CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Christian Burnett had two hits and drove in three runs to lead McCallie baseball to a 6-5 win over arch rival Baylor in the opening game of their three-game Division II East/Middle regional series Thursday night.
Burnett delivered a two-run single in the Blue Tornado's four-run third inning and followed with an RBI-double in the fifth that provided the winning margin.
Jackson Cooper's two-run single gave Baylor a quick 2-0 lead in the first and went ahead 3-1 in the third on Blake Layne's run-scoring single.
McCallie took turned the tide in the bottom half of the inning with two-out rally. Tanner Buchanan's two-run double pulled the Blue Tornado even at 3-3, then Burnett's first hit of the day put them in front to stay.
Baylor pulled within one-run twice, sandwiching Hunter Holland's RBI-infield single and Sterling Stewart's RBI-groundout around Burnett's fifth-inning RBI double.
Matthew Brock slammed the door shut for McCallie in the ninth, striking out two of the three Red Raiders he faced to pick up the save.
The two teams have a double-header scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET Friday, but have single-game rain dates for Saturday and Tuesday should weather get in the way.
Other high school scores from Thursday, April 18:
East Hamilton 8, Bradley Central 4
Cleveland 8, East Hamilton 1
Copper Basin 7, South Pittsburg 4
Friendship Christian 10, Red Bank 0
Silverdale Academy 13, Marion County 0
Boyd-Buchanan 5, Sequatchie County 2
Meigs County 6, Midway 2
Rhea County 8, Notre Dame 0
Central 9, David Crockett 8
Central 8, McMinn Central 7
Loudon 6, Hixson 0
Coahulla Creek 2, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 1
Heritage 5, Dalton 4
Christian Heritage 10, Mt. Zion 0
LaFayette 5, Northwest Whitfield 4
North Murray 12, Gordon Central 1
Central 6, Hixson 0
Grace Academy 5, Boyd-Buchanan 2
Meigs County 15, Sweetwater 0
Walker Valley 11, Bradley Central 0
Sale Creek 6, Silverdale Academy 1
Rhea County 7, Cleveland 1
North Jackson 1, South Pittsburg 0
Polk County 9, Sequoyah 8
Soddy-Daisy 15, McMinn County 1
Hixson 5, Grace Academy 1
Silverdale Academy 1, McMinn Central 0
East Hamilton 7, Chattanooga Christian 0
Signal Mountain 9, Sequatchie County 0
Calhoun 2, Chattooga 0
Calhoun 3, Chattooga 0
Collegedale 8, Meigs County 1
Signal Mountain 6, St. Andrew's-Sewanee 3
McCallie 7, Knox Webb 0
Notre Dame 6, East Hamilton 3
Hixson 7, Central 2
Collegedale 9, Meigs County 0
Signal Mountain 6, Soddy-Daisy 3
GPS 6, Harpeth Hall 1
Grace Academy 5, Sequoyah 4
Notre Dame 9, East Hamilton 0
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