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BCHS baseball loses third straight

BCHS baseball loses third straight

Trailing 5-0 after one half inning, Frankie Mullis hit his first high school home run, a two-run shot, to get the Royals on the board versus Wilkinson County.  Jordan Perdue's first home run, a solo shot leading off the home half of the second, cut the deficit to 5-3.  After giving up three more runs in the top of the third, two Bleckley runners were on with two out.  Neither scored.

Wilco scored eight more runs over the final two innings as BCHS lost 16-4.  Pitching struggled as 12 walks were surrendered and three Warrior batters were hit.  Mullis and Purdue bot finished 1 for 2.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 3.  Bryant Trice was 1 for 2.  Bleckley plays at Northside Monday.  Game time is 5:45 pm.

Top Scorer for Lady Royals to Continue Career in College

Top Scorer for Lady Royals to Continue Career in College

Tyresha Williams signed Friday to continue her basketball career with Chattahoochee Technical College. 

Williams led the Lady Royals in scoring all four years. 

Other accomplishments include being a first-team member of the Region 3-AA All Region team this year. 

She is the first Lady Royal to continue her career at the collegiate level since 2005.

Bats Struggle as Bleckley Falls at Home to Northside

Bats Struggle as Bleckley Falls at Home to Northside

In Tuesday's loss at Dodge County, the Bleckley offense struggled with runners in scoring position.  Those struggles continued Thursday at home versus Northside.  A two on, two out opportunity in the first produced no runs. 

The first of two double plays hit into by Bleckley erased a two on, one out, scoring chance in the second.  Northside pushed a pair across in the fourth.  BC again could not capitalize on a two on, one out situation in the bottom of the fifth.

The Eagles scored four more times over the final two innings as BCHS lost 6-0. 

Eight runners were left on base.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 4.  Caleb Bryant was 1 for 2 with a double.  Friday's home game versus Wilkinson County has been moved to 5 p.m.

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Tuesday was round two of three sub-region contests between the Bleckley and Dodge baseball teams with this one taking place in Eastman.  Dodge led 1-0 for the first four and a half innings.  The Royals missed numerous scoring opportunities including a second and third, two outs in the fourth, and a two on, no outs opportunity in the fifth.

DCHS scored three in their half of the fifth.  Indians starting pitcher Clint Taylor hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth as part of a four-run outburtst.   BC lost 8-1.  Caleb Bryant was 2 for 3 with a double.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 4.  Cal Young was 1 for 2 with a sac fly.  Seven Bleckley runners were left on base.

The Royals host Northside Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

BCHS Soccer Teams Return to the Field, Sweep East Laurens

It'd been over a week since the BCHS soccer teams saw any on-field action.  Their one match scheduled for last week was rained out.  Tuesday, both were back at it taking on East Laurens.  Games were played at Southern Pines Recreation Complex due to field conditions at East Laurens.

Bleckley swept the matches.  Ashley Burton and Amber Lucas scored as the Lady Royals won 2-1.  Jacob Waters scored his seventh and eighth goals in the past three games as the Royals also won 2-1.  Bleckley hosts Dublin April 12.  Boys play at 5 pm with girls to follow. 

The games versus Jefferson will be made up April 13 in Cochran. 

Bleckley Rallies Past East Laurens for Win

Since 2005, the Royals baseball team had never lost to East Laurens at home.  Friday night, that streak was in danger.  The Falcons led 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh and had held Bleckley's offense to just one hit.  It was in the bottom of the seventh when BCHS began its comeback.  Kyle Brown led off with a double.  Cody Jones singled with one out.  Kace Kirkpatrick got a two-out single to score Brown and pinch-runner Justin Chambers to tie the game at 3.

In the bottom of the eighth, a hit by Dusty Jones spun past the East Laurens right fielder and toward the corner.  Jones came around to score on an inside the park home run to give Bleckley a 4-3 win.  Jones finished 2 for 4.  Kirkpatrick went eight inning, scattering eight hits.  He struck out five with no walks.

BCHS Football Assistant Coach Resigns to Take Head Coaching Position

Stacy Nobles, the strength and conditioning coach as well as the secondary and running backs coach for BCHS, has left to become the head football coach at West Laurens High School. 

His resignation was approved by the board of education at their March 16 meeting. 

Nobles was a member of the Bleckley coaching staff for three years. 

He is a Laurens County native and former assistant coach with the Raiders.