Hoots Hold a No-Hitter Through 7.1 Innings, Defeat Brookhaven 5-1

by Daniel Wilson

BROOKHAVEN, G.A.- The Columbus Chatt-a-Hoots recorded a big road victory over the two-time defending champion Brookhaven Buck on Monday night by a score of 5-1.

The Bucks offense was obsolete tonight as they only scored run one and recorded one hit on the night. The lone run came in the fourth inning as Angelo Ramirez (Seminole State) came across the plate. Ramirez reached base on a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Rob Gordon (Vanderbilt) pushed the run across on a sacrifice fly to left field. The sole hit came off the bat of William Kelley (Southern Union St.) with a double to left field.

The Bucks pitching staff allowed five runs on ten 10 hits. Joseph Gill (Gordon College) got the start and the loss for the Bucks as he allowed five runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in five innings of work. Kimani Davis (Mineral Area) was the closer and he got one strikeout and one hit in his lone inning of work.

There was no shortage of offense for Columbus on the night as they had 10 hits and five runs. They struck early as they plated their first run in the first inning off the bat off Cole Mathis (College of Charleston) with a single to left field. The Hoots bats when quiet for two innings then came back firing as they plated two runs in the fourth. Mathis struck again in to plate the first run of the fourth on yet another single. Conner O’Neal (Georgia St.) plated Mathis on a fielder’s choice for the final run of the inning. The Bucks had Déjà vu as the Hoots plated two more runs in the fifth inning. Zac Rice (Chipola) drew a bases loaded walk to plate the first run of the inning. Cameron Gray (Chipola) plated the final run of the game for the Hoots on a sacrifice fly to left field.

The pitching staff for the Hoots pitched a complete game one hitter through four pitchers. Timbo Trawick (Columbus St.) got the start for the Hoots and recorded four strikeouts and one run in four innings of work. The winning pitcher was Brian Trepanier (Augusta University), who faced 10 batters recorded one strikeout in his three innings of work. The closer for the Hoots was Ryan Middleton (Union University) he recorded one strikeout which ended the game.

Both squads are back in action Wednesday June 30 at Oglethorpe University. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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