From Staff Reports
The Athens Review
The Athens Hornets swept the first round of District 15-3A play with a dominating 12-2 win over Brownsboro Friday night at Hornet Field.
The game was originally scheduled to be in Brownsboro, but was moved due to unplayable field conditions at Brownsboro.
AHS scored seven of their runs in the third inning.
Garrett Conley ripped a three-run double during the inning to break it wide open.
Hornets batters Adam Stallings, Lance Funkhouser and Daniel Mossberger were hit in the inning by starting pitcher Raul Gutierrez.
Shelby Rogers came on in relief and hit Adam Jones to drive in a run.
Brownsboro had runs in the fourth and fifth inning on an RBI double by Miles Spencer and an RBI single by Cory Dodds.
Conley led the way for the Hornets at the plate going 3-for-4 with four RBI’s and two runs scored.
Travis Takata went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Gabe Gross went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Conley picked up the win with a complete-game six hitter, striking out one and giving up six hits.
BHS (1-4 in district) was led by Blake Ralson — who went 1-for-2 with one run scored.
Ralson had a double in the fifth inning.
Gutierrez took the loss as he went 2 1/3 innings of four hit baseball. He allowed four runs and struck out one batters.
AHS travels to Canton tonight, while BHS hosts Mabank. Both games are 7 p.m. starts.