Holcombe lifts Bulldogs to walk-off win

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Updated Friday, April 11, 2014 7:44 am

Chris Sokoloski/Times A bases-loaded double by Ryan Holcombe gave Georgetown High a 5-4 win over region rival St. James on Tuesday night.

St. James coach Robbie Centracchio didn’t want to pitch to Georgetown’s Woody Woodall with the game on the line in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday night.

So Centracchio walked Woodall to load the bases, and pitched to Ryan Holcombe.

Holcombe made him pay, driving in three runs with a double and giving the Bulldogs the 5-4 win.

St. James jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a home run in the top of the first, and then Georgetown plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Ryan Williams was hit by a pitch, advanced on a sacrifice and groundout and scored on a wild pitch. After singles by Riley Jordan and Seth Wall, Mark Alan Nash was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Woodall then walked to force in Jordan.

St, James regained the lead with three runs in the top of the seventh, before Holcombe drove in Jordan, Nash and Woodall to give the Bulldogs the victory.

Brandon Cribb went 2-for-2, Jordan and Wall went 2-for-3, and Holcombe went 2-for-4.

Georgetown followed that up with a 12-4 win over North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs banged out 12 hits and scored three runs in the second, four in the third and five in the sixth.

Brandon McCants went 4-for-4, and Cribb and Wall each went 2-for-4.

Alex Hughes got his third win of the year.

Georgetown is 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the region.

The boys tennis team lost 5-1 to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.

Ben Wilkins won 3-6, 7-6, 11-9 and No. 1 singles.

Waccamaw

The Warriors improved to 3-3 in the region with a 3-2 win over Loris on Wednesday.

“Any win at this time of year is a good thing,” said coach Jeff Gregory.

Justin Colegrove had the game-winning hit in the top of the seventh, driving in Jack Monroe who avoided the tag of the Lions catcher. Curtis Lawing also had an RBI.

Tucker Perry scattered eight hits, only gave up one earned run, and struck out seven to pick up the win.

“He did a great job,” Gregory said.

The Warriors are tied for third place in the region with Aynor, one game behind Loris.

The boys golf team lost 158-160 to Carolina Forest on Wednesday.

Jackson Cole shot a 37 for the low round of the match.

Other Waccamaw scores: Adam Woolridge 40; Patrick Golden 41, Will Canipe 42.

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