No. 1 Morgan Academy rolls past Fort Dale
Top-ranked Morgan Academy relied on its pitching depth to remain unbeaten.
Behind the pitching of Matthew Davis and Jeremy Lee’s no-hitter, the Senators swept past Fort Dale 7-1 and 12-0 in a doubleheader Tuesday night at home.
Morgan Academy is now 21-0 overall, 4-0 in Area play.
In game one, Davis overcame three potential horrific innings to get the win. He struck out eight batters, allowed a run on just five hits.
“I struggled from the beginning, but I found a way to figure it out,” Davis said. “Having a good defense behind me gives me a lot of confidence.”
Gunnar Henderson hit a two-run homer in game one.
The Senators put the first game away with a five-spot in the fifth inning. Jeremy Lee hit a two-run double. Xavier Green and Joseph Estes each hit RBI singles, Dione Allen scored on a wild pitch in the inning.
The second game was called because of the state’s 10-run mercy rule after 12 innings.
Lee threw a no-hitter and struck out seven in the second game.
In game two, Xavier Green had two hits and three RBI for the Senators. Gunnar Henderson had a two-run triple, Brayton Brown added a two-run single. Joseph Estes drove in two runs.
Senators coach Stephen Clements praised the pitching performances of Lee and Davis.
“I thought our pitching staff did an outstanding job,” Clements said. “Matthew did a good job facing adversity. Jeremy came out and delivered fastballs in the mid-90’s. I was also pleased with our approaches at the plate in the second game.”