The Mathews High School varsity boys’ baseball team has improved to 10-3 this week, defeating the Charles City Panthers, 11-1, and the King William Cavaliers, 2-0.
The boys traveled to Charles City on Monday, looking to go 2-0 in conference play; the Devils went up by six runs after two innings, and coasted their way to an 11-1 win in five innings. Will Harrington got the win, and Willie Fernald and Brian Owens closed the game off. Offense was scattered throughout the lineup, as every Devil reached base at least once.
Tuesday night’s game was a little closer. The Devils had not beat King William in coach Derek Kibler’s three-year career at Mathews, and he was hungry for a win. The game was a pitcher’s duel, as Brian Owens and the Cavalier pitcher Adam Schools held the game scoreless through five innings. Due to some costly errors by the Cavaliers, the Devil freshman Jalen Matthews hit a two-run single, scoring Zack Jarosz and Brett Hogge.
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