Conference leader East Lincoln (10-1) scored single runs in the top of the second and sixth innings to take a 2-0 decision in a pitcher’s duel Tuesday evening at West Lincoln (2-9).
Cade Doolittle doubled home Seth Haigler to give the Mustangs an early 1-0 lead, and Gavin Houser’s RBI single scored Jordan Fisher with an insurance run in the sixth.
Houser went 3 for 3 at the plate to lead East Lincoln, while Doolittle and Fisher added two hits each.
Fisher pitched a complete-game shutout for the Mustangs, scattering five hits and striking out 11.
Samuel Duncan had 2 of West Lincoln’s five hits.
Brett Mason pitched well in the loss for the Rebels, giving up just two runs on six hits in 6 innings of work. Mason struck out 7, while walking just two.
West Lincoln’s Noah Huss pitched a scoreless seventh inning in relief.
The two teams were scheduled to meet again on Thursday night in Denver.
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North Lincoln 7, Lincolnton 0
The Knights (9-2) kept pace with East Lincoln with the shutout win over Lincolnton (3-8), staying just one game behind the South Fork 2A leader with three games to play in the regular season.
Landon Reeves pitched a complete-game one-hitter to lead North Lincoln to their fifth-straight win.
Reeves also had a good night at the plate, going 2 for 4 with three RBIs and scoring a run. Jack Carter and Reece Moody added two hits apiece for the Knights.
Gavin Queen had the only hit for the Wolves.
North Lincoln is scheduled to play at Lincolnton tonight at 7 p.m.
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Lincoln Charter 10, Thomas Jefferson 0
The Eagles rolled to their sixth-straight victory with the shutout win over the Gryphons on Wednesday.
Jacob Smith and Nick Al-Hussaini
had two hits each to lead Lincoln Charter. Smith, along with Davis Al-Hussaini, Blake Nelson and Dylan Verdi all drove in two runs for the Eagles.
Davis Al-Hussaini allowed just one Thomas Jefferson hit in 4-2/3 innings on the mound, striking out nine.
Lincoln Charter will play at Cherryville on Tuesday in a battle for first place in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference.
Maiden 14, Newton-Conover 0
Lake Norman Charter 22, Bandys 8
Cherryville 22, Piedmont Charter 0
(Published June 4, 2021)