Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 30, 2013

Pitching gems send Bulldogs, Tigers to wins on the diamond

TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell Bulldogs won their first game of the season as Brett Jones and Casey Lee combined to toss a one-hitter in a 12-2 win over the River View Raiders in a game shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.

Chase Illig was 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored two runs, and Brett Powers was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored to lead the Bulldogs.

River View’s only hit came in the fifth inning.

Tazewell hits the diamond next on Thursday at River View.

At Lou Peery Field

River View.......200  000  —  2  1  0

Tazewell........301  116   —  12  6  1

Duff, Kidwell (5), Crigger (6) and Shelton. Brett Jones, Casey Lee (5) and Chase Illig.

W-Jones, L-Duff

Princeton 3,

South Charleston

PRINCETON — Bo Williams knows shutouts.

The Princeton pitcher hurled a two-hit masterpiece, leading the Tigers toa 3-0 win over South Charleston on Friday at Hunnicutt Field.

Williams is now 2-0 on the season, having worked 12 innings of shutout baseball in two games against Mountain State Athletic Conference competition.

Ian Southcott and Addison Wood each had a double, single and RBI. Chris Otey drove in a third run for Princeton with a sacrifice fly.

Antonio Brown had two hits for the Black Eagles. He was caught stealing after a single in the first, and was retired on a double play for the final out of the game in the seventh.

Williams faced just 23 batters, two more than the minimum, while striking out 10 and walking three. No South Charleston baserunner got past second base.

Princeton (3-2) will host Capital today at 11 a.m. The Tigers’ junior varsity team will play James Monroe after that game ends.

Princeton will join Bluefield and PikeView in the Mingo Bay Classic next week in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

South Charleston............000 000  0 —  0  2  1

Princeton.......................100  020  x  —  3  7  0

Pauley and Cline. Williams and Addison Wood.  W—Williams; L—Pauley.

James Monroe 5, Bluefield 4

LINDSIDE — Devin Carr had three hits, including a double, and the Mavericks scored four runs in the second inning and held off the Beavers.

Reed McNeer added a double for the Mavericks, while Caleb Brown scattered six hits to pick up the win for James Monroe.

Bluefield was led by Cody Goins with two singles and two walks, while Christian Oster added a double.

James Monroe will visit Giles on Wednesday, while Bluefield (2-1) will visit PikeView today at 2:30 p.m.

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