East Lincoln beat South Iredell 8-4 on Wednesday.
Junior Mitchell Lynch worked three full innings, striking out three, allowing two walks, two hits and two earned runs. The victory is win No. 2 in as many starts on the young season.
Junior Grayson Schram picked up his first save, throwing four innings, striking out seven batters and allowing two walks. He only surrendered one hit and one earned run.
Schram was a double threat for the Mustangs. Along with his success on the mound, he went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, a stolen base and scored three runs.
Other East Lincoln standouts at the plate were: Jesse Guice who went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice RBI, Jesse Cadenhead who went 2-for-3 four RBIs, sac. Fly RBI. Clint Hyde was 1-for-1.
Head coach Matt Neville has been pleased with the way his underclassmen have been swinging the bats.
â€œIâ€™m really proud of our underclassmen for the leadership theyâ€™ve provided at the plate thus far in the season,â€ he said.
On a cold, windy day, Neville was happy with the way his team overcame the elements.
â€œFor the weather to be so cold, we swung the bat well. We had 10 hits and the pitching remains consistent. It was good, even though the cold weather could have affected our ability to throw strikes, our pitchers remained consistent. Our hitters really stepped up and swung the sticks and didnâ€™t let the cold weather come in to play,â€ he said.
The Mustangs 2-1 on the season.
â€œIf our pitching can remain as consistent as itâ€™s been in these past three games, I think weâ€™ll have the ability to be in every game,â€ Neville said.
S. Iredell 000 202 0â€”4 3 3
East Lincoln 050 201 xâ€”8 10 3
by John Mark Brooks