NR takes series against rival Cavs

Published 10:05 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nansemond River baseball team picked up a 4-0 win Wednesday evening over rival Lakeland, with three Warriors’ pitchers combining on the shutout.

The Warriors have won three of their last four games and move to 13-5 on the season, getting the season-sweep against the Cavaliers.

After both teams went scoreless through the first two innings, Nansemond River scored twice in the third, and two more in the fifth.

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Ben Grady, Tristian Williams and Gavin Gregory all handled pitching duties for the Warriors, with Grady taking the win on the mound. Grady pitched four innings and struck out three. Noah Boone, despite striking out five, took the loss for the Cavaliers, as he and Tyler Spencer shared pitching duties.

Gregory also went 2-for-3 from the plate while Clay Grady went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Cameron Pittman went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Lakeland had three hits with Nick Cleghorn going 2-for-3.

Nansemond River will take on King’s Fork Tuesday to solidify this year’s city championship. Lakeland will play Indian River, also on Tuesday.

Nansemond River 4, Lakeland 0

NRHS 0 0 2 0 2 0 0—4

LHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0—0

NRHS: Hits 7—Pittman 2, Grady 2, Gregory 2, Mitchell; Runs 4—Pittman 2, Grady, Mitchell; RBI 4—Grady 2, Pittman, Gregory

LHS: Hits 3—Cleghorn 2, Walden