Cougars win in Myrtle Beach

Jefferson was limited to only a Corey Mangold first-inning single when it suffered a 5-0 shutout loss to Martinsburg.

Bulldog pitcher Jared Snow fanned 11 of the 21 outs he got in his route-going performance.

Martinsburg had 10 hits off the combined pitching efforts of A. J. Boyd, Casey Billmyer, Cody Butts, and Blake Johnson.

Boyd fell behind, 1-0, in the first inning. And the Cougars were behind, 2-0, after just two innings. Billmyer came in to pitch in the Martinsburg fourth. Billmyer gave way to Butts in the fifth. Butts was on in the sixth when Martinsburg scored its last three runs on Nate Temple’s two-run double and Butts’ wild pitch. Johnson replaced Butts in the three-run Martinsburg sixth and finished for the Cougars.

Jefferson was 8-3 overall with the loss that snapped a five-game winning streak. Martinsburg was 8-2 overall.

After suffering a second straight shutout loss when Ryan Pansch fanned 14 Cougars, Jefferson traveled to Franklin on Friday and posted a 9-0 shutout win over host Pendleton County.

Right-hander Sean Spotts received his first starting assignment and responded with a two-hit complete game. Spotts stopped Pendleton County because he did not walk a batter. He fanned six.

Jefferson had 11 singles and was able to score three first-inning runs and another three runs in the second inning. Spotts had three of the singles. Andrew King had two hits and Dennis Jackson drove in two runs.

In its first game in a week-long tournament in Myrtle Beach, Jefferson was able to outlast Monsignor McClancy (NY), 9-6. The Cougars improved to 10-4 overall.

It was a seven-run third inning that was highlighted by a grand slam homer by Fraser Brown that gave the Cougars the needed runs to get past McClancy. Anthony DiAmario had three of Jefferson’s hits and drove in a run. Andrew Grove drove in two runs with a single.

A. J. Boyd was the starting and winning pitcher. Casey Billmyer came on in the fifth and Blake Johnson was called on in the seventh after McClancy had scored twice after trailing 9-4.

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