BIB Dinwiddie takes third in tourney
Aug 16, 2017, 15:25
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Dinwiddie pitcher Chase Maitland pitched one-hit baseball, while striking out nine Staunton batters on his way to securing a semi-final berth for the Nationals in the 60th annual Colonial Heights Optimist Boys Invitational Baseball tournament. The team scored 15 runs in support of Maitland’s pitching and held Staunton scoreless through five innings.
Forrest Spain, Austin Hawkins, and Colby Massengill, the Nationals first three batters, all scored. Spain had three hits in four turns at bat and scored three runs; Hawkins was two-for-three and also scored three times; Massengill had three hits in four at bats and scored twice.
Maddaux Childress, the clean-up hitter for Dinwiddie, had a pair of hits in three at bats, including a double, and scored two runs. Ramsey score three runs and had two singles and a walk in four at bats. Maitland, the pitcher, had two walks and scored once. Peyton Bowles scored one run, and Jack Wells hit a double and closed out the scoring for the Nationals.
“Our pitching, kids come together as a team. They are meshing well together and they are going to be hard to beat,” Dinwiddie coach Buck Childress said.