LEXINGTON — Davidson Post 8 plated two runs in the bottom of the first to support a complete-game effort of Jonathan Conway in dropping Eastern Randolph 6-0 in Area III American Legion Baseball …
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LEXINGTON — Davidson Post 8 plated two runs in the bottom of the first to support a complete-game effort of Jonathan Conway in dropping Eastern Randolph 6-0 in Area III American Legion Baseball action on Friday night in Lexington.
The victors added a four spot in the fourth to cap the win.
Conway limited Post 81 to three hits while issuing two walks and striking out five.
Cade Snotherly, Connor Murphy and Mason Canoy were all 1-for-3 while Nyk Foland and Nate Canter drew a walk apiece.
Landon Hilbourn led a nine-hit Davidson attack while scoring a pair of runs.
Post 8 had four extra base hits in the contest including an RBI-double by Taylor Stewart in the bottom of the first which was surrounded by a single from Hilbourn and an RBI-single from Jake Brown.
As has been the case for much of the early season, a mistake by Eastern Randolph led to the four-run uprising from Davidson in the fourth. With one down, Clay Edmondson plunked Drew Raborn with a pitch and moments later Austin Musgrave mashed an RBI-double all the way to the left field wall.
Leading 3-0, Post 8 would keep the momentum going in the frame when Carson Simpson doubled to left to drive in Musgrave, Hilbourn ripped an RBI-single, and Hilbourn later scored on an ER error.
Conway did the rest as Eastern Randolph dropped to 0-4 on the season.
Edmondston took the loss on the mound for Post 81 after working 3.1 innings and allowing eight hits, five runs, and fanning one.
Hurling 2.2 innings of relief for ER was Trevor Maness who allowed a hit and an unearned run in a strong performance.
Zack Cates added a triple for Davidson in the win.