C.B. Aycock’s Cullen Tucker pitched four strong innings in a 10-0 win against Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening.
With the win, the Golden Falcons improved their record to 7-5 overall, while Eastern Wayne dropped to 0-12.
“Cullen threw the ball well. It’s the second straight outing that he’s pitched really well for us,” C.B. Aycock head coach Allen Thomas said. “We were good defensively, and we ran the bases well. I think we were aggressive and took some extra bases, and we had a few timely hits.”
Hunter Theriac’s two-run single in the top of the first inning gave the Golden Falcons a 2-0 lead.
Cameron Aycock’s RBI single in the top of the second inning increased the lead to 4-0. Aycock tacked on a two-run double in the top of the fourth as C.B. Aycock’s lead swelled to 6-0, while Brett Forbis’ RBI single and Caron Gipson’s RBI ground out made it 8-0 ballgame.
“We’ve got a few guys that can run, and that puts pressure on teams,” Thomas said. “We can score runs without necessarily putting three or four hits together in a row. We can still find a way to score runs, and that’s always huge.”
Austin Dilda’s RBI single and Aycock’s sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth to increase the Golden Falcons’ lead 10-0.
Gipson came in to pitch the bottom of the fifth, and he held off the Warriors to end the game in five innings.
“No matter when we play Eastern Wayne, records don’t matter or anything like that,” Thomas said. “They are going to be up to play us, and our kids are going to be up to play them.
“They all know each other, and I thought the effort was there from the first pitch of the game.”
C.B. Aycock and Eastern Wayne will face off again on Thursday.