Lumberjacks Shutout In Myrtle Beach
The Valley Lumberjacks spent their spring break at Myrtle Beach playing top notch baseball teams from all over the county, while other area teams stayed home because of the weather and couldn’t get in a game.
Although the ‘Jacks didn’t win any games they learned quite a bit. They lost their first game April 19 in the Mingo Bay Classic against Aymor, South Carolina and was dealt a 10-0 one hit shutout, with senior catcher Cody Bates cashing in for the only hit for the ‘Jacks.
Alex Henderson took the loss from the mound. He struck out three and walked two.
In their second game of the day, the Lumberjacks bats again was silent as only three Lumberjacks got hits, in a 10-0 shutout against Lakewood, South Carolina. Drew Wade had two singles, while Henderson added the other. Phillip Bassett took the loss from the mound. He struck out two and didn’t walk a batter.
On April 20, the ‘Jacks scored their first runs in the Classic in a 18-2 loss to East Kenmore, New York.
Wade smacked two hits and scored a run, while Henderson singled a plated knocked him in. Bates also singled and scored, while Bassett singled. The ‘Jacks used four pitchers in Brandon Stoneking, Albert “A-Train” McGuane, Tristen Kocher and Wade, combining for four strike outs.
In their last game of the Mingo Bay Classic on April 21, Valley scored four runs, but gave up 22 runs in a 22-4 loss to South Eastern New York.
Wade had three singles and scored twice, while Bates added a pair of hits and knocked three runs. Henderson and Kocher each added singles for the Lumberjacks.
Henderson, Stoneking, McGuane and Bassett each saw action on the mound.
“We were out-matched this year, I believe they put us in a harder bracket and saw very good pitching in every game,” said Valley Head Coach Jim West.