Knights pitch second straight shutout

Published 5:11 pm Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Buckingham High baseball team continued to roll through its schedule with a 10-0 one-hit game against Randolph-Henry High School.

Wednesday’s game at Randolph-Henry came a day after the Knights no-hit Cumberland Tuesday. Buckingham is now 6-0 on the season and has a 13-inning scoreless streak.

Braedyn Schaeffer held down the Statesmen from the mound. He pitched seven scoreless innings giving up only one hit, striking out one and walking one.

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Justin Gunter was 3 of 3 from the plate scoring four runs with an RBI. Two of Gunter’s hits were a triple and a home run. Cameron Newton was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI. One of his hits was a double. Amari Toney was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Matthew Davis was 2 of 5 with two RBI and a run scored.

The Knights jumped out in front quickly for the second straight game with four runs in the first. Buckingham added four more tallies in the third, a run in the fourth and a run in the seventh.

The Knights next game is a home contest Tuesday, May 18 against Amelia County.