HPCA storms back, downs Davidson Day 14-4
Trailing by three runs after the first inning, the High Point Christian Academy baseball team stormed back with five runs in the second to overtake Davidson Day for a 14-4 nonconference win Thursday at Oakview Baptist Church.
The Cougars (14-3) scored five runs on three hits in the second to lead 5-3, then added two runs in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and sixth to seal the win.
“It was a bit disappointing that we came out with no energy,” High Point Christian coach Corey Gesell said. “But we were able to hit the ball on the nose and get the lead.”
Levi Gesell was 3 for 4 with five RBIs to lead the way for the Cougars, who play again Monday at Clover Garden, while Jared Bergsma was also 2 for 3 with one RBI.
After allowing the first four batters of the game to reach base, High Point Christian starting pitcher Ben White retired the next twelve batters in securing the win. He pitched four innings, allowing only two earned runs on two hits while striking out four.
Jack Kalls took the loss for Davidson Day (9-3), allowing three earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out one in 2 1⁄3 innings.