FAYETTEVILLE — Scotland and Cape Fear clashed Tuesday night in the 2017 Hoyt Warren-Wayne Edwards Invitational championship game.
The Scots had tallied 28 combined runs in the first two contests of the tournament but couldn’t buy a hit against the Colts — similar to what happened when the two teams met last year in the championship game.
Cape Fear, again, trotted out their ace 6-foot-6 right-hander senior Gavin Williams. The East Carolina University commit, dominated on the bump for the Colts, pitching a complete game shutout as Cape Fear cruised past Scotland 2-0 to capture the Easter tournament title.
The senior struck out 16 Scots batters in his shut-out appearance to earn the win.
Scots junior Matthew Hyatt held the Scots scoreless through four and a half innings before Cape Fear senior Taylon Hope hit a solo home-run in the fifth inning to give the Colts a 1-0 lead. Cape Fear’s second run came in the seventh inning to close out the game.
Hyatt threw six innings allowing two runs off seven hits with one walk, one strikeout and an error. The Scots brought in senior Justin Bowers to finish the game with zero hits and two strikeouts.
Williams never let the Scots batter get comfortable in the box allowing zero runs off zero hits with two walks and 16 strikeouts.
With the win, Cape Fear moves to 12-4 overall while the Scots move to 15-5 overall and 4-4 in SEC play.
The Scots are back in action on Friday, April 21 as they travel to Jack Britt. First pitch for that game is scheduled for 7 p.m.