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West Brunswick JV takes easy victory over Hoggard, 17-2

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Marquise Johnson, who entered in relief with his team down 2-0, notched the victory for the West Brunswick junior varsity baseball team Friday night in a 17-2 victory against the Hoggard Vikings.

Johnson, who also delivered two hits, pitched 3 1/3 innings, walked one, allowed no hits and struck out six. Colby Cannon finished the game, allowing one walk and no hits for his inning pitched.

The Vikings scored their runs on two walks and errors in the first inning, but West pitcher Clay Hines also did not allow a hit in his two-thirds of an inning pitched.

The Viking pitchers had trouble containing the hot-hitting Trojans, allowing 17 runs in the mercy-rule shortened game. (A team leading by 10 runs after five innings is declared the winner).

Bruce Clewis led all hitters with three hits, a stolen base and four RBIs in his three at-bats. He also had control of his teammates on the mound (Hines-Johnson-Cannon) by setting up on the inside and the outside corners of the plate, the result being a no-hitter for the Trojans.

Timmy Powell had a hit and two stolen bases as the Vikings made five errors to contribute to the easy victory.

Cameron Smith, Trey Brown, Shawn Ward all had hits, and Jesse Simmons had a triple in the third inning.

West has just one loss in the conference heading into the final two weeks of the season.