The Eagles took the field last night after over a week off to face off in a non-conference matchup against Greensboro Day School, in which GCS fell to the Bengals 8-2. Sloppy and rusty play resulted in the Eagles playing from behind from start to finish in hopes to make up for defensive miscues and slow bats.
Junior Nate Ledford accounted for 2 of the 3 hits for Gaston Christian, including a 7th inning homerun to centerfield. Freshman Grayson Guy accounted for the only other hit for the Eagles on the evening. On the mound, Nate Ledford, Cody Chapman, and Grayson Guy all saw multiple innings for GCS.
After the game, once the crowd had dispersed and all that was left were the lights shining bright into the foggy Friday night sky, the Eagles had a few players hitting in the cage in an attempt to correct the wrongs that were made on the field mere minutes after a frustrating loss. With an important stretch of games slated for next week, they knew how important it was to get as many cuts in as possible, so their at-bats would yield different results next week.
Gaston Christian (6-5) is in the playoff hunt and currently tied for 2nd in the conference as they enter four games next week against Southlake Christian, Gaston Day, Metrolina Christian, and Christ School. The Eagles look to even up the season series with Southlake on Monday night at 7pm at Gaston Christian School.