GCS storms past North Raleigh after big performances from Nate Ledford, Grayson Guy, and Kevin Riley

GCS gathers in the postgame huddle and listens intently to Coach Tim Brown
GCS gathers in the postgame huddle and listens intently to Coach Tim Brown

With Baseball season in full swing, Gaston Christian (1-1) began it's season with a split against two high-level teams from Winston Salem and Raleigh. 

GCS kicked off the new season underneath it's brand new lights with a tough loss (7-2) to a solid Forsyth Country Day squad. Junior pitcher Nate Ledford and freshman pitcher Grayson Guy took a no-hit bid into the 7th inning; however, after an unfortunate sequence of events, Forsyth took the lead late and GCS was unable to rally in the bottom of the 7th. Despite the tough loss, the Eagles were led at the plate by sophomore Carson Lankford, who went 1-1, with two walks and one RBI. Sophomore Casey Hagaman and junior Ethan Revels also added a hit. 
Following the tough loss, the Eagles bounced back with an impressive 11-1 victory over a scrappy North Raleigh team. Junior Nate Ledford led the Eagles on the mound with a complete-game, 3-hitter while tallying 6 strikeouts. At the plate, the Eagles scored early and often. Freshman Grayson Guy tallied 4 RBI's by way of a 1st inning, grand slam over the right field fence. Junior Kevin Riley had an impressive two hit performance at the plate. Freshman Cody Chapman, junior Caleb Venn, and sophomore Casey Hagaman all joined the hit parade.
Gaston Christian starts the week with another non-conference game Tuesday, before starting conference play on Thursday at Southlake Christian Academy. GCS then has a quick turnaround with a home game Friday night at 6pm.