Eagles shutout Spartanburg Day

By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

March 20, 2014


The Richard Winn Eagles (5-2, 2-0) baseball team defeated Spartanburg Day on Thursday by a score of 5-0 in a game that lasted just one hour and ten minutes.

After the game, Richard Winn head coach Al Berry was pleased with his team’s ability to make the easy play.

“We’ve been stressing us not beating ourselves,” he stated. “And that comes with pitchers throwing strikes and then making plays defensively.”

Starting pitcher Austin Knox made throwing strikes look easy as he went all seven innings allowing no runs on three hits, no walks and struck out eight batters.

At one point, Knox retired 15 hitters in a row.

Of the total 21 outs, 20 of them came via a ground-ball or strikeout.

The most batters Knox ever faced in an inning was five and he retired the side five times.

Berry praised his right handed hurler for the near flawless performance.

“Austin (Knox) pitched a great game for us,” he said. “He located all of pitches well and threw all of his pitches for strikes.”

Knox not only impressed on the mound, but with his stick as well.

He hit his third home run in two days by crushing a ball the opposite way and over the right-center-field fence.

Nick Stillwell, Matt Taylor, Jason Branham and Hampton Caughman all scored a run as well.

Next up , Richard Winn will play at Greenwood Christian on Tuesday (March 25).