By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Wolverine baseball team finished their non-region schedule last week when they hosted North Murray on Tuesday and then traveled to Sonoraville on Friday. They were scheduled to play Ider High School on Friday, but Ider canceled, and Coach Chris Brown was able to pick up the game at Sonoraville to make up for it.
The Wolverines had defeated North Murray in a scrimmage game in early February by a 17-8 score, but this was a much-improved team.
DCHS took an early lead, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning, but the North Murray team settled in after that.
The Wolverines added another run in the fourth inning and held a 3-0 lead heading into the seventh when North Murray rallied for two runs, but Dade held on for a 3-2 win.
Brett Kay picked up the win with Colton Emmett pitching the last two innings and getting the save for the Wolverines.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
N. Murray 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 02 08 01
Dade 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 03 07 00
On Friday, the Wolverines traveled to Sonoraville and watched the game slip away early, giving up four first inning runs, and were never able to recover.
The Phoenix scored four runs off three hits and a walk in the first inning and never looked back as they went on to defeat the Wolverines 11-1 in five innings.
Kaden Moore provided the only Wolverine run when he hit a home run in the top of the fifth inning to make it an 8-1 game.
Brodie Swader took the loss, giving up four runs in the first inning, only two of which were earned. Brayden Nethery came on in relief giving up one earned run over 3.2 innings.
Dade’s defense fell apart in the game making six errors.
The Wolverines managed just three hits off the Sonoraville lefty who is a Penn State commitment.
Moore hit a home run and Brett Kay and Nethery picked up the other Wolverine hits.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Dade 0 0 0 0 1 01 03 06
Sonorville 4 3 1 0 3 11 08 00
The Wolverines open Region 7-AA schedule this week when they travel to Coosa on Monday for a 4:30 p.m., game and then host the Eagles on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and then travel back to Coosa on Friday for a 4:30 p.m., game.
Region 7-AA went to a three-game series this season and everyone except Dade started last week with Model, Coosa and Pepperell all picking up three game sweeps over Fannin County, Gordon Central and Chattooga.
Next week DCHS will host Fannin County on Monday and Friday and travel to Blue Ridge on Wednesday with games starting at 5 p.m.