Manning-Santee - 13/Cheraw - 9
Manning-Santee came from behind to win big over Cheraw on June 12, in game 1 of a doubleheader at home, 13-9.
After the first inning, M-S was down 5-0. After three innings, Cheraw had increased their lead to 9-0, before M-S’s bats came alive.
“We battled back,” said M-S Head Coach G.G. Cutter. “We kept telling them to settle down and stay focused and we came back.”
The winning pitcher was Justin Broadway who came in and pitched the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, shutting down Cheraw’s offense.
Zach Graham went 2 for 5, Jack Martin was 2 for 4 and Corey Brown went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Douglas Ard had two RBIs.
Cheraw 11/Manning-Santee 5
Manning-Santee couldn’t come back in the second game, however, losing to Cheraw, 11-5.
Shuler Ward started the game on the mound and came away with the loss. By the third inning, Cheraw was on top with 11 runs. Mark Pipkin took the ball in relief and shut the door on Cheraw.
“The damage had already been done by the time Mark got in the game,” said M-S Head Coach G.G. Cutter. “We couldn’t come from behind two games in a row.”
Douglas Ard and Linc Powell went 2 for 3 in the game.
Manning-Santee - 9/Darlington - 1
Manning-Santee rebounded against Darlington on June 13, at home, coming away with a huge win, 9-1.
The winning pitcher for M-S was Nick Gibbons, who went five innings giving up one unearned run. Corey Brown came in for two innings and Linc Powell closed the game out striking out three of the four batters he faced.
Jack Martin was 3 for 5, Greg King was 3 for 5 with two RBIs and a triple, J.T. Eppley went 2 for 2 and Zach Graham went 2 for 4.
Sumter - 6/Manning-Santee - 5
A hit batter and a couple of walks in the eighth inning got Sumter in the position to beat Manning-Santee on June 15, in a tight game at home, 6-5.
Douglas Ard struck out seven and walked three allowing no runs with two hits through five innings. Linc Powell came in the sixth facing just three batters. The seventh inning didn’t go as well for Powell. Two walks, a couple of stolen bases and an error brought in the first run for the P-15s. The inning could have gone longer if not for two diving catches in the outfield by centerfielder Rashad Hilton.
Powell got into trouble early in the top of the eighth. Sumter’s first batter flied out for out number one. Then a hit batter, a single to left field followed by two walks and M-S Head Coach G.G. Cutter pulled Powell and put in Corey Brown. Brown got the final two outs but the P-15s had added two more runs to the board making the game 5-3. The P-15s had their bats going in the top of the ninth. Their first batter led off with a single to centerfield followed by a long fly ball to left field that had Jamal Keels standing at the fence to pull it in. The next batter hit a ground rule double to left and an intentional walk loaded the bases. The fifth batter of the inning was walked bringing in another run for the P-15s cutting M-S’s lead to 1. A two RBI single to right field by Sumter’s Will Smith put the P-15s out front, 6-5.
The top half of the ninth inning started out well for Post 68 when the P-15s walked the lead off batter. The next batter struck out swinging and the lead off walk was cut down at second attempting to steal. The final out of the game came on a 4-3 ground out.
Manning-Santee is on the road this week with a game in Darlington on June 18 and Sumter on June 21. M-S will return to Darlington on June 25, and head to Hartsville on June 26, before closing out the season at home with a game against Sumter on June 28, and the final game of the regular season at home on July 2, against Hartsville.