Jevon Santos did a little bit of everything for the Charlotte baseball team Friday night.
The junior pitcher tossed a one-hitter and hit a home run in leading the Trojans to a 4-1 win over Three Rivers in a one-game area playoff at San Antonio Northside ISD’s Hardin Athletic Complex.
Santos did not allow a hit until the final frame.
Bulldogs center fielder RJ Galvan led off the seventh with a triple to right field, scoring on an error at third base. Santos recovered, however, striking out the side to cap the complete-game effort.
Santos finished with 11 strikeouts and two walks.
The victory propels Charlotte into the regional quarterfinals against Mason, which won a three-game series over Port Aransas over the weekend in Converse.
Santos gave the Trojans a 4-0 lead with a two-run homer in the fifth.
It was one of five hits for Charlotte.
The Trojans opened the scoring in the second when Damien Cruz scored on a passed ball.
Cruz led off with a double to left field. Mark Gaitan put Charlotte in front 2-0 with an RBI single later in the inning.
Jesse Cantu and Mario Campos had the Trojans’ other hits.
Galvan and Kyle Garcia combined for a solid night of pitching for the Bulldogs, striking out eight with two walks. But Three Rivers could not figure out Santos, who got backup from some stellar defense.
Charlotte (23-5-2 overall) has won 17 in a row. An 18th straight win would send the Trojans to the regional semifinals.
Charlotte will face Mason in a one-game playoff at 7 p.m. Friday at Kerrville Tivy.