Lexington wins USA Baseball NHSI opener

03/27/2013 12:28 PM

03/27/2013 1:11 PM

Lexington managed just two hits, but still managed to open the USA Baseball National High School Invitational tournament in Cary, NC on Wednesday with a 4-0 win over Florida Christian.

Left-hander Josh Reagan dominated the Patriots from Miami, tossing a four-hit shutout with five strikeouts and just one walk. Reagan is on a roll of late. He has throw two consecutive shutouts and is working on a streak on 19 consecutive scoreless innings. During the span he 16 whiffs with allowing six hits an issuing two walks.

For the season, Reagan is 4-0 with a 0.29 ERA and a 0.417 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 24 innings.

The only run Reagan would require to get the win came on a first-inning steal of home by Ryan Brown, who drew a walk in the games first plate appearance. Brown and courtesy runner Cameron Matthews scored in the third. Brown score on Nich Ciuffo’s single – the only RBI hit of the game. Cole McMillan reached on an error and eventually tallied the final run on a passed ball in the seventh inning.

Lexington (11-1) has won nine in a row since losing to Conway at the International Paper Classic in Georgetown on April 8. The Wildcats return to action on Thursday.

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