Clarendon 11/Turbeville 3
Sumter 16/Clarendon 3
Sumter 16/Clarendon 6
The Clarendon Dixie Boys All-Star 13- and 14-year-old baseball team defeated Turbeville in its first game of regional action but lost twice to Sumter in the double elimination tournament held last weekend at Patriot Park in Sumter.
Turbeville scored all its runs in the first inning. Matthew Corbett who pitched the first four innings picked up the win for Clarendon County while Corey Hughes and Eric Johnson came in the game late and pitched the final three innings.
Will Gardner and J.P. Rowland went 3 for 3 while Corey Hughes went 3 for 4.
“It was a good game,” said Head Coach Tommy Harrison. “The guys played hard and made plays on defense behind our pitchers.”
On July 7, Clarendon County faced Sumter twice, losing both games.
In the first game, Dawson Hatfield was the losing pitcher for Clarendon County. Allen Ridgeway and Eric Johnson pitched the final innings.
“He did an awesome job,” Harrison said. “He just didn’t have any defense to back him up.”
Buddy Bleasdale, Hughes and Rowland went 2 for 3 in the loss.
In the second game against Sumter, Clarendon County lost 16-6.
“Errors, errors, errors,” said Harrison. “Our pitchers pitched really well but we gave too many outs. We had too many errors.”
Bleasdale threw 95 pitches in the first three innings of the game. Rowland came in and closed out the game.
Bleasdale went 3 for 3, Brent Jordan went 2 for 2 and Rowland went 2 for 3.
“This was a young team,” Harrison said. “Of the nine players on the field, seven were 13-year-olds. Sumter’s entire team was 14-year-olds. This was my first year coaching. This was a building year. Next year, we’ll be more experienced and tougher.”