By Louis Mellini
The Hamilton Aggies were crowned the area champions after winning their game against Fayette on Tuesday, April 12.
The Aggies played three times last week against Fayette County, starting with their game on Tuesday and finishing with a double-header on Thursday, April 14.
The Aggies won by a big scoreline 13-0, in their first game that lasted only five innings after scoring a ton of runs in the top of the ninth.
Hamilton kicked off the scoring at the top of the first inning, scoring two runs.
Fayette was able to hold the Aggies scoreless for the following inning, but Hamilton again scored two in the third inning.
The floodgates were opened in the fourth inning as Hamilton scored nine runs while keeping Fayette County off of the scoresheet for the game.
Neither team scored in the fifth, and the game was ended early after Hamilton’s high scoring performance.
Hamilton’s Bryant Loving was among the star performers in the game, hitting a home run and getting two hits from four at bats while scoring two runs and recording three RBIs.
Payton Purser had two hits from three trips to the plate and scored two runs and recorded two RBIs.
Eli Jackson started on the mound for the Aggies, pitching all five innings, giving up just five hits and striking out eight batters.
Hamilton’s second game against Fayette came on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m.
The Aggies won the game by another large scoreline at 12-1.
Hamilton was held scoreless in the bottom of the first inning of the game but were able to score seven runs in the bottom of the second.
The third inning saw Hamilton score another four runs before scoring one more run in the following inning.
Hamilton shut out Fayette County intil the top of the fifth and final inning as the Aggies once again had the game ended early because of their high scoring.
Loving, Mason Holloway, Purser and Joseph Aycock all chipped in well from the plate.
Aycock and Loving had two hits from four plate appearances while Purser and Holloway went two for three.
Purser started on the mound and pitched four of the innings giving up three hits and striking out two batters.
Ben Moore took to the mound for the final inning and gave up two hits and one run.
Hamilton lost the final game against Fayette County 3-1 at 7 p.m.
Hamilton struggled to score in the game but not without an effort from the players.
Both Holloway and Will Shotts got two hits from three at bats.
Loving recorded the only run for the Aggies in the game.
Loving also pitched all seven innings, letting up six hits, three runs and striking out eight batters.
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