Indians earn first Southside District win

Published 10:32 am Friday, April 2, 2010

COURTLAND-Southampton High School took control of the game in the first inning and never looked back, cruising to a 5-1 victory over Brunswick on Thursday.

It was the Indians’ first win in the Southside District after many years of competition in the Bay Rivers District.

Billy Nixon tossed a three-hitter in going the distance on the mound, striking out five and earning his second win of the season. The Indians did not commit an error.

SHS started the scoring in the first inning when Mason Wright and Brian Marks hit back-to-back singles. Brunswick’s pitcher struggled to find the strike zone with two outs. He walked both Josh Turner and Ed Marks to plate Wright. A wild pitch with the bases loaded led to another run.

The Indians struck again in the second inning with two outs. A Nixon walk and stolen base allowed Wright to drive him in with a bullet up the middle. After a scoreless third inning, both teams plated runs in the fourth. After Brunswick pulled within 3-1, the Indians struck again in the bottom of the frame with two outs.

Zach Vann singled up the middle and scored on Nixon’s triple to left-center field. Wright then singled through the left side of the infield to score Nixon.

Wright led the Indians’ eight-hit attack with three hits, including a double.

The Indians will return to action April 12 on the road against Bluestone.