The SouthLake Christian Academy baseball team earned its 20th win on April 26, defeating Hickory Grove, 9-2, in a matchup that decided the Metrolina Athletic Conference regular season championship. SouthLake finished 13-1 for the second consecutive season, winning back-to-back titles. Runner up Hickory grove fell to 12-2 in the league.
Eagles’ ace Jared Fortune fell behind early, surrendering a run in the second inning, but helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the fourth frame, which sailed over the 340-foot sign at Hickory Grove’s baseball stadium. His blast gave SouthLake the lead for good as the Eagles scored six times in the sixth to break the game open. Fortune finished with a complete game for his sixth victory of the season.
SouthLake traveled to High Point on Thursday, April 28, to take on 3A rival High Point Christian in their last regular-season game. The Eagles will host their first-round game in the MAC conference tournament on Monday, May 2. The opponent has yet to be determined as of April 26. The MAC semi-finals and finals will be held at Gaston Christian on May 3 and 5, respectively.