Tyler One-Hits Bulldogs

Published 2:35 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FARMVILLE – The lingering effects from last Tuesday's streak-snapping victory over Park View were positive for the Prince Edward County High School baseball team, as the Eagles shut down Brunswick on Thursday afternoon 9-1 at the PECHS baseball field.

Brunswick never really had a chance. PE pitcher Hunter Tyler made sure of that, as he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Bulldogs, before surrendering an RBI single to break up the no-hit bid.

That was about the only thing that went wrong for the Eagles, who appear to have righted the ship, and have returned to their pre-Easter Break form.

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“I can't say enough about how well Hunter pitched today,” said PECHS head coach Michael Weaver. “He shut them down early on, and our bats caught fire in the latter innings, which gave him some extra cushion in the latter innings.”

PE was held scoreless through the first three innings, before breaking the game open with five runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Eagles added two more in the fifth and two more in the sixth, and by the time they had finished, the only thing in doubt was Tyler's no-hit bid.

“We had some great defensive plays that backed him up, as well,” added Weaver. “Our defense and pitching have been our strengths all season, and it was again today.”

Tyler allowed one run on a hit, walked two and struck out eight in the complete game victory.

Offensively, PE was led by CJ McKay, who had a two-run home run to right-center in the bottom of the fifth to score Chay Fitts.

Prince Edward was scheduled to travel to Greensville, before returning home to host Southampton on May 7, and Park View on May 9, in a game that will be held at Bolding Stadium.

“We still have a good shot at getting a playoff spot,” said Weaver. “We can't get ahead of ourselves, but it's certainly a goal of ours, and one that's very realistic.”