SOSA Staff Report
Eblin tosses no-hitter in Waverly’s win over Athens 21
WAVERLY — After finishing as the Jadwin Memorial Tournament’s runner-up this past weekend, Waverly Post 142 rolled into this week with momentum at its back.
Behind a pitching gem from Derek Eblin, the Shockers (9-6) continued to play well with a 5-0 win over Athens 21 Tuesday evening.
Eblin threw a seven-inning no-hitter while striking out five batters in the process. Eblin allowed only two base runners, hitting both with pitches. In 23 batters faced, he threw 18 first-pitch strikes while inducing 11 ground balls and four flyouts.
At the plate, he got help from Ian Gillen, who was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Cade Powell, Tanner Cunningham, Parker Clemmons and Cade McNeil also posted base hits.
The Shockers are back in action Thursday evening, hosting McArthur 303 at 6 p.m.
Portsmouth 23 sweeps doubleheader with Hillsboro 129
HILLSBORO — In a league twinbill, Portsmouth 23 picked up two wins Wednesday evening.
The Dickeys (6-7) topped 129 by 8-4 and 11-8 finals.
While statistics weren’t immediately available for first win, 23 had plenty to brag about after the second victory, one in which the team pounded out 11 runs on nine hits.
Darius Jordan led the offense, going 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI while Brayden Davis went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Luke Lindamood was also instrumental in the win, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, a run and four RBIs.
On the hill, Ethan Lauder picked up the victory in four innings of work. Lauder allowed five earned runs on eight hits before giving way to reliever Bailey Rowe.
Portsmouth 23 is back in action Sunday afternoon, playing a doubleheader in Ashland, Ky.
757 falls twice at hands of Garner Nationals on Southern Swing
WENDELL, N.C. — Down south, Chillicothe 757 started their Southern Swing with two losses to a talented Garner Nationals team.
Playing at Corinth Holders High School in Wendell, N.C. and at Jim Perry Stadium in Lillington, N.C., the Colts (7-10) fell by finals of 11-1 and 13-0 over the first two days of the trip.
In the first game, Connor Mullins accounted for the team’s only hit while Cole Ratcliff took the loss on the mound. In the second, both Garrett Wilburn and Brandon Barker logged base hits while Harley Patterson suffered the pitching loss.
757 will conclude their trip Thursday evening, playing the last of a three-game series against Garner.