Mintz fans nine for Ashley baseball; Topsail ball club earns opening day result

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Ashley 8   Lumberton 2

College prospect Kevin Mintz struck out nine in his 2016 debut as Ashley used a strong day at the plate to pick up an 8-2 victory over Lumberton on Wednesday.

Ashley High School pitcher Kevin Mintz. Photo by Hannah Leyva.
Ashley High School pitcher Kevin Mintz. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The Screaming Eagles batted around the order and scored five runs in the first. Reggie Reagan had three hits and two runs batted in, while Lee Fentress finished with two run scored and one RBI.

Mintz walked four and allowed two runs over five innings of work. He struck out the side in the third. Callahan Klos threw two scoreless innings of relief.

Topsail 10   Jacksonville 0

Payton Rice and Payton Phelps combined to throw a no-hitter for Topsail in a 10-0 season opening win in Hampstead on Wednesday.

Garrett Myrka went 2-for-2, while Barton College commit Chase Riker smacked a triple. Gavin Finley also contributed in several aspects at the plate with one single, a sacrifice bunt and fly and one walk.