Chester County Jr. Eagles strikeout Adamsville in double-header

Hunter Mclemore led the junior Eagles to a win in their first game of a double header against the Adamsville Cardinals. In the four inning game, he struck out six batters. In the second game, he scored a run with the help of Caleb Cole sending him home. Photo by Robin Privett

By Kendall Patterson
Staff Writer

The Junior Eagles of Chester Junior High School won two more games on Friday, Feb. 21 in a double-header against Adamsville making them 4-0 for the season.
In the first game, the Eagles shutout the Cardinals for an incredible score of 10-1 with Hunter Mclemore leading them from the mound.
During the four-inning game, he struck out six batters.
“The boys’ bats were hot,” CCJHS Baseball Head Coach Chad Hanna said.
In the second game, the Eagles took home the win but not as easily as the first.
The Cardinals scored a run in the first inning, but the Eagles did not. After 3 scoreless innings for both teams, Chester County went up to bat in the top of the last inning with a goal in mind; to comeback and take the lead.
Caleb Cole hit a double and Mclemore was walked intentionally.
Then came the gamechanger.
With runners on second and first, Dean Estes smacked the ball into deep center field sending them home.
After stopping the Cardinals from scoring further in the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles defeated them for the second time 2-1.
Hanna said he felt really good about his team after their victories.