As the Mathews High School Blue Devils’ baseball season came to a close on Memorial Day at Chincoteague in the first round of the regional tournament, there were a ton of positives to look back on.
The previous Wednesday, the Devils played the Middlesex Chargers with a regional berth on the line in the Conference 42 semis. The Devils started with a run in the first by lead-off hitter Ethan Armistead, which was all pitcher Brian Owens needed.
Owens no-hit the Chargers for his second one of the season. The Devils had multi-hit games from Jalen Matthews, Reggie Johnson and Zach Jarosz. This win set up a rematch of last year’s regional quarterfinal against Central Lunenburg.
That Friday, May 27, the Devils came prepared for the rematch. Central Lunenburg came into the finals with a cocky attitude, which was a big mistake. The Devils put up a 10-spot in the second inning, taking all hope from the Chargers. Sophomore Cody Tunstall pitched a gem for the Devils, giving up nothin...
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