Jets blast 3A Vikings 12-1 in area baseball action

Posted 4/12/19

CAMERON — Jordan-Matthews pounded out 14 hits and Samuel Murchison struck out 14 as the Jets pounded 3A Union Pines 12-1 in non-conference baseball action April 11 in Cameron.

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Jets blast 3A Vikings 12-1 in area baseball action

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CAMERON — Jordan-Matthews pounded out 14 hits and Samuel Murchison struck out 14 as the Jets pounded 3A Union Pines 12-1 in non-conference baseball action April 11 in Cameron.

The Jets improved to 8-6 overall, winning their third consecutive game, while the Vikings dropped to 8-7.

In picking up the win on the mound, Murchison allowed just one hit, four walks and an unearned run in 6.1 innings of work while Kevin Cane work the final two outs, allowing just a walk.

While Murchison was mowing down the Union Pines batter, Jordan-Matthews was giving the junior right-hander plenty of run support including two runs in the first, four in the fourth to send the locals up 6-0, four in the sixth to extend the lead to 10-1, and two to cap the win in the seventh.

Thomas Smith sparked the two-run outburst in the top half of the first for the Jets with a one-out walk before Murchison walked, Cano ripped an RBI single to left field, and Camden Fuquay stroked an run-scoring single to right.

Leading 2-0, Jordan-Matthews gave Murchison some breathing room with four runs in the fourth behind a lead off single to right from Huston Causey, who stole second then scored on a Luke Hinshaw RBI single. After a Christopher Morgan walk, Murchison drove a three-run homer over the wall in left.

After striking out the first two batters in the bottom half of the inning, Murchison walked three before an error allowed the Vikings lone run of the contest to scored.

In the top of the sixth, a one-out walk by Christopher Morgan ignited a four-run uprising after Smith singled, Murchison walked, Union Pines booted a grounder, Fuquay and Chris Rios slapped RBI singles, and Causey plated Cano on a groundout to make the lead 8-1 in favor of the Jets.

Singles by Hinshaw and Morgan, an RBI-double to center by Smith, and an RBI-ground out by Murchison sent across two runs in the visiting half of the seventh to cap the 12-1 win for Jordan-Matthews.

Hinshaw led the Jets at the plate with a 3-for-4 outing that included two runs, and an RBI while Causey also had a big 3-for-4 evening with a run, an RBI and a stolen base.

Chipping in a 2-for-4 effort with two RBI was Fuquay while Smith was 2-for-4 with four runs, an RBI, a walk, and a double while Murchison was 1-for-1 with one run, two walks, a homer and four RBI.

Trent Marion had the Vikings lone hit in a 1-for-2 outing that included a walk.

On the mound for Union Pines, Logan Rogers went 3.2 innings and allowed seen hits, six runs, three walks and fanned one while Marion added 2.1 innings in relief while yielding four hits, four runs (three earned), and walking two while whiffing four. Will Fernandez pitched the final inning and allowed three hits, two runs, and struck out one.

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