KANNAPOLIS – After spending a 12 months in a school program at Methodist College, American Legion baseball has been a stroll within the park for Rowan County heart fielder Jackson Deal.
Deal acquired into 19 video games for Division III Methodist as a freshman, largely as a pinch-runner or defensive alternative, however he is getting his swings on this summer season. He went 5-for-5 with 5 RBIs on Thursday to guide Rowan to a straightforward 13-1 divisional win over Harmony, which is taking part in its dwelling video games at AL Brown Excessive.
Deal’s three-run double within the second inning was the sport’s largest blow. He additionally socked a two-run double within the third. He singled harsh in his different three journeys to the plate.
It is deep to left subject at AL Brown. Deal drove each of his doubles over the top of the left fielder.
Rowan scored six runs within the second and by no means appeared again. Casey Gouge began the inning with a double. After a flurry of walks made it 2-0, Deal hit a bases-clearing double. Zander Burton’s run-scoring triple down the right-field line capped the large inning.
Luke Graham singled in a run within the third earlier than Deal’s second double made it 9-0.
Hits by Gouge, Graham and Matthew Connolly helped Rowan make it 11-0 within the fourth.
Burton adopted a Deal single with a two-run homer that simply cleared the quick porch in the precise subject for Rowan’s remaining two runs within the fifth.
With all that run assist, Jake Blevins cruised on the mound. He zipped by means of the early innings, needing solely 25 pitches to file the primary 10 Harmony outs.
Harmony managed to attain a run within the fourth to interrupt up the shutout.
Blevins pitched 5 innings.
The ten-run rule was not in impact. Burton and McCall Henderson completed up on the mound.
Rowan (18-7, 6-0) stayed unbeaten within the Southern Division of Space III.
Rowan has been on the street for some time, however will probably be at Newman Park for 4 video games this weekend.
Rowan performs Morgantown, WV, tonight at 7 p.m.
Rowan performs two on Saturday, taking up Davidson County at 2 pm and St. Mary’s, Md., At 7 p.m.
Rowan performs Cleveland County at 1:30 pm on Sunday.
Rowan 063 220 0 – 13
Harmony 000 100 0 – 1
HR – Z. Burton (1).
W – Blevins (4-1). L —Koepffler.
MOORESVILLE – Kannapolis scored 5 runs within the seventh inning and got here again to beat Mooresville 8-5 on Thursday.
Conner Welker had three hits for the Towelers. Ty Hubbard had two hits and two RBIs. Boston Torres had two RBIs.
Jack McGowan, the third pitcher for Publish 115, acquired the win.