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The Greenbrier East Spartans shut out Princeton 10-0 on Tuesday, June 1 and then followed that up with a 7-2 victory over the Oak Hill Red Devils 7-2 on Wednesday night.

With the wins, East continues to move forward in postseason play with a possible state tournament berth waiting in the wings.

The Spartans scored eight runs in the first inning against the Tigers to take control of that game from the get-go.

After a leadoff double by Darris Boswell and then two more baserunners, Tanner Skidmore hit a two-run single that put East up 2-0. Three batters later, Zac Trump also laced a two-run base hit that made the score 4-0. Sandwiched around a couple of mire runs was Noah Hanna’s two-RBI double for East’s commanding lead.

Skidmore doubled in the final two runs in the fourth frame.

Skidmore led the offensive attack and went 2-for-3 with four RBI’s and a run scored. Hanna and Trump had two RBIs each.

Daniel Wygal was stellar on the mound for East. He went all five innings and gave up just two hits. He struck out three in his complete game.

After getting down 1-0 in the top of the first against the Red Devils, the Spartans used the Princeton game plan in the bottom half of the first and second innings, which was to score and take all the momentum.

Skidmore singled to left and brought Boswell and Jordan Mize across home plate. Boswell had been hit by a pitch and Mize had doubled. Chris Heaster then knocked Skidmore home with a single and the Spartans led 3-1 after one.

And the second frame clinched the win.

Hanna had a two-run single, and Logan Carr also had an RBI base hit as the Spartans went up 7-1 after two innings.

Caleb Thomas struck out 10 batters in his impressive six innings of work on the mound. He allowed only three hits and one run.

Boswell, Hanna and Mize all had two hits apiece.

East is now 18-4. More details on their next game will be available soon.

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