SGSC baseball sweeps USC Salkehatchie on the road to extend win streak
The trip to USC Salkehatchie in South Carolina on February 8th proved to be successful for the SGSC Hawks baseball team. They were able to leave the field with a two game sweep and a score of 8-6 in game one and 10-4 in the final game of the doubleheader.
The sixth inning seemed to be the most important inning in both games. In game one, the game was tied at six with the Hawks battling in the top of the sixth. Max Hughes stepped up to the plate and singled on the first swing of the bat while having a 2-2 count, scoring one run. The Hawks went on to score another run in the seventh to add to the run count and finish with the 8-6 win.
The base paths were crowded for the Hawks during the game. SGSC collected 12 hits. Tim Martin went three for four at the plate to lead SGSC in hits. Martin put one out of the field in the second and third innings. Max Hughes and Greg Wozniak followed by getting two hits each. Cole Escher, Tyler Salomon, JT Rice, Blake Ebo and Justin Brooks each added one hit to round out the total.
Mason List got the start on the mound for the Hawks. He went three innings, allowing six runs on five hits, striking out three and walking none.
In game two, the Hawks clinched the lead in the sixth inning for the 10-4 victory over USC Salkehatchie. The home team piled up four runs in the first inning, but the Hawks rallied near the end of the game to score runs in the last three innings. Justin Brooks led the Hawks with two hits in four at bats. Cole Escher, Tim Martin, Cole Freeman and JT Rice contributed one hit each.
Vic Steedley secured the win for the Hawks. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over one and one-third innings, striking out three and walking one. Austin Knowles, Buck Bennett and Noah Detrick all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering the Hawks toward the victory.