RIEGELWOOD – Joseph Burney and Tyler Thurman teamed up to pitch a no-hitter Sunday night as Bladen County shutout Whiteville American 12-0 in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Tournament.
Burney started on the mound and struck out 3 batters and walked 4 in his 3 innings of work. Thurman struck out 2 and walked 1 in his 1 inning of relief.
Thurman cracked a 1-out single in the Bladen 1st inning. Burney reached base on an error, and Will Allen walked. Oxiel Campos knocked in Thurman with a single, and an error on the play scored Burney. Malakye Rogers smacked a single that scored Allen and another Whiteville error scored Campos for a 4-0 lead.
Keithan Russ drew a lead-off walk in the Bladen 3rd inning. Thurman laced a single to right-center field, and Burney raked a single to left that plated Russ. Travaughn Shipman drilled a single to center field that scored Thurman. Will Allen was hit by a pitch, before Campos walloped a triple that cleared the bases scoring Burney, Travaughn Shipman and Will Allen. Rogers followed with a single and scored as Triton Bordeaux reached base on an error to push the lead to 10-0.
Brayden Johnson, Braylon Shipman, Thurman, Burney and Travaughn Shipman drew walks in the Bladen 4th inning. Brayden Johnson and Braylon Shipman scored runs being forced home by the walks to Burney and Travuaghn Shipman.
Campos finished 2-for-2 at the plate with a triple, a run scored and 4 runs batted in to lead the Bladen hitters. Thurman batted 2-for-2 with 2 runs scored, and Burney, Travaughn Shipman and Rogers connected for 1 hit each. Burney had 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Will Allen scored 2 runs. Travaughn Shipman and Rogers had RBIs, and Russ, Braylon Shipman, Johnson, and Travaughn Shipman scored runs.
Bladen County receives a bye for Monday and advances to an 8 p.m. game Tuesday night in the winners bracket final.
Members of the Bladen County AAA (Minors) All-Stars are pictured:
Front Row (Left-to-Right): Oxiel Campos, Bryson Allen, Brayden Johnson, Malakye Rogers, Keithan Russ, Nolan Brisson.
Second Row (L-R): Travaughn Shipman, Joseph Burney, Will Allen, Braylon Shipman, Triton Bordeaux, Tyler Thurman.
Coaches (L-R): Josh Allen, A.J. Bordeaux, Steve Thurman.
Bladen County 406 2 – 12
Whiteville American 000 0 – 0