Colonels pick up 1st baseball win of season over Gretna

Altavista varsity baseball, after getting off to a rough start against overpowering teams from larger schools Rustburg and Brookville, collected its first runs and its first win of the season by edging out rivals Gretna 2-1 last Wednesday at home.

“It’s always good to get a win, especially against your rival,” commented head coach Kyle Hoehne. “The guys have been working hard, and they came together well for that game. They made several great defensive plays, some to keep the game tied, and then some to hold our lead. It’s a good start and a good momentum builder,” he added. “We’re still looking to improve, of course.”

Braxton Eades pitched 6 1/3 innings to earn the win, and Bailey Stinnette finished the game up and is credited with the save. Dakota Ashby batted in both runs, including the game-winning RBI. Scoring for the Colonels were Gavin Stevens and Dillon Crozier. Crozier went 1-1 with two walks in the game.

For more on this story, see this week's Altavista Journal.