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West Hall baseball swept in first round against Calhoun
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CALHOUN — West Hall’s Josh Anderson had a double and an RBI in Game 1, and Tanner Ahmad drove in the only other run on a groundout in its first-round playoff loss Friday against Calhoun.

West Hall’s Brian Newman went 3-for-3 at the plate in Game 2, but no other Spartan had more than one hit as Calhoun’s defense limited the offensive opportunities. The Yellow Jackets won Game 1 6-2 and the second game 4-0.

The Jackets scored five early runs in the first two innings of Game 1 to grab the momentum from the get-go and starting pitcher Rhett Rogers carried them from there. Rogers went all seven innings and gave up just two runs on three hits to earn the win.

He struck out only one West Hall batter, but his defense more than did their job behind him with several great plays to end multiple innings and erase offensive chances for the Spartans (17-11).

Brett Potts picked up right where Rogers left off in Game 2, as he also went the distance on the mound and earned the shutout win. He scattered six hits across seven innings and struck out six while getting out a few jams to keep West Hall off the scoreboard.

Calhoun coach Chip Henderson said he was very pleased with the way his two starters pitched and didn’t give West Hall anything easy as well as the way his defense showed up big time on Friday.

“Rhett is as cool as they come,” said Henderson. “He’s just got tunnel vision when he’s out there. He’s come in some tough spots this season and helped us, and this afternoon he was good once again. He just throws strikes, and we made some big-time defensive plays behind him.