Baseball: NMB nips Cheraw; Braves, Sharks win CIT tilts

nmbbase-7The North Myrtle Beach High baseball team went to extra innings to down Fairmont 3-2 and preserve a strong pitching and hitting performance by a pair of Chiefs.

NMB starter Cole Gasque pitched four solid innings but exited the game with a 2-all tie. Dylan Doolittle came on in relief to shut down Fairmont over the final four innings, allowing three hits, striking out six, and walking one.

Doolittle later delivered the game-winning RBI single in the eighth. Doolittle and Gasque had two hits apiece to account for four of the Chiefs’ seven total hits.

NMB travels to rival Loris on Tuesday.

* Socastee 6, Waccamaw 3: The Braves wrapped up a 2-2 showing in the Coastal Invitational preseason tournament by defeating the host Warriors.

Quentin Macsciarelli led Socastee with three hits and Fox Wagner drove in three runs. Harrison Olszewski pitched 5 2/3 innings to get the win and Dylan Kuehne came on to close it out.

The Braves face a tough opening week with games against rivals Myrtle Beach, St. James, and region foe Sumter on three consecutive days (Wednesday through Friday).

* St. James 11, Cheraw 1: Another day, another stellar performance by the St. James pitching staff, which turned in a one-hitter to cap a strong showing in the Coastal Invitational.

Sharks starter Cam White struck out seven batters, allowed one walk and gave up only one hit and an unearned run in five innings of work. Tony Norcia came on for one inning of hitless relief.

White was also the lone multiple hitter of the day with a 2-for-2 outing as the Sharks spread their 10 hits among nine different batters.

Photo courtesy of NMBHS Athletics

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