JVs sweep doubleheader

Published 8:42 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

McKay Chamberlain knocked in four runs, Cody Hendrix launched a home run as part of a four-RBI day, and Zach Hudspeth cruised on the mound as Davie’s junior varsity baseball team battered visiting Reynolds 12-2 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Game two was not as lopsided, but Davie still won with little trouble, 12-8.

In game one, Chamberlain went 3 for 3. Hendrix, a freshman, went 2 for 4 with his first high-school long ball.

“I knew it was coming,” coach Jason Harbour said of Hendrix’s home-run power. “I just didn’t know when we were going to get to see it. He’s got a very smooth swing and we look for big things to come from Hendrix.”

Jake Barneycastle singled, scored three runs and swiped two bases. Hudspeth went all five innings, allowing two hits and one earned run.

In game two, the War Eagles (5-1, 4-1 Central Piedmont Conference) led by scores of 8-1 and 11-2 before settling for a four-run victory that extended their winning streak to five.

“They hit the ball,” Harbour said. “They were not a bad hitting team. Hudspeth overpowered them in game one, but they were a pretty good hitting ballclub.”

Three Davie pitchers allowed a season high in runs, but it hardly mattered as Jesse Draughn (2-4, three RBIs), Landon Bandy (1-1, four runs, two walks, hit by pitch) and Sam Heafner (1-2, three RBIs) highlighted a productive offense.