Both teams were strong on the mound Tuesday, but Liberty Red Devils Varsity defeated Ninety Six 2-1. Liberty Red Devils Varsity pitchers allowed just six hits to Ninety Six.
Ninety Six got things moving in the first inning. Payne Davis grounded out, scoring one run.
Liberty Red Devils Varsity pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning.
Nolan Evatt earned the win for Liberty Red Devils Varsity. The righthander surrendered one run on five hits over five innings, striking out four and walking one. Cole Garrick threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Garrick recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Liberty Red Devils Varsity.
Davis took the loss for Ninety Six. The hurler went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out five and walking one.
Kaleb Johnson led Liberty Red Devils Varsity with two hits in three at bats.
Ninety Six racked up six hits. Evan Adams and Hamp Ashley each had multiple hits for Ninety Six.
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