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Munroe downs Franklin County, Westwood

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Taking advantage of steady pitching and strong hitting, the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School dispatched Franklin County on March 10 at home and Westwood (Camilla, Ga.) on the road March 13 in a pair of games shortened by the run rule. In doing so, Munroe kept its record perfect at 11-0. 

“We’re happy to be where we are, but we’re still humble,” said Head Coach Jayme Williams. “We know we’ve got a lot to work on, our defense for one, if we want to get better.” 

The Bobcats got the past week started with a bang, as they pounded out 12 hits in the four-inning affair with the visiting Seahawks from East Point. Ten different Bobcats hit the ball, led by juniors Nolan Haire and Will Harris with two each. Haire and senior Myles Edwards each had three RBIs. 

“Our bats came back to life after the Brookwood game,” said Williams. “Combined with our pitching, we were pretty efficient.” 

Harris, who got the start, pitched two shutout innings for the win. Edwards closed, throwing the final two innings and striking out three Seahawks. On the night, the Bobcats limited their guests to one hit and one unearned run.

Against Westwood, Munroe roared to a quick 8-0 first inning lead and never looked back as they defeated the host Wildcats 16-3 in the five inning game. The Bobcats banged out 15 hits, running their total of games with 10 or more hits on the season to nine. Leading the way was Stephen Miller with three hits, followed by Casey Mathers, Myles Edwards, Bo Bailey, Bradley Klees and Will Harris with two hits each. Bailey, Klees and Harris all had three RBIs. Mathers, who ran his pitching record to 5-0, threw three innings of two-hit ball for the win. Junior Sean Newton pitched the final two innings to close. 

“This was another solid effort,” said Williams. “Pitching and hitting was the difference. We had a couple of errors, and we need to get that corrected, but otherwise I’m pleased with our approach thus far.”

This week, the Bobcats travel to Jacksonville to participate in the P’Town Classic spring break tournament. The Bobcats will be tested as they face seven-time state champions Goodpasture Christian from Madison, Tenn., on Tuesday, Christ’s Church Academy on Wednesday, and 5A Palatka on Thursday. 

“We’ll play some really good teams in a short period of time,” said Williams. “Our pitching will get tested, as will our offense and defense, but we really feel like this will help us in the long run, regardless of the outcome. We’re looking forward to playing this level of 

competition.”