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Edmondson throws no-hitter, strikes out 15 as Northwood wins

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Published on Friday, August 21, 2015

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Alex Edmondson tossed a no-hitter, struck out 15 and hit a two-run home run in the first inning in Northwood Little League's opening round win Friday over Cranston, R.I.
 

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Alex Edmondson tossed a no-hitter, struck out 15 and hit a two-run home run in the first inning in Northwood Little League's opening round win Friday over Cranston, R.I.

 



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Terrence Gist blasted a mammoth home run over the left field light tower at Lamade Stadium.
 

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Terrence Gist blasted a mammoth home run over the left field light tower at Lamade Stadium.

 



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The Northwood Little League fans filled Palmetto Ale House Friday at a viewing party.
 

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The Northwood Little League fans filled Palmetto Ale House Friday at a viewing party.

 

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Alex Edmondson pitched a no-hitter and batted the Northwood Little League to a first round win in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., Friday. Northwood (Southeast) beat Cranston, R.I. (Northeast), 7-1. Terrence Gist blasted a mammoth home at Lamade Stadium.

It's South Carolina's first Little League World Series game since Clinton played in 1950.

Edmondson pitched his second no-hitter in eight days, winning the Southeast Region final last week.

Northwood, from Taylors, advances in the winner’s bracket and plays Sunday at 7 p.m. against Pennsylvania (Mid-Atlantic), an 18-0 winner in a four-inning game over Missouri (Midwest).

Edmondson struck out 15, walked one and a Rhode Island runner reached on an error. He struck the side in four innings and 10 straight between the third and sixth innings.

Edmondson put Northwood into a quick lead with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. He had two more hits and had an RBI single in the sixth inning for the 7-1 lead.

Gist, nicknamed the "Big T" because of the power he generates from his 185-pound body, hit what the ESPN announcers called the longest and highest home run they had seen blasted, the ball sailing over the left field light tower. The home run was replayed repeatedly throughout the game and during highlights.

Edmondson had three hits and teammates Ben Tumblin and Gage Laymon had two each.

David Marchetti scored Rhode Island's run in the first on a walk, two wild pitches and a dropped third strike.

Southeast

211

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7

12

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7 12 1

Northeast

100

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