Henson fires 1-hitter as Panthers win 5-0
CHESAPEAKE — Jacob Henson was in the zone. The strike zone, that is.
Henson racked up 14 strikeouts as he pitched a one-hitter to give the Chesapeake Panthers a 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference win over the South Point Pointers on Tuesday.
Henson had a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh inning before a soft single fell in front of a diving centerfielder for the Pointers’ lone hit.
Logan Wade had a shutout for the Pointers until Chesapeake (5-3, 5-0) scored all its runs in the fifth inning.
Bobby Arthur and Kobe McWhorter walked and Kolton Webb reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases.
Casey McComas hit a sacrifice fly for a 1-0 lead. After a passed ball, Henson delivered a two-run single.
Blake Lester walked and Dakota Blankenship grounded out as a run scored. Nate Smith then doubled to drive in the final run.
Chesapeake plays at Fairland on Thursday.
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Logan Wade, Douglas Shaffer (5) and Christian Pritchard. Jacob Henson and Derek Morris. W-Henson (K-14, BB-1). L-Wade (K-4, BB-3, H-3, R-5). Shaffer (K-3, BB-0). Hitting—SP: Dillon 1-2; CHS: Casey McComas 1-3 2B rbi, Jacob Henson 1-3 rbi-2, Nate Smith 1-3 2B rbi, Jacob Eddy 1-3, Dakota Blankenship rbi.