SMITHFIELD - It was the type of evening Coleman-Pitt Post 58's baseball team was waiting for. It was a time when everything just came together - Tuesday evening with timely hitting, solid defense and reliable pitching.
Plus, all that came against a formidable opponent at Smithfield-Selma High School's baseball field .
Post 58 went to Johnston County to take on Post 71 and returned home with a 4-1 victory. The contest, which was postponed from the first week of the season, was made into the first part of a doubleheader.
As they were playing on back-to-back days in non-conference meetings (Post 71 comes to RM tonight), both games were shortened to seven innings.
Former Northern Nash hurler Jeremy Lucas had his best outing of the season in throwing a six-hitter. He allowed no walks and struck out five in his complete-game outing. He also moved to 4-0 on the hill this season.
The Post 58 (14-4) win was also Post 71's first defeat (12-1) of the summer.
Rocky Mount Coleman-Pitt Post 58 4
Johnston County Post 71 1
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WP: Jeremy Lucas (4-0, 7IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 5K)
LP: Ben Youngblood (5IP, 7H, 3R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K)
Leading hitters: Post 58 - Jeremy Sloop 1-3, 2 RBI; Jay Aparicio 2-3, 2R; Colton Vaughn 2-3. Post 71 - Blake Mitchell 3-3, Bradley Ragan 1-3, RBI.