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Varsity Baseball 3/13/24 & 3/18/24

April 15, 2024
By Johana Gonzalez

CHA Varsity Baseball vs. Faith Hurt and RVCS


Christian Heritage Academy Varsity Baseball team started the season off with a win. Their first away game against Faith Christian Hurt on March 13, 2024, resulted in a final winning score of 13-1. At 4:30 pm, the varsity team set out with a well rounded team of seniors, juniors, and sophomores. This team has been together for one previous season. Hunter Manning and Gavin Hodges, both sophomores, pitched for CHA for this game. Manning, CHA’s starting pitcher, struck out nine players. Christian Heritage Academy Varsity Knights stole a staggering total of 13 bases throughout the game. Tommy Rooney, Brodey Oakes, Ty Turner, and Hodges contributed to stealing these bases. Overall, the Varsity Baseball Team collected ten hits. Will Grey and Dylan Mullins secured a lead for CHA. Their batting developed plays in which their teammates could make three runs.

CHA didn’t just perform significantly in those areas; they made zero mistakes in the field, thanks to Rooney. CHA’s Varsity Baseball team is off to a great start this year with such a talented team. They continued this with their first home game against Roanoke Valley Christian School. The game took place at Waid Park at 4:30 pm. CHA had a tight game nearing the end, but they held their own. They ended the game with a final score of  5-7.  Manning continued to prove his pitching skills by striking out  12 players of the RVCS baseball team. He also had the highest batting percentage; he was 3-for-4.  In the first inning, Oakes took a hit from the pitcher, which resulted in a run. Colston Rooney helped build a lead in the first inning by doubling and scoring two runs. CHA was up by three at the end of the first inning. Rooney later on showed up as a relief batter, batting two runs. Rooney secured the bag for CHA by scoring half of the CHA’s points. In the fourth inning, RVCS started gaining on CHA, and they began to put up numbers on the scoreboard. However, CHA managed to keep their lead and won the game. CHA’s Varsity Baseball team gained two consecutive wins early in the season. 

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