High School Sports

March 27, 2013

Lexington wins USA Baseball NHSI opener

The nationally-ranked Wildcats open the elite tournament in Cary, NC with a 4-0 win over Florida Christian of Miami behind the pitching of southpaw ace Josh Reagan.

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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