Friday, June 13, 2014
Georgetown American Legion Post 114 had a difficult series against Murrells Inlet Post 178 this week, with a 13-7 loss June 9 and a 7-4 loss June 10.
Several members of the team were out of town and unable to play in the first game.
Both Seth Wall and Taylor Bratcher crushed two-run home runs, part of a 12-hit performance by Georgetown.
Murrells Inlet had 17 hits.
Justin Colgrove pitched seven innings and took the loss. Tucker Perry pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
In game two, Wall once again showed his All-State status by launching a home run deep to left field, bringing Georgetown its first run of the game.
Cody Thompson threw a lot of pitches and gave up four runs in the fourth.
Ryan Holcombe came in and limited Murrells Inlet to one unearned run in the next four innings.
With the score was 5-2, Jalen Simmons came in to pitch the ninth inning.
Simmons got the first batter out, but then walked and hit the next two batters, and with that, Georgetown had either walked or hit 11 players in the game.
A single extended the Murrells Inlet lead to 7-2.
Perry then finished the game.
Jordan Cantley was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the ninth, and Wall drove him in with his second home run of the game.
But that was as close as Georgetown got.
“We had several opportunities to score, but we just didn’t get the timely hits we needed to make it happen, and you can’t win a game when you walk that many guys,” said coach Jason West.
The schedule for Post 114 has changed.
The game against Murrells Inlet that was scheduled for June 12 has been postponed until July 2, and a game against Beaufort has been added for June 18 at 7 p.m.
Also, there is a 10-team tournament at Mike Johnson Park on June 27–29.
Play begins at 7 p.m. June 27 and continues all day June 28-29.
South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.