The Mathews High School varsity baseball team earned its first win of the season on Tuesday, shutting out Lancaster 1-0 in extra innings.
Ryan Ewell put on a wonderful performance, pitching a complete game with 17 strikeouts. The game remained scoreless through seven innings, although Lancaster threatened to score several times but was halted by tremendous defense. Daniel Mitchem saved a possible run from scoring in the seventh inning with a great play at second base.
As the Mathews boys went into the eighth inning, the offense went to work with Josh Wilson hitting a sacrifice fly to drive in Chris Davis. Once again in the eighth, the defense supported Ewell with catcher Austin Kemp making a great play to throw out a runner at second to silence the Lancaster offense.
Mitchem, Davis, Austin Kemp and Deondre Foster all added base hits for Mathews.
In another road game last Thursday, Mathews fell to the Rappahannock Raiders, 7-1. The game started off one-sided with the Raiders j...
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