Friday, April 25, 2014
Everything seemed fine in the first inning of Wednesday’s Mingo Bay Baseball Classic game between Waccamaw and Williamsburg Academy with no one scoring.
But in the second inning, things went very well for the Warriors, and they racked up a blinding lead of 5-0. There was no scoring on either side for three more innings, but once again, in the fifth, Waccamaw fell into a groove of nonstop scoring, and tallied six back-breaking runs, and the mercy rule was called.
Scott Hiler went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs; Dalton Hendrix went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs; and Cole Cook went 1-for-1 and was hit by a pitch.
Justin Colgrove got the win.
The win improved Waccamaw to 2-1 in the tournament.
“The first game was a loss against Weston Hall, but was a good pitching performance between two good guys,” said Warriors coach Jeff Gregory. “We had opportunities in the bottom of the sixth and seventh to tie and win, but we just didn’t come through. But the game was sharp all around, with good defense from both teams. It’s hard to regain from a big emotional loss, but last night they rallied to win a close one against Sherman, W.Va., with a walk-off pinch hit from Ethan Leatherwood. And today, everything clicked in the second, and we were able to put it away in the fifth.”