Hoggard High School standout Brandon Boone struck out 12 in a complete-game effort to pitch Wilmington Post 10 past Brunswick County 5-1 on Thursday night.
Wilmington jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and improved to 11-1 overall this summer, while Brunswick dropped to 0-2.
With Post 10 in front by two, Boone matched zeros on the scoreboard against his counterpart on the mound as Brett Babson delivered a strong performance against a tough Wilmington lineup.
Brunswick County was able to cut the deficit in the eighth when Tristan Lewis brought home Austin Turner, who led off the frame with a walk and eventually scored on a safety squeeze by Lewis. Brunswick had a potential rally thwarted in the inning when Boone was able to pick up a big strikeout to leave the bases loaded.
Wilmington answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to put the game out of reach.
Babson was saddled with the loss, but the West Brunswick standout threw five strong innings, allowing two runs–one earned–on four hits, with four walks. Jaheed Cason surrendered three runs on four hits, with two walks over three innings.
Kennedy Hardy led Post 10 with three hits.
Both ball clubs get back on the diamond on Sunday. Post 10 travels to Hope Mills. Brunswick County plays at Kernersville.