P27 Academy of Lexington opens series with win against MLB China

MLB China pitcher Timmy Meng. Thomas Grant Jr. photos.

The home of the Lexington County Blowfish was the site Sunday for the first of three games involving MLB China and P27 Academy for an appearance by MLB China.

MLB China is a team of 16 to 18-year-olds from Nanjing, China, while P27 Academy is a Lexington baseball academy for high school players and those seeking to improve themselves for college.

The two teams opened play against each other at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.

Post 27’s Ryan Ouzts.

Game One went in favor of the host team out of Lexington. P27 Academy came away with a 3-0 shutout win as the pitching staff allowed just two hits.

Among the pitchers used was Leesville native Ryan Ouzts. The Gilbert High School senior struck out four batters and allowed no hits over the final two innings.

Ouzts also added insurance in the top ninth with a two-run double. Connor Daniels gave P27 Academy a 1-0 lead in the bottom fourth with a bloop single.

MLB China and P27 Academy will play a doubleheader Monday in Lexington. The games will take place at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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