December 7, 2021

Strong start from Cornelius leads Braves in 10-1 region win

(Franklin, GA) — A strong performance starting pitcher Drew Cornelius led the Braves to a 10-1 win over the Temple Tigers Tuesday in Franklin.

The senior hurler tossed five innings allowing just two hits and no earned runs as the Braves scored a crucial Region 5-AA win after Friday’s doubleheader versus Callaway was postponed until later in the season due to the storms.

Senior Brave Drew Cornelius (Photo: Keith Cornelius)

Offensively, Bo Langley had two hits and one RBI while Leroy Marsh and Chance Brown each drove home two Braves runs.

Cornelius and Blayne Barlow each tallied run scoring doubles a the Braves evened up their region record at 1-1.

The Braves (9-7) will return to the diamond versus the Tigers (9-12) tomorrow when they travel to Temple for a 4:30 PM doubleheader to close out the 3-game series.

Through 16 games, Leroy Marsh leads the Braves in hitting with a .354 batting average.

Marsh also leads the squad in runs scored with 17 and stolen bases with 12.

Marsh and Cornelius each lead the team in total hits with 17 and Cornelius leads the squad in RBIs with 12 followed by John Paul Awbrey with nine.

On the mound, Aidan Boyd leads the Braves with three wins and Noah Cantrell has the best ERA at 2.64. Cantrell pitched two scoreless innings of relief in Tuesday’s win. Connell White leads the way in strikeouts with 25 in 23 plus innings of work.

Next week, Heard High will be on spring break and the result will be an unusual schedule versus Bremen. The Braves will host Bremen Monday at Alford Field with a first pitch at 5:30 PM and then will travel to Bremen Thursday for a special 1:00 PM doubleheader start time.

The Braves will make up the home doubleheader versus Callaway late in the regular season.

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