The Science Hill Hilltoppers swept two games from Volunteer this week: 9-2 on Monday at Science Hill, and 9-1 Tuesday at Volunteer.
On Monday, Science Hill fired up the offense in the first inning, when Ben Edwards singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
Science Hill tallied three runs in the second inning. Caleb Marmo had a home run in the inning to lead the run scoring.
Drew Honeycutt led things off on the mound for the Hilltoppers. He lasted four innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out six.
Eli Dixon was on the pitcher’s mound for Volunteer. He surrendered five runs on four hits over one and two-thirds innings. Peyton Deerick and Jesse Rollins entered the game from the bullpen, throwing three and a third innings and one inning respectively.
Science Hill stole six bases during the game. Cade McCoy led the way with two.
Tuesday, Science Hill put up five runs in the sixth on its way to a 9-1 victory over Volunteer.
Batters contributing to the big inning included Josh Wooten, Jackson Hill, and Landon Slemp, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Science Hill got things started in the second inning when Gehrig Carcich’s sac fly scored one run for the Hilltoppers.
Volunteer evened things up at one in the bottom of the second inning when Bobby Montgomery singled.
Science Hill Hilltoppers pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. Caleb Marmo’s sac fly scored one run for Science Hill and Slemp singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Slemp was the winning pitcher for Science. He went five innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out eight and walking one. Hunter Phillips and Quinn Boyle entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Tucker Bellamy took the loss for Volunteer. He surrendered eight runs on eight hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out two.