Tuesday sports: Patriots’ pitching no-no opens North Half
Photo: Lewisburg’s Gage Haley (shown against Oxford) homered in the North Half series game one victory over Germantown (Madison). (Bob Bakken/desotocountynews.com)
Continuing its move toward a possible MHSAA 6A state baseball championship series appearance, the Lewisburg Patriots used a combined no-hitter from three pitchers to defeat Germantown 7-0 Tuesday night in Madison. The victory gave the Patriots a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series with a chance to clinch the North Half championship Thursday night at home.
Gunner Gilmore, Preston Sowell, and Gage Haley kept the Mavericks from getting a hit the entire night. Germantown also committed three errors.
Meanwhile, Lewisburg got seven hits, including a homer to center field from Haley to lead the offense. Haley drove in three runs on two hits for the night.
Glmore opened the night and pitched two and a third innings, allowing five walks while striking out two. Sowell would come in to relieve Gilmore in the third inning. He fanned one and walked two. Haley took the mound in the fifth and wrapped up the game with five strikeouts.
Lewisburg picked up a run in the second inning to open the game, added another in the fourth with Haley’s home run, and the Patriots added five runs in the fifth inning for the win.
Game two of the series is Thursday night at 7 p.m. The third game, if needed, would go back to Germantown at a date and time yet to be determined.