Wagner, Redmen open with shutout win
The Rock Hill Redmen may have had some misses, but they were right on target enough to win.
The Redmen stranded several runners but still banged out a 10-0 win over the St. Joseph Flyers Wednesday behind the pitching of Nathan Wagner and Josh Moore.
"We hit the ball, but we left a lot of people on base," Redmen coach Barry Litteral said. "Nathan pitched pretty well. We didn't play too bad for a first game."
Wagner struck out six and walked only one over 5.1 innings. Moore came on to strike out the final two batters.
Rock Hill got a run with two outs in the first inning on a hit by Matt Wilson and walks to Justin Lavender, Moore and Wagner.
Nick Howard and K.C. Christian had solo home runs to start the fourth inning scoring.
The Redmen got another run in the inning when Lavender reached on a two-out error. Wilson singled, Moore was hit by a pitch and Wagner walked.
The lead went to 5-0 in the fifth on singles by Mark Anderson, T.J. Blagg and Christian.
The Redmen got five runs in the sixth on six walks, an error and a hit batsman.
Wilson and Anderson were 2-for-3 and Christian 2-for-4 to lead the Redmen (1-0).
Kurt Jordan was 2-for-3 to pace the Flyers (0-2).
Nathan Wagner, Josh Moore (6) and Nick Howard. Ryan Waginger, Corey Lewis (6) and Jeremy Addis. W-Wagner (6-K, 1-W). Moore (2-K, 0-W). L-Waginger (7-K, 5-W). Lewis (1-K, 4-W). 2B-Rock Hill: Nathan Wagner. HR-Rock Hill: K.C. Christian, Nick Howard. Hitting-Rock Hill: K.C. Christian 2-4, Matt Wilson 2-3, Mark Anderson 2-3, T.J. Blagg 1-4, Josh Moore 1-3, Nathan Wagner 1-3, Nick Howard 1-3; St. Joseph: Kurt Jordan 2-3, Ryan Schwab 1-3, Corey Lewis 1-2, Alex Swarts 1-3.