S.C. AMERICAN BASEBALL SUMMER LEAGUE - Chavez's no-hitter lifts Lexington to win in Midlands Division opener
The rainfall did little to damper Lexington Post 7's Midlands Division opener against Edgefield County Monday at Roscoe Frye Field.
With starter Andy Chavez silencing the visitor's bats and the offense getting early timely hits, Post 7 took a 10-0 victory in 5 innings.
The Batesburg-Leesville product allowed just 3 walks and struck out 6 for the no-hitter.
Lexington (4-2, 1-0) provided all the run support in the bottom 1st with 4 runs. Jacob Lebron of River Bluff had a 2-run homer and David Cromer and Noah Davis both scored on passed balls.
Davis and Cromer used their bats to drive in runs in the 2nd inning. Davis doubled to score Clemson signee Ricky Williams and Cromer singled to leftfield to score him.
An RBI sacrifice fly by Turner Thackston made it 7-0 in the inning. With the bases loaded, a groundball by Matt Wllis was booted at 3rd base, resulting in 2 more runs.
Mason Eaddy scored on a wild pitch in the 4th, setting up an opportunity for Lexington win on the mercy rule.
Mason struck out the leadoff batter, got a groundout in between 2 walks and ended the game by fanning the final batter.
The 2 teams meet again Wednesday at Wardlaw Academy. Also on Monday, West Columbia's game against Greenwood was rained out.