Caroline’s bats were no match for Michael Brumfield’s arm in Monday’s Region I baseball quarterfinal.
The Warhill High ace struck out 11 batters to lead the Lions to a 7-0 shutout over the visiting Cavaliers.
Brumfield struck out five batters and gave up just one hit in his first two innings. Those quick two innings pumped up the Lions’ offense, which went to work in the bottom half of the second.
Brumfield drew a leadoff walk before Tyler Klinedinst and Clay Frost hit back-to-back infield singles to load the bases. Back at the top of the order, the Lions’ Luke Patterson hit a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Brumfield for a 1-0 lead.
Caroline continued to...