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Socastee wins three games to earn Mingo Bay title shot

The Socastee High baseball team won its third game in about a 24-hour period on Thursday to advance to the championship game of the Mingo Bay Classic. After defeating Austintown Fitch 3-1 on Wednesday night and downing Logan 11-1 early Thursday, the Braves (17-2) showed no signs of fatigue in taking down South Lakes 4-1 in the semifinals. Hunter Renfrow went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored... 

Mingo Bay Classic: Braves remain perfect in pool play

The Socastee High baseball team continued its unbeaten run through the Mingo Bay Classic on Thursday with an 11-1 win over Logan that was stopped early via the 10-run mercy rule. The Braves (16-2 overall, 4-0 tournament) exploded for five runs in the second inning and never looked back in winning their pool. Socastee will advance to single-elimination play Friday. On Wednesday, Socastee posted a surprising... 

Baseball: Thompson hurls one-hitter in Mingo Bay tilt

High school baseball teams come from all over the country come to compete in the Mingo Bay Classic and see some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions. One Monday, one unfortunate team started their spring break staring down the barrel of Socastee pitcher Dylan Thompson’s right arm. The junior struck out 14 batters and allowed only one hit in the Braves’ 3-0 victory over Greenbrier Christian... 

Braves battle past Sharks, begin play in Mingo Bay

The Socastee and St James High baseball teams both put runners in scoring position in Saturday’s key Region 7-3A contest, but the Braves made the most of their opportunities, pulling out a 4-2 win over the visiting Sharks to remain undefeated in league play. St James had seven hits compared with the Socastee Braves’ six, but the Sharks stranded eight runners on base after claiming a 2-0... 

Baseball: Braves no-hit MB for second time this season

The Socastee High baseball team continued its tear through Region 7-3A competition Tuesday night, shutting out rival Myrtle Beach 4-0 at the Ripken Experience complex. Socastee’s Dylan Thompson and Trevor Bigham combined to no-hit the Seahawks for the second time this season. On the heels of Austin Schmitz’s no-no against Myrtle Beach three weeks ago, the Braves (11-2 overall, 5-0 region)... 

Baseball: Braves win two, place second in Mingo Bay

The Socastee High baseball team won a pair of games Thursday to finish second in the Mingo Bay Invitational. The Braves (10-2) scored an 8-3 win over Erika (NC) in Game 1 and defeated Daniel Boone (TN) 5-3 in the nightcap to claim the runner-up spot to unbeaten South Hills (CA). Socastee won the prestigious national tournament last season. In Game 1, Kyle Smith went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Hunter... 

Baseball: Socastee falls to California power; Tigers roll

The Socastee High baseball team suffered a 4-1 setback to South Hills (CA) in the Mingo Bay tournament on Wednesday. The Braves (8-2 overall, 4-0 Region 7-3A) gave up three runs in the critical third inning and were unable to make a late charge. Finn Melko and Dalton Smith each went 2-for-3 but the rest of the lineup combined for only two hits. Socastee’s Sam McKinney took the loss. South Hills’... 

Baseball: Braves, Sharks on course for region showdown

The Socasatee High baseball team remained undefeated in Region 7-3A play with a 9-1 victory over host North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday. Socastee’s Dylan Thompson pitched four innings to get the win and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs at the plate to lead the Braves (8-1 overall, 4-0 region) remain on top of the league standings. Socastee’s Hunter Renfrow and Finn Melko also got two hits apiece,... 

Baseball: Braves rally late; Holmes does it all for Tigers

Socastee High rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to defeat Virginia High 6-4 in Monday’s intrastate matchup. Socastee’s Dylan Thompson drove home the game-winning run in the sixth. Buck Bacot was hit by a pitch to get on base, stole second then went to third on an error to represent the go-ahead run. Thompson slapped the second of his two RBIs on his 2-for-4 day at the plate. Socastee... 

Braves storm past Sharks in Soccer at the Beach tilt

The inaugural Soccer at the Beach tournament continued in the rain Saturday, and the Socastee High boys appeared to thrive in the elements. The Braves defeated the rival St. James Sharks 3-1 on Saturday to bounce back from Friday’s first-round loss to Chatham Kent (Ontario, Canada) by the same score. The Braves broke out to 3-0 lead and held off a late charge by the Sharks. St. James got a header... 
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