The South Forsyth War Eagles Varsity lost a battle of the bats on Monday at South Forsyth HS, falling short in a 9-8 ballgame against West Forsyth HS.
Alec Kliphouse racked up two RBIs on two hits for the South Forsyth War Eagles Varsity. He singled in the second and seventh innings.
Lucas Ellenberg got the win for West Forsyth HS. He allowed one run over two innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered two hits.
West Forsyth HS was sparked by Thomas Arumdale and Mason McWhorter, who teamed up for five hits and four RBIs.
Kliphouse couldn't get it done on the hill for the South Forsyth War Eagles Varsity, taking a loss. He allowed nine runs in 6 1/3 innings, walked six and struck out six.
The bottom of the second saw the South Forsyth War Eagles Varsity take an early lead, 1-0.
West Forsyth HS scored two runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with two more in the seventh. In the third, West Forsyth HS scored on a two-run home run by Arumdale, plating Connor Weldy.
It didn't take long for the South Forsyth War Eagles Varsity to respond as they scored six runs of their own in the fifth. The South Forsyth War Eagles Varsity scored on an RBI single by Max Schmal, a walk by Kliphouse, an RBI single by Matt Cunningham, and a three-run double by Grant Pearce.
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