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Brock Holmes pitched six strong innings as West Brunswick defeated South Brunswick 6-0 in a high school baseball game last Wednesday in Shallotte.
Holmes, a right-handed junior, held the Cougars to two hits and struck out 10 in six innings. Jay Gause threw one inning in relief as the Trojans evened their record at 1-1.
“Brock pitched great. He had 10 Ks, 73 pitches in six innings, no walks. He was pretty good,” said West Brunswick coach Mike Alderson.
“That was unexpected. I figured we’d give him a start and he’d go three or four innings. He went out there and he was strong the whole time he was out there. He could have finished, but I had him on a 75-pitch count.”
Wally Kamfolt went 2-for-3 with a triple and run scored; Ryan Hill was 1-for-3 with two walks and two RBI; Joey Granados was 1-for-3 with two RBI; and Alex Memory was 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.
Josh Powell had one hit and Jordan Buffkin, Evan Ponds and Seth Roberts each scored one run for West Brunswick.
For South Brunswick, Ryan Brendle was 2-for-3 and Ryan Morgan and Elliot Swain had one hit apiece. Jacob Morehouse was the losing pitcher for the Cougars (0-1).
West Brunswick got on the board in the third inning when Hill walked, stole second base and scored on a two-out single by Granados.
The Trojans added two runs in the fourth inning on four walks. Granados drove in another run with a fielder’s choice.
In the fifth, West Brunswick pulled away with three runs. Kamfolt led off with a triple and came home on a single by Memory. Following a walk by Buffkin, Hill drove in two runs with a triple.
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