GCA defeated Batesburg Leesville 3-1 on Tuesday night to start region play 1-0. Brent Stukes was dominant on the mound recording 14 strikeouts in six innings. Dom McIntosh finished off the seventh inning to seal the victory. The War Eagles only allowed 5 combined hits on the night. GCA struggled at the plate, but scratched across 3 in the fifth with a series of walks and passed balls. The War Eagles never gave up the lead after that. Turner Thackston lead the way at the plate reaching base three times. Zach Ebert also went 1-3 with an RBI.
The win moves GCA to 7-2 (1-0) on the season. We will be back in action Friday night at Batesburg Leesville.