ORANGEBURG — Newberry High School standout Jack Huggins pitched a complete game, three-hit shut out Monday to lead Chapin-Newberry to a 7-0 win over Orangeburg Post No. 4.
Huggins struck out seven while walking one and hitting one batter.
He had plenty of run support from the nine hit Chapin-Newberry attack, including two home runs by Justin Hawkins.
The first moon shot gave them a 2-0 first inning lead.
Lead-off batter Danton Hyman singled up the middle and Hawkins homer to left drove him in.
Chapin-Newberry did not score again until the top of the sixth. Eric Holton doubled and Kendall Pitts walked. Duncan Crotwell reached first on a hard hit ball to short loading the bases for Hyman who was hit by a pitch scoring a run. The side was retired on a ground out to third base.
Justin Hawkins lead off the seventh with his second homerun blasted over the center field fence.
In the top of the eighth, Hunter Booth reached first on a hard hit ground ball to second. Chad Davis hit into a double play. With two outs, Crotwell reached first on an error and Hyman singled. Peyton Spangler doubled scoring Crotwell and Hyman. Hawkins was intentionally walked and the side was retired on a ground out.
One run scored in the ninth as Holton and Davis walked and Crotwell laced a double to deep left center field to score Holton.
First baseman Kendall Pitts had an unassisted double play and was a part of a 4-3 double play with second baseman Derrick Olenchuck.
Huggins hit his spots and his teammates were there for him in the field as Chapin-Newberry played error-free defense.
For the first time in more than a week, Chapin-Newberry had a full roster at its disposal.
Leading hitters were Hyman (2-5), Spangler (2-5; double), Hawkins (2-3; 2 hr), Holton (1-4), Crotwell (2-5).
The win improves Chapin-Newberry’s record to 7-1.
Chapin-Newberry played at home Tuesday against West Columbia. Results were unavailable at press time.