Atmore Christian falls to East Hill 4-2

Published 9:06 am Monday, March 28, 2011

Atmore Christian Rams pitcher Tyler Dehott slings a pitch during the Rams’ loss to East Hill on March 15.|Photo by AJ Beachy

The Atmore Christian School Rams are sitting at 2-2 after dropping their last two games with a 4-2 loss to East Hill Christian on Tuesday, March 15 and a 10-0 loss to the Central Christian Saints on Friday, March 11.

The Rams will go into their next game against looking to get back above .500 when they take on Gateway in Atmore. The game begins at 4:30 p.m. at Houston Avery Park.

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The Rams of Atmore Christian School suffered their second loss of the season to East Hill Christian falling 4-2 at Houston Avery Park in Atmore.

The Rams (2-2) played a tight contest with East Hill, but errors and stranded runners proved to be the difference in the loss.

According to the Rams head coach Anthony Swartzendruber, a hit or two could have changed the outcome of the game.

“We left some runners on base in a number of innings where a big hit could have made a big difference,” he said. “We continue to improve and when our hitting comes around, we’ll be a much tougher team.”

The Rams were led by Christian Swartzendruber on offense as he hit 3-for-4 in the game with two singles, a double and a run.

Josh McDonald and Brian Rolin each went 1-for-3 in the loss, while Thomas Moore went 0-for-3, but scored a run.

Tyler Dehoff started on the mound for the Rams and pitched seven innings giving up one earned run, while recording five strikeouts.

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After opening their inaugural season with two straight wins, the Atmore Christian School Rams suffered their first-ever loss being shut out 10-0 by the Central Christian School Saints in Robertsdale.

The Rams (2-1) offense stalled in the loss, while the defense made some mistakes fielding against a tough opponent.

Rams head coach Anthony Swartzendruber said his team played well against a good opponent despite their mistakes.

“Our pitchers did a good job of scattering six hits, but committed seven errors against a team that puts the ball in play a lot, so we gave up a lot of runs,” he said. “We did face a good pitcher in Alex Davis and we only had a couple of guys who were able to put the ball in play against him.”

Offensively, Tyler Dehoff went 1-for-2 with a single and a stolen base, while Christian Swartzendruber did not record a hit, but stole a base.

Dehoff pitched four innings for the Rams giving up three earned runs with one strikeout, while Swartzendruber gave up two earned runs in two innings.