The Heritage Hawks baseball team took control of Tuesday afternoon’s game against visiting Glenwood Academy from Alabama retiring the side in order in the top of the first.
In the bottom of the inning, the Hawks scored twice.
There wasn’t too much more to for Heritage to celebrate as Glenwood dominated the rest of the way, scoring six runs in the second, four in the third and eight in the fourth en route to an 18-2 victory in a game called after four innings by the mercy rule.
Heritage’s David White and Vinny Carnazzo drove in the runs in the bottom of the first to give the Hawks the early lead.
Lead-off hitter Andrew Rich, White and Chandler Retsky had the the only three hits for the Hawks.
Glenwood pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of four errors by the Hawks en route to their road victory.
Four pitchers went to the mound for the Hawks with Cole Stephens and Rich striking out a batter each.
James Slade went the distance for Glenwood, striking out three and walking two.
With the loss, Heritage drops to 1-3. The Hawks return home Friday for a game against Calvary Christian.
The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but moved since the school’s basketball team is playing rival Trinity that day in a Final Four matchup at Mercer University in Macon.
The first pitch is set for 4 p.m. It will be the second meeting this year between the two teams,
Heritage lost to Calvary Christian on the road in the first outing.
Offensively, Glenwood got plenty of help from the bottom half of its lineup as Brooks Barton drove in four runs from the eighth spot.
He also scored three runs and had two hits.
Liam Carbone drove in three runs on two hits while batting ninth.