Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Georgetown’s varsity baseball team beat Waccamaw 10-2 on Saturday, capping a day of baseball at Warrior Field that also included B-team and junior varsity games.
“I’ve been waiting a long time for a day of baseball like this,” said Waccamaw coach Jeff Gregory.
Georgetown had a similar arrangement earlier in the season with Andrews, and Bulldogs coach Ben Waddle was thrilled to see so many fans come out and support the county teams.
After Waccamaw won the B-team and junior varsity games, the varsity Warriors jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
The lead was short-lived, as Georgetown scored three runs in the second, one in the third and four in the fourth to extend the lead to 8-1.
Waccamaw got one run in the sixth and Georgetown scored two in the seventh for the 10-2 final.
“We ran into a quality opponent,” Gregory said. “They exposed some weaknesses that we’ve been able to get away and hide against weaker teams that we’ve been playing. It was a quality test for us. They’re ahead of us. They’re a good ball club.”
Georgetown banged out 13 hits, including four from Riley Jordan, three from Mark Alan Nash and two from Seth Wall.
“Everybody’s looking really good, everybody’s swinging the bat and everybody’s coming together as a unit,” said Wall, who had four RBIs.
Woody Woodall electrified the Bulldogs crowd with a home run.
“I was just trying to put a good swing on it,” Woodall said.
Ryan Williams picked up his first win of the season on the mound.
Waccamaw had five hits. Andrew Reichert went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Zac Sparano took the loss.
Georgetown was coming off a 3-2 win over St. James on Friday night. It was the first time in three years the Bulldogs beat their region rival.
Waddle called the win “huge.”
“It was a big moment for those guys, because they showed a mental toughness to hang around, and then to execute,” Waddle said.
Brandon Cribb got the Bulldogs on the board first with an RBI single in the second inning that scored Brandon McCants.
After St. James plated two runs in the third, Wall scored on a Woodall RBI single and Cody Thompson scored on an error in the seventh for the 3-2 final.
“Team stuck together the whole game,” Woodall said. “They came out and they battled us, and we reacted well.”
Waddle said Georgetown matches up very well athletically with St. James.
“I think it was a surprise to them,” he said.
Alex Hughes pitched a complete game and got the win.
“[It was] super important to get [a win] on the road,” Wall said, “to get beat by Socastee in the first region game but to come back, and wipe that one away.”
Georgetown had opened region play losing 5-4 at home to Socastee.
After the Braves jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, the Bulldogs cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the inning when Wall scored on a single by Ryan Holcombe.
Socastee plated runs in the third and fifth innings to extend the lead to 5-1 before Georgetown rallied for three runs in the sixth.
Jordan singled, advanced on a single by Wall and scored on a wild pitch. Wall then scored on a sacrifice by Woodall. With two outs, McCants walked, stole second and scored on an error.
Wall went 2-for-3 and Woodall was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Thompson took the loss for Georgetown.
Georgetown followed the win over Waccamaw with a 6 t0 3 win over Elizabethton, Tenn., on Monday night.
Holcombe pitched six innings, allowing one earned run, four hits and two walks, and struck out two to pick up the win.
Jordan went 1-for-2 with two runs, Woodall went 2-for-4 with two 2RBIs, Wall went 2-for-4 with a double, and Nash went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Waccamaw picked up region wins over Marion and Mullins last week.
The Warriors banged out 17 hits in a 25-3 win over the Auctioneers.
Curtis Lawing led the offense with three hits, three runs and three RBIs.
Tucker Perry had a pinch-hit grand slam.
Jack Monroe and Scott Hiler each had two hits in Waccamaw’s 4-3 win over the Swamp Foxes, and Lawing had a key RBI double. Andrew Reichert had two RBIs.
Perry got his second win of the season.
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