Jozwiak, Russell hold Chilton to one hit in win

Published 9:22am Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Life Christian continued their winning ways Monday afternoon sweeping Jemison’s Chilton Christian 16-0 and 17-0.
The Eagles rattled off a combined 32 hits in the two games.
Logan Jozwiak was the Game 1 winner, giving up one hit in three innings of work with eight strikeouts.
Offensively, Jozwiak was 4-for-4 with two runs, 4 RBIs a triple and three stolen bases. Alex Russell (2-for-3) scored three runs, doubled twice and plated two.
Austin Figurin rounded out the New Life assault with three hits, three runs, three RBIs and three stolen bases.
“We had 10 stolen bases in the game,” said Todd McCutchin, coach of the Eagles. “We wanted to be more aggressive. We wanted to go on and get it done. We had eight runs in the first inning. And they were all off hits. Chilton didn’t have an error. Our bats were just hot all the way through the lineup.”
Russell picked up the win in the second game, returning to the pitching rubber after a three week layoff.
“He hit the first batter and I thought we were going to be in for a long day,” said McCutchin.
Russell found his grove and struck out 12 to record the no-hitter.
Levi Hassellbring led the Eagles with a double, 3 RBIs and a triple. He also scored twice.
Ethan Hassellbring was 1-for-3 with two RBIs a run scored and a stolen base.
Jozwiak ended the day 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, a triple and three stolen bases. Rusell helped himself out, with a double, a triple 2 RBIs and two runs scored.
Figuring was 2-for-2 in the second-game win. He doubled and drove home a run and scored twice.
He was also hit by a pitch for the ninth time this year.
“I think he’s a magnet,” McCutchin joked.
The Eagles will end the week Friday afternoon against Marion Academy, starting at 4.

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