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Lions shut down Martinsville 14-0, 13-0 / March 12, 2020

The Halifax County Middle School baseball team shut out Martinsville in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday. The Lions won the first game 14-0 and picked up the second win 13-0 in games played at the Day Complex.

In game one Halifax batted the entire rotation and then used its reserves when the team came back to the top-of-the-order. The Lions accomplished the win with only four hits.

Halifax would only use one inning to secure the 14-0 win. Leadoff batter Mason Rush hit a single.

Aaron Crutchfield drew a walk; Mason Hatcher reached base on an error. Jayke Owen singled; Jay Farmer was hit-by-a-pitch to get on base.

Cole Bowen and Colin Mabe each got walked; Tate Bowen and Jacob Runion hit singles.

Starting the top of the order again in the first inning AJ Owen earned the walk. Connor Crutchfield walked and Garison Colwell had a fielder’s choice.

Elijah Seamster drew the walk as did Jackson Lowery and Tate Bowen. Carter Thomason and CJ Farley each reached base on errors.

Rush, A. Crutchfield, Hatcher, Farmer, C. Bowen, Maybe, T. Bowen (2 runs), Runion, AJ Owen, C. Crutchfield, E. Seamster, Lowery, and Thomason all scored.

Martinsville played until the top of the second inning. The team collected four strikeouts and a 5-3 and 6-3 out to retire their side.

T. Bowen earned the win from the mound for Halifax

In game two it was just more Halifax though the locals did bat in the second inning. Halifax posted seven runs in the first period.

Farley walked with one-out as did Colwell. After an RBI single by A. Crutchfield, Brian Osbourne, Seamster and Thomason pulled out walk calls.

Owen reached base on a dropped ball; T. Bowen, Logan Clark also drew walks. Farley hit an RBI single.

Farley, Colwell, A. Crutchfield, B. Osbourne, Seamster, Thomason, and A. Owen posted runs.

In the bottom of the second Clark, Farley and Seamster had RBI singles. Lowrey, Osbourne, Seamster, A. Owen, T. Bowen and Clark completed the scoring for the 13-0 blowout.

A. Crutchfield held the mound in the game-two 13-0 win.

Halifax was on the road to Patrick County Wednesday.

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