McDowell County Post 56’s ‘A’ team extended its current winning streaking to eight games to start the season on Tuesday night as the Sixers beat Alexander County 14-2 in Taylorsville in Junior American Legion action.

Alexander jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning, but Post 56 responded with five runs in the second and single runs in the third and fourth and never looked back.

The 56ers continued their productiveness at the plate on Tuesday, collecting 13 hits as a unit, with five players having multiple hits in the contest. Chapel Matson had a big performance at the plate in the leadoff position, going 3-for-4 including a double and two RBIs.

Ethan Hamm added a pair of doubles and drove in five runs. Justin Dula (2-4, 2 doubles, 2RBIs), Justin Davis (2 RBIs) and Cyrus Black (2-3, RBI) also had multi-hit outings. Ethan Davis and Dusty Revis added one hit each for McDowell (8-0).

Matson tossed 96 pitches, 59 of them strikes, in the complete-game win on the mound for Post 56, allowing two earned runs on four hits and striking out 10 batters. Matson continues his good work on the mound for McDowell after eight games. In 19 innings pitched, Matson has an earned run average of 1.74 with 26 strikeouts and only three walks.

McDowell’s Junior Legion ‘B’ team made the trip to Taylorsville Wednesday night to battle Alexander, but results were not available at press time. Post 56 A will be on the road at Hendersonville on Thursday.





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