Post 114 hammers Mullins 12-0
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
By Chris Sokoloski
Georgetown American Legion Post 114 capitalized on 13 walks to beat Mullins 12-0 on Friday and improve to 5-3 on the season.
"Their pitching was not very good," Georgetown coach Jeff Gregory said. "It was noticeable in the amount of walks we got."
Waccamaw High's J.D. Whitlock went 2-for-3 with two runs scored; Georgetown High's Mac Jordan went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI; and Andrews High's Alex McElwee went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Andrews' Patrick Ward pitched three innings, struck out two, walked two and only allowed one hit to pick up the win.
All of Georgetown's losses this season have come at the hands of Florence, included a doubleheader last week.
"They're an elite team and we just haven't been able to match up and get the right combinations," Gregory said. "We'll find a way to compete with Florence before it's all over with."
In game one, Florence capitalized on six Georgetown errors and won 14-4.
Andrews' Mason Brett had three of Georgetown's four hits and scored two of its runs.
Ward gave up nine runs, six of them earned, and took the loss.
"He didn't throw that bad," Gregory said. "They scored five runs without hitting the ball out of the infield. We couldn't go get the ball and get them out.
We haven't adjusted to that speed of play."
In game 2, Georgetown committed seven errors and were no hit by Akeem Bostic from West Florence in a 13-1 loss.
McElwee took the loss.
Georgetown bounced back with a five-inning, 14-1 win over Lake City on Thursday.
"It was a good night for us," Gregory said. "Just about everybody played."
Jordan pitched a complete game, scattering five hits and striking out four to pick up his second win of the summer.
"It was another impressive performance," Gregory said. "He was lights out."
Georgetown only committed one error.
"We played good defense behind [Jordan]," Gregory said.
Waccamaw's Richard Archer had three of Georgetown's 12 hits. He also drove in two runs and scored three runs.
Brett went 2-for-3, with one RBI and three runs scored; Waccamaw graduate Logan Caulder went 1-for-2 with two runs scored; Waccamaw's Jordan Hoeweler went 1-for-2 with two RBIs; and Andrews' Tyler Ward went 1-for-1 with an RBI and two runs scored.
"[Tyler's] been pretty hot off the bench for us," Gregory said.
Georgetown hosts Florence tonight at Mike Johnson Park and Murrells Inlet on Tuesday at Waccamaw High School.
Both games start at 7 p.m.