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Warriors win big, then fall hard

Indian Land pitcher sophomore Zach Johnson pitches against Chesterfield last week. Johnson and Indian Land have struggled this season.
Indian Land pitcher sophomore Zach Johnson pitches against Chesterfield last week. Johnson and Indian Land have struggled this season.

The Indian Land Warriors baseball team won their third game of the season last week by beating North Central, but had its hands full with Chesterfield.

In the Chesterfield game, a 10-1 loss, Indian Land committed seven errors and only had four hits.

The loss put the team at 3-10 on the year and 1-5 in Region III-A.

Chesterfield started out fast, scoring six runs in the first two innings. The Warriors finally got on the board in the third inning with a home run from junior second baseman Chad Jones. That hit, along with two others from senior third baseman Alex Matzeit and a hit from junior catcher Kevin Lawson, was all Indian Land could muster.

The Warriors struggled on the mound as well. Starting pitcher sophomore Zach Johnson went just one inning and gave up six runs on four hits while walking four.

Sophomore Daniel Thomas came in and finished the game going six innings, giving up four more runs on five more hits, while walking four. He did strike out five batters.

Against North Central, things were the exact opposite. Despite still struggling fielding the ball and making four errors, Indian Land pounded out 12 hits and opened the game scoring 12 runs in the first two innings.

Matzeit went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs as well as scored three runs. Thomas went 1-2 with a grand slam and sophomore Tyler Watkins, went 2-2 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

On the mound, senior Andy Sawyer went four inning allowing just two runs on five hits, while striking out four and walking just one.

Off this week for spring break, the Warriors take the field again next week.

Upcoming games

• April 15 vs. Lewisville,

7 p.m.

• April 16 vs. Nation Ford,

7 p.m.

• April 18 vs. North Central, 6:30 p.m.

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