Boys Varsity Baseball · Trojans beat Athens, close in on area title

Muscle Shoals took a step closer to winning a Class 6A, Area 15 baseball championship with a 3-0 victory over Athens at Gattman Park Thursday afternoon.

Carson Knight went the distance on the mound, finishing with 10 strikeouts. The junior UAB commit allowed just four hits in the win.

The Trojans got two hits each from Chandler Moon, Caleb McDougle and Jackson Bratton.

Bratton drove in Clay McGuire and Jackson McCreless in the third inning to give the Trojans a 2-0 advantage. Greyson Thornton drove in Muscle Shoals’ final run with a sacrifice fly.

The two teams play today at Athens in a doubleheader. The Trojans can earn the area regular season championship with one win.

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