Baseball: NMB spoils MB’s hopes for sweep of region

nmbbase-5pitchThe North Myrtle Beach High baseball team rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to beat rival Myrtle Beach 9-4 on Friday, spoiling the Seahawks bid to go undefeated Region 7-4A play.

Both teams got off to hot starts as the Chiefs tallied three runs in the top of the first and the Seahawks countered with four runs in the bottom of the frame. Both pitchers settled down to keep the score at 4-3 Myrtle Beach until the fifth.

Myrtle Beach starter Lawson Cribb was relieved in the pivotal inning as the Chiefs erupted for five in the fifth. Chase Hudson and Taylor Houia had two hits apiece, and Colin Cordera and Dalton Simpson drove in three and two runs, respectively.

North Myrtle Beach’s Dylan Doolittle came in to pitch the final three innings of scoreless baseball to earn the win. The Chiefs earned the No. 2 seed in the region and will host a first-round playoff game.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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