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HCA BaseballHCA jumped out to an early lead on Coastal Christian High School and captured an 11-1 victory on Tuesday at Coastal Christian High School.

With 11 runs in the first three innings, HCA left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

An RBI double by Michael Smith, a two-run single by Nathan Casteen, a groundout by Davis Jones, an error, and a two-run double by Spencer Cooke during the first inning and an RBI single by Chance Bryant in the second inning fueled HCA’s offense early.HCA scored seven runs in the first inning to build an early lead.

Smith had an impressive outing against Coastal Christian High School’s lineup. Coastal Christian High School managed just one hit off of the HCA’s pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his two innings of work.

Smith, Joseph PhanuefBen Prestage and Cooke helped lead HCA. They combined for eight hits and six RBIs.

E Marston was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed eight runs in two innings, walked three and struck out two.

HCA added three more runs in the top of the third. Smith’s double got things going, bringing home Jake Register. That was followed up by Phanuef’s double, bringing home Smith and Luke Quinn.

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Picture Caption: Mike Smith delivers a strike during Tuesday’s 11-1 Crusader win at Coastal Christian High School in Wilmington.

Next Game: Thursday, April 23 at home vs. Fayetteville Academy.

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