Methax no-hits Pointers,3-0

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

CHESAPEAKE - After Wednesday, Cody Methax won’t mind being called a big zero.

Methax allowed zero hits as he pitched a no-hitter to lead the Chesapeake Panthers to a 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference win over the South Point Pointers.

“Cody pitched a good ball game. The first time we played South Point, he pitched well but we didn’t back him up. We made the plays today,” Panthers coach Joe Waugh said.

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Methax struck out four and walked two. He was backed by a stellar defensive effort by his


“That was the best defensive game I’ve seen two teams play. There were some good plays on both sides,” Waugh said. “They hit some hard balls, but we were able to come up with the plays.”

The game was scoreless until the fourth inning.

Cory Methax walked to start the inning, stole second base and came home on a double by Brad Eldred.

The Panthers got a run in the fifth when Clinton Baise reached on a wild pitch strikeout, stole second, took third on a ground out and came home when Cory Methax hit into a fielder’s choice.

The final run scored in the seventh inning.

P.J. Rase and Cory Methax singled to put runners on the corners and Cody Methax hit into a fielder’s choice.

Chesapeake is 10-5 and 8-1 in the league. The Panthers host Rock Hill Thursday in a battle for first place.

South Point fell 9-6 and 5-3 in the league.


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Cody Methax and Bryon Huff. Trent Moore and Tyler Smith. W-Methax (4-K, 2-BB). L-Moore (4-K, 6-BB). 2B-Chespaekae: Bryon Huff, Brad Eldred 2. Hitting-Chesapeake: P.J Rase 1-4, Bryon Huff 1-3, Cory Methax 1-3, Brad Eldred 2-3, Kyle Rase 1-3.