Georgetown beats Socastee in extra innings

  • Friday, June 20, 2014

Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News Georgetown’s Corey Ward drove in the winning run against Socastee on June 16.

Georgetown’s Junior American Legion team erased a four-run deficit and held on in extra innings to beat Socastee 10-9 on June 16.

The teams traded leads before Socastee plated four runs in the fourth inning to go ahead 9-5.

Georgetown tied the game with four runs in the top of the seventh.

In the bottom of the inning, pitcher Matthew Owens took a throw from catcher Tyler McAlister to tag out a Socastee player trying to score the winning run and sent the game to extra innings.

Tyler Baxley scored on a fielder’s choice by Cory Ward in the ninth to give Georgetown the victory.

Baxley went 2-for-4, Alex Hughes went 1-for-4 with two RBIS, and Brett Howard had a double.

Noah Larimore got the win; Ward got a save.

Georgetown hosted a doubleheader against Waccamaw June 19.

Georgetown’s final games of the season are all at home: June 23 against Berkeley; June 24, doubleheader against Andrews; June 27, Conway.

Senior tournament

The Senior American Legion teams in Georgetown and Murrells Inlet will be hosting the Coastal Bracket of the Palmetto Legion Invitational Tournament June 27 to 29.

Teams in Pool A – Georgetown, Frederick, Md., Excelsior, Minn., and Goose Creek – will play at Mike Johnson Park.

Teams in Pool B – Murrells Inlet, Wilmington, N.C., Moline, Ill., and Sumter – will play at Socastee High School.

Schedules:

June 27: 5 p.m., Goose Creek vs. Excelsior, Sumter vs. Moline; 7:30 p.m., Georgetown vs. Frederick, Murrells Inlet vs. Wilmington.

June 28: 10 a.m., Georgetown vs Excelsior, Murrells Inlet vs. Moline; 1 p.m., Frederick vs. Excelsior, Wilmington vs. Moline; 4 p.m., Frederick vs. Goose Creek, Wilmington vs. Sumter; 7 p.m., Georgetown vs. Goose Creek, Murrells Inlet vs Sumter.

All of the games on June 29 will be played at Mike Johnson Park.

Schedule: 10 a.m., Frederick vs. Moline; 1 p.m., Excelsior vs. Murrells Inlet; 4 p.m., Goose Creek vs. Wilmington; 7 p.m., Georgetown vs. Sumter.

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