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Burgin pitches 1-hitter

The Lincolnton defeated the Chase Trojans 8-1 mainly on the strength of Colby Burgin’s right arm Tuesday.
The 5’9” righthander pitched a complete game, while striking out eight batters. Burgin also only allowed one hit that came in the sixth inning.
There was a little controversy on the ‘hit.’ In what some viewed as a catch it was ruled that Bradley Dalrymple trapped the ball on a defensive play.
Seniors Brian Ebert and Justin Keever were the offensive catalysts for the Wolves.
Ebert, the leadoff hitter, went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. His teammate Keever went 2-for-3 with a homerun and two RBIs, while scoring three runs.
Dalrymple, Burgin, Will Fox and Jose Leon had a RBI each in the contest.
Ebert was impressed with Burgin’s pitching performance.
“He pitched an excellent game. He threw strikes, got people out (a lot of ground balls). Probably one of the best games of his life,” he said.
The Wolves have now won three games in a row upping their record to 11-7, 6-3 in the Midwest 2A Conference.
“We’re meshing and playing more as a team. We’re cheering for each other and our hitting is coming around,” Ebert said.
Lincolnton catcher Evan Wise cut down his seventh runner trying to steal this season in the game.

West Lincoln baseball
West Lincoln defeated Bunker Hill 10-3 Tuesday led by Brandon Jones.
Jones knocked a two-RBI double in the second inning.
Jonathan Thomas stroked a two-RBI triple in the third inning to help the Rebels take a 6-4 lead.
The Rebels added three more runs in the sixth inning with the biggest hit coming on Jones’ two-RBI single to take a 10-3 lead.
Zac Koehler pitched 3 1/3 innings, while striking out five batters and scattering two hits earning the victory.
The Rebels raise their record to 12-7 overall and 5-4 in the Midwest 2A Conference.

North Lincoln baseball
The North Lincoln Knights defeated the Highland Tech Rams 9-3 Tuesday night.
Justin Mintun had a career night going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, along with hitting his first homerun for the Knights.
Josh Belk and T.J. Skidmore both went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Kyle Baker earned the win pitching six innings, while striking out four. He also was a threat on the base paths stealing three bases.
The win marks a two-game winning streak for the Knights. It also improves their record to 6-12 overall and 2-6 in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference.
Head coach Sean Andrews believed that seven stolen bases keyed the victory.
“We came out a little slow, then kind of got on them and started hitting the ball. Once we got on base we started taking advantage of their catcher,” he said.

East Lincoln baseball
The East Lincoln Mustangs lost to Forestview 10-2 Tuesday.
Chris Smith recorded two hits in the losing cause. Russell Mahaffey and Grayson Schram chipped in with a hit apiece.
The Mustangs are now 3-14 on the season.

by John Mark Brooks

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