VA/DC Quick Hits: 5A Region Semifinals

Jason Burton
PBR Virginia/DC Scouting Coordinator

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In the first game of the day the Cox Falcons took on the Hickory Hawks. Hickory jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after High Point commit and designated hitter Zackary Chadwell hit a two out double in the right center gap that would score the speedy sophomore Austin Jones. In the bottom of the second Cox would take a 2-1 lead after Hickory surrendered three walks, had a throwing error, and got a big RBI single from Fenwick Trimble (JMU) to put Cox up 2-1. In the bottom of the third Cox had two singles, the first by John Bastiaans (Virginia Wesleyan) and the second a RBI single by Thomas White. The White single scored Bastiaans to make it 3-1 Falcons. That would be the end of the scoring as the pitching dominated the rest of the game. Cox's Michael Irby (ECU) threw a complete game. Irby allowed only four hits and struck out three while amassing a 72% strike percentage. The final score was 3-1 and Cox moves on to the Class 5 Region A championship game on Wednesday night.