Stories By SCOTTY JACOBS
Lions win 2 of 3 to claim Hardee/Penley tournament title
Loris Lions varsity baseball claimed a 3-1 victory over Myrtle Beach, 9-2 over Latta last week, enough to win the Lacy Hardee/ Duke Penley Tournament despite a mid-week 5-4 loss to Marlboro County.
Tied at one with Loris batting in the bottom of the sixth Hayden Day singled on a 1-2 count scoring two runs for the Lions.
Gavin Gore and Day each collected on hit for Loris.
Jackson Huff was the winning pitcher. The righty lasted six innings, allowing one hit and one run, striking out 13.
Myrtle Beach pitchers sat down five.
Day threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. He recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Loris.
Batting in the top of the eighth with the game tied at three, a double on a 0-2 count scored one run.
In the first inning, Marlboro County got their offense started when one doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Loris tied things up at three when Gavin Gore double on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Loris racked up six hits. Suggs and Gore each collected multiple hits for the Lions.
Thomas Cox led things off on the hill for Loris. The pitcher lasted five innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out eight and walking one.
Hayden Day and Aiden Suggs entered into the game as relief, throwing two innings and one inning respectively.
Loris got on the board in the first inning when Hayden Day doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
LHS tallied three runs in the fifth inning, The offensive onslaught came from singles by Avery Todd and Aiden Suggs. Loris racked up 12 hits in the game. Billy Drayton, Suggs, Day, and Todd each had multiple hits for Loris.
Suggs earned the win for Loris went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out ten. Billy Drayton threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
With the twin the host Loris Lions won the Lacy Hardee/Duke Penley Tournament.
2023 Lacy Hardee/ Duke Penley All-Tournament Team selected by the coaches were; Dillon High School, Hank Grinder, and Brenden Miles; Marlboro County High School; Jonathan Westbay, and Mason Norris; Carver’s Bay High School, Brantley Jones; Green Sea Floyds High School, Jonah Elliott, and Kaden Watson; Latta High School, Collin Minshew, and Justin Stutler; Conway High School, Benjamin Lewis, and Dillon Pruett; Myrtle Beach High School, Sinclair Bolick, and Tristan McGee; Lake View High School, Tucker Bass, and Chris McGill; Loris High School, Jackson Huff, Aiden Suggs, and Billy Drayton; Honorable Mention, Thomas Cox, and Hayden Day.
Most Valuable Player was given to Aiden Suggs who had a .600 average with 13 strikeouts and win in championship game.
Lady Lions dominate with wins over NMB, Carvers Bay
Karley Hand wasted no opportunities at the plate last Tuesday, driving in four on two hits to lead the Loris Lady Lions past North Myrtle Beach 12-2.
Jessie Cartrette showed timely hitting on Thursday, driving in four on three hits to lead Loris past Carvers Bay 11-1.
Hand drove in runs on a fly up in the first, a homerun in the third, and a double in the fifth.
In the bottom of the first inning Loris tied things up at one when Hand hit a ground out into a double play, scoring one run. Loris pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. Aysia Whitley singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and Bailey Rice grounded out, scoring one run. LHS tallied six runs in the fifth inning.
The big inning was thanks to singles by Jessie Cartrette, Emmie Spivey, and Rice and doubles by Hand, Kenzie McCoy, and Whitley.
Loris launched one home run on the day. Hand had a four bagger in the third inning. LHS racked up 15 hits on the game. Cartrette, Whitley, Hand, McCoy, and Caitie Black all managed multiple hits for Loris. Cartrette led Loris with three hits in four at bats.
Hand took the win for Loris. The righty lasted six innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out seven and walking one.
Jessie Cartrette drove in runs for the Lady Lions on a single in the first, a double in the third and a single in the fifth.
LHS got on the board in the first inning on an error.
Loris scored three runs in the third inning. Cartrette had an RBI double in the inning to lead the run scoring.
LHS racked up 11 hits on the day. Cartrette and Caitie Black both managed multiple hits. Cartrette led Loris with three hits in three at bats.
Bellamie Gore took the win for the Lions. The righthander surrendered one run on two hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out six.
Kenzie McCoy and Cartrette ended the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Stallions fall twice to East Bladen
East Bladen proved more than the South Columbus High varsity baseball team could handle twice last week, the Eagles taking a 10-0 win last Tuesday, a 13-0 victory on Friday.
East Bladen scored on a single by Ty Mathis and a single by Zamar Lewis in the first inning.
A single by Dylan Cullipher in the first inning was a positive for South Columbus. Cullipher went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead South Columbus in hits.
Jared Caines took the loss for South. Caines lasted two innings, allowing seven hits and five runs while striking out one and walking zero.
South Columbus had a tough time generating runs, while East Bladen put up nine in the fifth inning thanks to singles by Marlin David and Zamar Lewis, an error on a ball put in play by Tyler Johnson, and a double by Garrison Tatum.
South Columbus smacked one home run on the day. Carter Lee put one out in the fifth inning.
Daquan Cox took the loss for South Columbus. Cox surrendered four runs on three hits over two innings. Striking out four.
Coleman Tatum took the win for East Bladen. The Eagles allowed two hits and two runs over four innings, striking out seven. Evan Paint threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
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