FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 17, Central Penn 0
RECORDS: Apprentice School 11-9; Central Penn 0-4
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA
IN BRIEF: Kyle Clark and Steven Conley combine on a three-hit shutout as the Apprentice School opened a United States Collegiate Athletic Association series with Central Penn College with a 17-0 win on Saturday.
HOW THEY SCORED
- The Builders scratched a run in the first inning as with two outs, Ryan Hendrickson singled through the left side and advanced on a Lee Rossi walk. Christian Burton followed with a single through the middle to score Hendrickson for a 1-0 lead.
- In the second, the Builders put three runs on the board. Walks to Mike Brumfield and Thomas Richardson were followed with a single to left by Jacob Countiss to load the bases. Brock Harris drew a walk to score Brumfield, while Mark Labrador reached on a fielder's choice to score Richardson for a 3-0 lead. After Hendrickson was hit by a pitch, Rossi drove in Countiss with a sacrifice fly to take a 4-0 lead.
- In the fourth, the Builders scored twice as Labrador doubled to left-center to score Harris who walked and stole second. Christian Burton drove in Labrador with a sacrifice fly to right as the hosts took a 6-0 lead.
- Apprentice School broke the game wide open in the seventh as two-run doubles from Harris and Labrador and a bases loaded walk to Richardson put them up 11-0. In the eighth, the Builders scored six times as Jordan Wright drove in a pair with a single to wrap up the scoring.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- Clark threw the first six innings for the Builders to get his first win of the season. The junior allowed two hits and struck out five in throwing 70 pitches. Conley came in for the final three innings and allowed one hit with three strikeouts and one walk.
- Labrador, Burton and Countiss had two hits each for the Builders as Labrador was 2-for-5, Countiss was 2-for-4 and Burton was 2-for-3. Labrador drove in four, Harris drove in three, while Wright, Burton and Countiss drove in a pair.
- Darrion Mitchell had two of the three hits for the Knights (0-4) who were playing their first game in over a month due to the weather.
These teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday starting at noon at War Memorial Stadium.