Nick Mincey and Forrest Koumas combined for a no-hit pitching performance on Wednesday at Optimist Field in Lugoff-Elgin’s 2-0 win over Riverside in the Class 3A District 4 baseball championship game.
Mincey cruised into the seventh inning before faltering. Two walks and two passed balls put Warrior runners on the corners with one out when Demons coach Randy Stokes summoned Koumas to quell the threat. The USC-bound senior promptly settled the issue with two strikeouts to earn his first save of the year and preserving Mincey’s four win.
Koumas took care of the L-E offense, belting a two-run home run in the third inning with Ty Robinson aboard.
Mincey finished with seven strikeouts and four walks.
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The Demons (22-4) open the Upper State tournament on Saturday at home (6:30 p.m.) against Greenville. It will the first Elite Eight appearance for Lugoff-Elgin in six years.