The Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs have clinched the big school division of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference with a 4-1 win over Peebles on Tuesday night.
The Mustangs started the game with an early lead, scoring a single run in the bottom of the first inning. Peebles was able to get their only run of the game across the plate in the top of the second inning, but Lynchburg added a run in the third and two in the fifth to bring home the win and a clinch of the big school division.
Bricen Hess pitched the complete game for the Mustangs striking out 10 hitters allowing four hits over the seven innings and just the single run in the second inning. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate to help his cause which included a double.
Devin Pierson led the Mustangs with a 3-for-4 night and a double. Christian Inman, Morgan Ryan, Andrew Reuss, Kendal Vilvens and Drew Pitzer all tallied one hit a piece.
“We were able to clinch the big school tonight and that puts us at 9-2 with two games to go in the league,” said Mustangs Head Coach Garyn Waits after the game. “Eastern is three games behind us and they’re the closest ones to us which made tonight a big game. Right now we are tied for second place overall in the SHAC.
“Bricen had a really good showing tonight on the mound for us. He got into a rhythm there in the second inning. He either got focused in or just got the sweat going. We had a couple clutch hits and a couple errors go our way and were able to come away with the win.”
The Mustangs will have another SHAC match up on Wednesday, May 4 against Whiteoak High School, in which they will play at Whiteoak starting at 5 p.m.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.