Baseball: Sharks’ arms cap perfect week at Mingo Bay

The St. James baseball team completed a perfect week of play in the Mingo Bay Classic on Friday with a 4-2 victory over Georgetown.

The Sharks got another solid pitching performance, this time from Anthony Peck’s six inning start. He allowed only three hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking only one, before Cameron Dean came on to get the save with two strikeouts in the seventh.

Cole Prosser and Harrison Scott led the Sharks at the plate with a pair of 2-for-3 outings, and Jacob English and Dean had RBI singles. St. James scored two runs in the first and second innings and the pitchers made the early advantage hold up.

* St. Albans (WV) 5, Myrtle Beach 2: The Seahawks suffered their second extra-inning defeat of the season, falling in 12 despite a strong pitching performance.

Myrtle Beach’s Tyler Burgess allowed only four hits through seven innings and battled to keep his team in it. Tied at 1-all, Burgess escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth, and he slammed the door after St. Albans put the potential winning run 90 feet away with one out in the seventh.

Myrtle Beach’s Derek McPherson took over and kept the Seahawks in it before St. Albans erupted for four runs in the 12th. The Seahawks tried to rally in the bottom of the frame and pushed one run across the plate but couldn’t complete the comeback.

* Other local scores in Friday’s Mingo Bay action included Socastee 6, Pigeon Forge (TN) 2; Carolina Forest 7, Hedgesville (WV) 4; High Point Christian (NC) 4, North Myrtle Beach 0; and Pleasure Ridge Park (KY) 8, Conway 0.

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