Douglas, Best match each

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 5, 2001

SOUTH POINT – It was supposed to be the South Point Pointers vs.

Thursday, April 05, 2001

SOUTH POINT – It was supposed to be the South Point Pointers vs. the Chesapeake Panthers. It ended up being a Jamie Douglas vs. Zeb Best showdown.

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Douglas and Best each pitched a one-hitter, but it was Douglas and the Pointers who prevailed 3-1 Wednesday in a key Ohio Valley Conference game.

Douglas struck out 12 and walked six in going the distance. Best fanned 10 and walked seven in six innings of work.

"Jamie pitched a great game, and so did Best. we just got a couple of breaks. We were fortunate to get three runs in," Pointers coach Bob Lester said.

The only hit Douglas allowed was a seventh inning, two-out single to Nick Karle. Best gave up a double to Shane Holsinger for the Pointers only hit.

South Point took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Justin Eaches walked, moved to second on a fielder’s choice, and then Douglas, Brian Cremeans, and Dick Weaver all walked to force in the run.

The lead went to 2-0 in the third.

Jarred Perdue reached on an error, stole second, went to third on a fly out, and scored on Cremeans’ suicide squeeze.

South Point got its final run in the fifth when Eaches walked, Holsinger doubled, and Douglas lofted a sacrifice fly.

Chesapeake scored its lone run in the seventh.

Best walked, stole second, went to third on Nick Karle’s base hit, and scored on a passed ball.

South Point is now 6-1 and 2-0 in the OVC. Chesapeake fell to 2-4 and 1-1.