CHAFFEE - The Charleston (1-2) baseball team picked up their first win of the season against the Chaffee Red Devils on Tuesday.
The Bluejays got seven innings and nine strikeouts from Travis McCann. He allowed five hits, a no-hitter through four innings, and walked two.
"The biggest thing I was excited about was we had an errorless baseball game," said Charleston head coach Chris Stanfield. "This has been a big problem for the first two games we have played, but the boys came around and pulled it together."
Charleston had a total of nine hits including Josh Marshall who led the way with two hits with 2-for-4 with a double. Rett Thompson was 1-for-3.
Charleston's Josh Marshall was 1-4 with two RBIs. Marcus Dixon was 1-2 and McCann and Steven Hicks were 1-2 with Hicks having three RBIs.
This brings the Bluejays to 1-0 in the Scott-Mississippi Conference with their next opponent being East Prairie tomorrow at 4 p.m.
"This is a game for bragging rights being we are the only two teams in Mississippi County, and will be nice to come away with a victory giving us a 2-0 record in the conference," Stanfield said.
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles baseball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 16-2, five-inning win against Meadow Heights on Tuesday in East Prairie.
East Prairie freshman Zach Secoy picked up the win in 3 2/3 innings.
"Zach is a young pitcher," said East Prairie head coach Jason Aycock. "He pitched a little bit in summer ball so we knew he had the potential to be a pitcher. He's not overpowering, but he's got movement and offspeed stuff. But he's got a lot to learn yet."
Ryan Adams struck out the only batter he faced.
Ben Walters struck out the side in his only inning pitched. He also went 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Adams also collected two hits with two RBIs. Danny Bright went 2-2 with a two-run homer. Preston Shoemaker went 2-4 with an RBI and Hunter Jones was 1-3 with an RBI.
East Prairie host Bloomfield today at 4 p.m.