and walked four. He opened the top of the seventh inning with his last two walks before being replaced with Hunter Blake.Blake picked up the save turning a double play and striking out one.
Kenwood’s Alberto Lozado pitched a complete game, earning the loss. Lozado allowed four runs from three hits, walked seven and struck out three. Two of Lozado’s walks brought in runs.
Will Kopke scored the Knights only run. With two runners on, he hit a hard grounder up the middle that struck the pitcher and beat the throw to first for an RBI. It tied the game 1-1 after two innings.
The tie held until the fourth inning when Lozado walked in a run for the Hawks. Austin Davis hit an RBI single in the fifth and Lozado walked in the Hawks last run in the seventh.
After holding the Knights to one run in the first game, the Hawks shutout the Knights in the second.
Rossview’s Kevin Kane struck out 11 Knights on his way to a complete game shutout victory. He allowed only three hits in the game.
While Kane dominated from the mound, the Hawks offense soared to 10 runs in five innings. After scoring three in the second, they plated eight runs in the fourth.
Kenwood’s Joe Allen took most of the damage. He was tagged with six of the 10 runs in his 4 1/3 innings on the mound. He allowed five hits, walked five and struck out one.
Chris Sisco relieved Allen in the fourth, but he did not slow down the Hawks offense. He allowed five runs from one hit and walked two.
Rossview’s Austin Davis, Owen James and Colin Baber had multiple RBI in the second game.
The score jumped to 5-0 when Baber hit one past a diving Kenwood first baseman for a 2 RBI double. Later in the same inning, Davis hit a line drive into left field that brought in two more runs, despite being tagged out after over-running second base.
James scored the last two runs with a bloop shot that dropped in shallow center field. Ahead 11-0, Kane struck out the Knights batters- one, two, three, in their last at bat to end the game.
Box Score – Game 1
Box Score – Game 2
Marlon Scott is a freelance journalist and writer. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Communications, majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in print and web journalism.
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