Baseball: Sharks win debut; Seahawks, Chiefs shut out

sjbaseThe St. James High baseball program might not be as dominant as it once was, but the Sharks still know when it’s time for the playoffs.

Despite a slow finish to the season that saw them settle for the second seed, the Sharks came out swinging in Friday’s first round of the Class 3A playoffs to defeat visiting Swansea 5-2.

Ty King pitched a complete game three-hitter and his teammates offered plenty of run support by scoring two runs in both the first and second innings.

After Swansea managed to cut the deficit in half at 4-2 in the fourth, the Sharks answered back with a run in the bottom of the frame and King took care of the rest.

St. James’ Nick Delbianco went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored and Liam Bloom had a two-RBI double to lead the Sharks’ nine-hit barrage.

St. James travels to Berkeley on Monday.

* Aiken 6, Myrtle Beach 0: Despite earning the No. 1 seed for the first time in six years, the Seahawks ran into a buzzsaw in the first round of the District 7 playoffs.

Aiken ace Brandon Miller shut out the Seahawks and added some offensive punch as the Hornets pushed Myrtle Beach on the verge of elimination. The Seahawks host Darlington in an elimination game Monday.

* Gilbert 10, North Myrtle Beach 0: Gilbert ace Allen Geddings silenced the Chiefs’ bats in Friday’s District 5 opener. The Chiefs travel to Marlboro County for an elimination game Monday.

Photo by Rancier Photgraphy

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