Last updated: April 01. 2014 5:00PM - 499 Views
By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

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WINNSBORO —The Richard Winn (7-3, 4-1) baseball team notched another region win Monday night when they defeated Spartanburg Christian 5-0.

Starting pitcher Patrick Pope threw a four-hit complete game shutout for the Eagles as they cruised by Spartanburg Christian.

Pope baffled hitters as he struck out five and didn’t give up a walk. He never threw more than 14 pitches in an inning and totaled 83 for the contest, with 60 going for strikes.

Richard Winn head coach Al Berry was pleased with his right handed fire-baller after the game.

“He (Pope) was throwing both his fastball and breaking ball for a strike and locating really well,” Berry said. “He is throwing really well right now and is in great shape.”

Pope also did damage at the plate as he led off the bottom of the first inning with a double to left field. He eventually came home on Austin Knox’s ground-out to shortstop.

Matt Taylor also scored in the first after reaching on a bunt hit. Taylor reached base on all four of his plate appearances with three hits and a walk.

The Eagles added another run in the third inning when Elijah Tucker scored on an RBI-single by Taylor.

RWA tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the sixth when Taylor smashed a single back up the middle to plate Hampton Caughman and John Coleman.

The Eagles played at Great Falls on Tuesday and will play at Spartanburg Day on Thursday. Their next home game is on Friday when they host Newberry Academy.

SC 0-0-0-0-0-0-0 — 0-4-0

RW 2-1-0-0-0-2— — 5-6-2

WP: Patrick Pope 2-3.

LP: Gneisia.

RWA hitters: Matt Taylor 3-3, BB, 3 RBI, 1 Run. Pope 2-4, 2B 1 Run.

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