New Bern pitching slows Havelock

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 08:53 AM.

For three innings, the New Bern pitching staff was up to its old tricks – not allowing hits, that is.

Fresh off the heels of a combined no-hitter against Northern Nash, 15-year old starter Colin Schmid didn’t surrender his first until the bottom of the fourth inning Friday in a 6-2 victory over Havelock.

Will Blythe reached on an infield single to disrupt the no-hit streak.

New Bern (3-0) scored three runs in the opening inning off Havelock starter Josh Little, and tacked on a fourth on an RBI double from Kyle Gaskins for a 4-0 cushion.

Havelock’s bats came alive in the bottom of the sixth, as Randy Gibson delivered an RBI single and Jalen Norris scored on an error.

“I thought Schimd was good tonight, not great like he was against Northern Nash,” New Bern coach Gary Smith said. “He seemed like he couldn’t get into a great rhythm out there. Then Cole Green came in and had a good fifth inning, but left some fastballs out in front in the sixth that Havelock showed they can hit.”

After the Rams (0-3) cut the deficit in half in the sixth, momentum was starting to shift to their side – but it was very short lived.

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