Red Devils Win 3, Improve to 7-3 with Brandon Barden's No-Hitter

March 27, 2005

The Lincoln County Diamond Devils improved to 7-3 with three wins in the past 8 days:

Thanks to Coach Billy Beale (text) and Kathy & Brittany Thomas (photos)

Lincoln County 9, Greene County 1

Brandon Barden pitched a no-hitter against Greene County Wednesday, March 22. Barden struck out 11 and walked 5 to record his first varsity win. Cordarryl Coppin led the Red Devil hitters with three singles and Tyler Beale added two RBI's in the Devils'fifth straight win.

Lincoln County 9, Jenkins County 3

Beale pitched his second two-hitter of the season as Lincoln County defeated Jenkins County 9-8 Saturday (March 19) morning. Beale and Barden each had three hits and Casey Norman added two to lead the Devils offense against the Eagles. Austin Goldman had two RBIís in the win. Beale walked four Eagle hitters in the first two innings but only allowed two baserunners after the second inning.

Lincoln County 10, Richmond Academy 9

The offense and the pitching continued to shine in the second game Saturday but some defensive misplays almost cost the Devils a win against Richmond Academy. Danny Williford pitched six strong innings to win his third game of the season. Dontai Parks had three hits and three RBIís to lead the offense. Seven different Red Devils had hits against the Musketeers. The Red Devils had a 10-3 lead after four innings but five Lincoln County errors and two misplayed fly balls allowed ARC to get back into the game in the fifth and sixth innings. Williford closed out the game by getting the last Musketeer hitter to ground back to the mound.