ACA baseball

The Lions will start NCISAA state championship play this week.

The Asheville Christian Academy baseball team finished off a season sweep of Christ School last week in a 9-3 win on the Greenies’ home field. Two weeks ago, the Lions held on to beat Christ School, 5-4.

In the rematch, the Lions used a big sixth inning to seal the outcome.

The Lions got out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning thanks in part to an RBI single by Chip Hoornstra. Christ School responded with two in the bottom half of the inning to tie the score, but ACA began to pull away from the Greenies in the fifth inning thanks to an RBI single by Seth Coxie.

The nail in the Christ School coffin came in the sixth after Josh Morgan and Tyler Reinhardt his sacrifice flies, and Ben Michael homered to put the game out of reach.

Luke Collier led the Lions on the mound. He pitched five and a third innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out eight.

The Lions tallied a total of 13 hits on the day led by Hoornstra, who went three for three.

The Lions finished off its regular season with a 9-3 win over Franklin High School, pushing ACA’s overall record to 10-8 overall.

ACA will start NCISAA state championship play this week.

The Lions drew the No. 4 seed in the Western Region and will take on unseeded Gaston Christian in the tournament’s opening round.

Soccer News

The ACA girls soccer team completed its regular season with a blowout victory over Spartanburg Day School.

The Lions scored early and often on their way to a 12-3 win.

In coach Brenton Benware’s first season at the helm, ACA finished with a 12-2 overall record and secured the conference championship. They also drew the No. 4 seed in the West and will open up state tournament play this week against Concord Academy.

For more information about Asheville Christian Academy, visit www.ashevillechristian.com.

To follow ACA athletics, track them on Twitter @ACAAthletics or on the school’s MaxPreps page. View all NCISAA tournament scores and schedules at www.ncisaa.org.

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