Lady Bantams: Game One
USC Union Lady Bantams stole the lead late in the game in a 5-2 victory over University Of South Carolina Salk on Saturday, April 2. The game was tied at two with the Lady Bantams in the top of the seventh when Cameron Jackson tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. The Lady Bantams fired up the offense in the first inning, when Hannah Truett singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Alex Bell got the start for the Lady Bantams. Bell surrendered two runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one.
The Lady Bantams racked up 12 hits on the day. Gabby Kirkman, Truett, and Taylor Bates each collected multiple hits, while Bates, Truett, and Kirkman all had two hits to lead The Lady Bantms. The Lady Bantams didn’t commit a single error in the field. Kailey Sanford had the most chances in the field with eight.
Wilber went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead University Of South Carolina Salk in hits.
Lady Bantams: Game Two
The Lady Bantams stole the lead late and defeated University Of South Carolina Salk 10-9 on Saturday. The game was tied at nine with the Lady Bantams batting in the top of the eighth when Kailey Sanford doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Despite falling down by eight runs in the fourth inning, University Of South Carolina Salk tried to fight back. University Of South Carolina Salk put up eight runs in the failed comeback. Hill, Champion, Hill, Ryanne Yarbough, Berry, and Powell each picked up RBIs.
The Lady Bantams opened up scoring in the first inning, when an error scored one run for the team.
University Of South Carolina Salk knotted the game up at nine in the bottom of the sixth inning. Hill grounded out, scoring one run.
Brooke Andrew was on the rubber for the Lady Bantams. The pitcher allowed four hits and seven runs over four and a third innings, striking out two.
The Lady Bantams smacked two home runs on the day. Gabby Kirkman had a dinger in the fourth inning. Amaura Burgess went deep in the fourth inning. The Lady Bantams had 16 hits in the game. Asia Allen, Sanford, Molly Winstead, Burgess, and Jesse Wicker each had multiple hits for The Lady Bantams. Burgess, Winstead, Sanford, and Allen each collected three hits to lead the Lady Bantams.
University Of South Carolina Salk racked up nine hits on the day. Champion, Berry, and Rohrer all collected multiple hits for University Of South Carolina Salk. Champion led University Of South Carolina Salk with three hits in four at bats.
Bantams Baseball: Game One
USC Union Bantam Baseball defeated USC Salkehatchie Indians Varsity 5-0 on Saturday, April 2 as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Garrison Hendrix struck out Cody Crawford to finish off the game. The Bantams got things moving in the first inning. Jak Evertt drove in one when Evertt singled.
One bright spot for USC Salkehatchie Indians Varsity was a single by Connor Dugan in the second inning.
Bryson Daniel was on the hill for the Bantams. The bulldog surrendered zero runs on two hits over five innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Ahmad Tucker led things off on the pitcher’s mound for USC Salkehatchie Indians Varsity. The righthander went four innings, allowing five runs on six hits. Drew Thomas and Nate Kiser entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.
The Bantams tallied one home run on the day. Nick Bailey went for the long ball in the second inning. The Bantams collected eight hits. Vespe and Antonio Gleaton all managed multiple hits, and Gleaton and Vespe each collected two hits to lead USC Union. The Bantams was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Gleaton made the most plays with five.
Bantam Baseball: Game Two
The Bantams got things moving in the second inning, when Vespe doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. Trevor Linaman was on the hill for the Bantams. The fireballer allowed one hit and one run over three innings, striking out three.
Jack Hedges toed the rubber for USC Salkehatchie Indians Varsity. The pitcher surrendered five runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out six. Mack Ritter and Michael Dorso entered the game as relief, throwing two and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
The Bantams socked one home run on the day. Trent Turner had a long ball in the second inning. Jak Evertt went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bantams in hits. The Bantams tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Vespe led the way with two.
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