The Lord Botetourt baseball team lost a heartbreaker to Northside, then took out their frustrations on William Fleming in a split of Blue Ridge District games last week.
The Cavs dropped an 8-7 game at Northside on May 3 despite a three-for-four day at the plate by Nathan Prince. Garrett Green had two doubles and drove in three runs for the Cavaliers.
Nolan Medley started on the mound and went two innings, allowing five earned runs as the Vikings jumped to an early lead. Green settled things down, pitching four and two-thirds innings and allowing just two hits.
On Thursday in Roanoke the Cavaliers had no problem with hapless William Fleming as four pitchers combined for a perfect game. Nathan Prince pitched the first two innings and Andrew Claterbaugh, Connor Fuhrman and Beau Koloda pitched one inning each. The five combined to strike out 10 batters and walk none, setting down 15 in a row before the game was called due to slaughter rule. It was the first perfect game in Todd Smith’s time as coach.
“Zack Kelly took a perfect game into the sixth inning against Rockbridge when he was here, but then he gave up a hit,” said Smith of the former Cavalier who is now in Class AAA with the Red Sox. “That’s as close as anyone had gotten.”
On offense Fuhrman was three-for-three with two doubles and four runs batted in. Koloda was two-for-four with a double and two runs batted in.
With the win LB improved to 11-6 overall and 4-4 in Blue Ridge District games. The Cavs were scheduled to play first place Franklin County in Rocky Mount on Tuesday and on Friday they go to Staunton River.