INMAN -- Inman proved Tuesday night that it has a short-term memory.
After a mistake-filled game the night before at Chester, Post 45 turned in an error-free performance for a 1-0 home victory. With the win, Inman ties the first round best-of-five series at one game apiece.
Jimmy Revan (2-0) picked up the victory on the mound in his first start since the opening game of the regular season. Revan didn't miss a beat, tossing six shutout innings and giving up two hits with eight strikeouts.
"The first few innings, my pitch count was high," Revan said. "I just wanted to start getting them to hit it after that and let our defense make plays. And they did."
Chester (14-3) threatened in the top of the fifth inning after leadoff hitter Matt Stroud walked and then ended up at third base after two wild pitches. However, Revan got out of the inning with relative ease, getting a groundout to the shortstop and back-to-back strikeouts.
"Jimmy was a little rusty early, but battled every inning afterwards," Inman coach Steve Skinner said. "With him battling the way he did was the difference in the game."
Matthew Banks provided the only offense for Inman with a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the third that scored Zeke Rollins.
"I had a 2-0 count and I knew he would throw me a fastball, and I jumped on it," Banks said.
Chester entered the night averaging 15 runs per game, but was only able to manage five hits.
"It was a good pitchers' duel. Both guys did a good job," Chester coach Dennis Jensen said. "Revan kept us off balance. We haven't been shutout all year."
Jared Corn pitched the final three innings to pick up the save.
Post 27 threatened one last time in the eighth with runners at the corners and no one out. Inman managed to get two outs and got out of the inning when Ben Roberts was tagged out at the plate by Trey Mabry trying to steal home plate.
"I was shocked. I saw out of the corner of my eye that he was coming," Mabry said. "I was just able to get the tag down and get him. Knowing with only one hit they are ahead, I was surprised they attempted that."
Inman will travel to Chester for Game 3 at 7 p.m. tonight. "It's a best 2-of-3 series now," Skinner said. "We just have to find a way to score some runs."