Baseball: MB beats Sharks to force logjam atop region

sjbase-42mbOn a day the St. James and Myrtle Beach High baseball teams celebrated the 69th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, the outcome caused a different kind of equality in Region 7-3A.

With all players sporting Robinson’s retired jersey No. 42, Myrtle Beach upset the Sharks 9-5 on their home field at Shark Park, creating a first-place tie atop the region standings. Meanwhile, North Myrtle Beach’s 8-1 road win over Georgetown put the Chiefs in the first-place mix with a three-way tie at 6-2.

After St. James jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first, Myrtle Beach countered with four runs in the second and one more in the third to take the lead for good. Michael Calamari went 3 for 5 with an RBI, and Zack Coble went 2 for 4 to lead the Seahawks’ 11-hit outing. Coble shared the mound with Cameron Bodge to combine for seven hits and seven strikeouts.

St. James’ Liam Bloom had an RBI triple and Grayson Stoneking went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Stoneking was roughed up on the mound and was relieved by Cameron Dean but he couldn’t stop the Seahawks from scoring in four consecutive innings to pull away for the win, which opened the door to a wild final week of the season for the region title.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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