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Devils drop two in Dream Fields Invitational

The Mathews High School varsity baseball team dropped two hard-fought games this past weekend, falling to Washington and Lee and Northumberland at the Dream Fields Invitational in Lancaster County. Mathews fell to the Eagles by a 3-1 margin, losing to the Indians, 13-2.

This annual tournament is usually held on a Friday and Saturday, but due to weather constraints, the Devils’ games were pushed back to 3:30 and 6 on Saturday night.

The first game against 2A Washington and Lee was a classic pitchers’ duel. The two starters battled back and forth throughout the opening innings until the Devils broke the tie in the bottom of the third inning on a single by Cody Tunstall, scoring senior Reginald Johnson.

The game went on, and MHS starter Brian Owens got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth with a 1-2-3 double play, firing up the Devils. However, baseball is a game that can change at the drop of a hat and two key errors in the outfield in the bottom of the sixth allowed for...

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