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MCHS Baseball Ends Season at 9AA Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Darnell   
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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The MCHS Baseball team ended their season this week in the play-in game in the District 9AA Tournament. Earlier in the week they finished their regular season against Gordonsville.

On Tuesday May 1st Macon hosted the Gordonsville Tigers. Andrew Kempf took the mound for his final home game appearance and got the win. Gordonsville struck first scoring one run in the bottom of the first inning. However, in the bottom of the first Andrew Kempf led off with a double and Shane Hesson was walked. Ryan Craighead then sacrificed over the runners with a bunt and Jacob McClard drove in the first run on a fielder’s choice. In the 3rd inning Austin Craighead rallied with a single, Ian Whittemore hit a double, and Kempf flied out to center. Hesson then hit a double and gathered 2 RBIs. Ryan Craighead, McClard (RBI), and Tyler Kemp (RBI) all hit singles. After three innings Macon led 5-2. In the sixth Jacob Haley drove in McClard and Kemp for two more runs. In the seventh, Austin Craighead had a double, Ian Whittemore a single, Kempf a double (2RBIs) and Hesson hit a fielder’s choice (RBI). Final score was MCHS 10 Gordonsville 4.

On Thursday May 3rd, MCHS had to compete in the play-in-game in the District 9AA tournament. They faced the War Eagles from Sycamore whom they played two fairly close games during the regular season. It just wasn’t meant to be as Macon dropped the game by a score of 0-10.

All-in-all not a bad showing for the freshman season of new skipper Juan Clariday. Kempf is the only senior on the team so the Tigers should return a solid squad next season. Macon finishes with an overall record of 14-16 for the season.