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Redskins blast Claxton, edge Johnson

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POSTED: May 19, 2007 5:02 a.m.

After earning a berth to state last week, the Redskin baseball team continued their winning streak with two more big victories this week, 10-0 over Claxton on Tuesday and 1-0 over Johnson High on Thursday.

Against Claxton, the lead hitters were Aaron Dudley (2-3, 1 RBI), Ricky Myrick (1-3) Andrew Cook (1-2, 2 RBI) Wesley Wilkes (1-3, 2 run HR), Justin Covington (1-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Kurt Shuman (1-3), Bryce Mingledorff (2-2, 3 RBI) and Trey Boatright (1-3).

"The boys came up fired up for Senior Day," said head coach Al Butler. "Trey kept the Tiger line-up to 3 hits, striking out 5 and walking none. Great performance on the mound in his first start this season. The entire line-up was on fire, lighting up Claxton for 10 hits in 4 innings. We played really well today."

"The boys have realized one of their goals for this season in reaching the playoffs and are now looking to reach another goal: advancing to the second round," Butler continued. "I am really proud of the hard work these guys have put in this season and it is great to see them have such great success as we come to the end of our regular season schedule."

Thursday’s game was not on the original schedule and was used as a warm-up against the Johnson High, which is a much bigger school and the number four seed in Region 3-AAAAA. Not only did they get some good practice, but they ended up winning the game, showing that the Skins are more than ready for state-level competition.

Lead hitters were Wilkes (1-3, 3B) and Dudley (0-2, RBI). Dudley scored the game’s only run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the second inning.

"We used this game simply as preparation for our players to get ready for next weeks match-up against Turner County," Butler said. "Wesley pitched a very strong three innings, striking out six, to start this one, also taking a no hitter into the 4th. Ricky Myrick pitched the 4th and 5th innings only giving up one infield hit and Justin Covington shut the door with three K’s the last two innings to finish the game off."

Next up, the Skins will play Johnson again Monday in Savannah at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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