East Lincoln picked up a pair of 10-run rule wins in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play with a 10-0 defeat of Lincolnton in six innings on Monday and an 11-0 shutout of Bessemer City in five innings on Senior Night on Tuesday.
The wins set up second-place East Lincoln (13-8, 9-3) for a contest with West Lincoln on Friday. West Lincoln holds a one-game lead over the Mustangs in the SPC standings.
Freshman Chris Cox pitched his first win of the season against Lincolnton in a complete-game effort with no runs, one hit and eight strikeouts.
The Mustangs opened the game with a 5-0 lead in the top of the first, scored twice in the second, once in the fourth and added two more runs in the sixth.
Addison Parrish led East Lincoln at the plate with three hits and four RBIs. Danny Sullivan went 3-4 with an RBI and Clay Hodges went 2-4 with four runs scored.
“Pulled out a good conference win, Chris Cox was solid on the mound as was the defense behind him,” East Lincoln head coach Chris Matile said in an email. “Offensively we were able to get some key hits as well as take advantage of some errors by Lincolnton.”
Nick Savoie earned his fifth win of the season with a no-hitter against Bessemer City. He struck out four batters.
The Mustangs scored two runs in the first, three in the third and six in the fourth.
Parrish went 3-3 with two home runs and six RBIs. Hodges went 3-3 with three runs scored and Cory Petersen went 3-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Darin Salter went 2-3 with two RBIs.
Great win on senior night, got a great performance on the mound by Nick Savoie and solid defense behind him,” Matile said in an email. “Our seniors had a big night combining for 12 of our 15 hits and 10 of our 11 RBIs. Very proud of our guys and hopefully we can continue to get better.”