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One hit is enough for L-E in 1-0 win over Dogs
CAMDENS GREY HOKE THREW a complete game one-hitter against Lugoff-Elgin, but left with the loss in Wednesdays game played at American Legion Park.
While pitchers Zac Bowers and Grey Hoke played a game of “Can you top this?” on the pitching mound, Russ Radcliff spoiled the fun of what was a marvelously well-pitched game.Radcliff, Lugoff-Elgin’s sophomore shortstop, drove an opposite field, two-out triple to the gap in right center to plate Cody Mailly with what turned out to be the only run of the night in the Demons’ 1-0 win over rival Camden in Wednesday’s third round of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Spring Break Tournament.Not only did Radcliff drive in the lone run of the game, it was also the only hit of the contest surrendered by Hoke, the Bulldogs’ sophomore lefty. Not to be outdone, Bowers, a junior right-hander, shut CHS down on four hits --- three in the bottom of the seventh --- to pick up his second win in five decisions.Nobody enjoyed watching what turned into a classic pitcher’s duel more than L-E head coach and former Coastal Carolina and Detroit Tigers’ minor league pitcher, Randy Stokes.“Grey did a great job,” Stokes said of Hoke’s performance. “My hat’s off to him; he’s going to be real special.”In a seven-inning gem, Hoke threw just 66 pitches while still having a no-hitter intact with two gone in the top of the sixth.