The Elbert County Diamond Devils continued their winning ways on Friday night by taking both games of a double-header against the Oglethorpe County Patriots. Elbert County topped Oglethorpe 4-1 in the first game and doubled their scoring in the nightcap, winning 8-1.
The night belonged to Bryce Bowen, a senior bound for Clemson once he finishes his high school career. Bowen went deep once in the first game and twice in the second game, giving him three home runs on the night. Bowen, who was already leading the region in home runs, padded his lead with the three dingers. Daniel Lavender, who pitched the second game of the double-header, also homered.
In the opener, Elbert County had six hits and two walks, scoring four times and leaving six men on base.
Oglethorpe managed just four hits and one runner walked but could not get a runner across home plate. They left five on base.
In the second game Elbert County collected 10 hits and four walks, scoring eight times and leaving seven men on base.
Oglethorpe did manage one run in the second game, again recording four hits and a walk. The Patriots left four men on base in the second game.
Elbert County’s record now improves to 11-2 on the season and 4-1 in region play.
Our next broadcast will be Monday as Elbert County takes on George Walton Academy out of Monroe. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.