to pop up to Hampton for the final out.
“He came into the game in a tough spot and wasn’t phased by it,” Nadolsky said. “He came in there and threw strikes and let the defense make the plays. We’ve had games where we scored runs and didn’t get
much pitching or play good defense and we’ve had others where we pitched well and played good defense, but we didn’t score.”
North Point promptly got both runs back in the bottom of the sixth. Kevon Wharton drew a oneout walk, took second on a wild pitch, went to third on a groundout by Patrick Estevez then scored on another wild pitch. Hampton reached on an error, Dulany
and Davis walked to load the bases, then Doss was hit by a pitch to force in a run.
“We probably gave them three or four unearned runs,” Lackey head coach Tim McGlynn said. “I thought Isaiah pitched
well. We didn’t make all the plays behind him. It’s been like that most of the season. We haven’t played good defense. Isaiah pitched well, he just made two mistakes to the same batter.”
Lackey scored an unearned run against North
Point reliever Clarence Hutchinson in the top of the seventh. Devin Conner reached on a leadoff error by Estevez at short, went to second on a groundout and scored on a two-out single by Hill. Hutchinson promptly fanned Jones to end the game and earn the save.
The Chargers are scheduled to be at La Plata at 4:30 p.m. Friday, while North Point is slated to return to action at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Thomas Stone.