Mingo Bay: Sharks, Braves rally for wins in final inning

The St. James High baseball team responded to a last-inning rally by Sullivan South (TN) with one of its own for a 5-4 victory in the second round of the Mingo Bay Classic.

Trailing 4-2 entering ths seventh inning, Sullivan South scored a pair of runs to tie the score and seemingly force extra innings.

But the Sharks pushed the game-winning run across the plate in the bottom of the frame to improve to 2-0 in the tournament.

St. James’ Trent Revis and Anders DeShields went 2-for-3 and Carter Brakefield went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Sharks at the plate.

St. James starter Kasey Crooks scattered eight hits over 6 1/3 innings with five strikeouts before DeShields came in to earn the victory.

* Socastee 3, Jefferson 2: Dylan Thompson pitched five solid innings and sacrificed home the game-winning run in the 10th inning to lead the Braves to an extra-inning victory over the visitors in Wednesday’s Mingo Bay Classic action.

Thompson allowed two hits in the first inning, then he and winner Bubba Martin combined to throw nine no-hit frames in a row with 14 strikeouts. Still, it took 10 innings for the Braves’ offense to muster up enough runs to end it.

Socastee tallied a total of eight hits, led by Finn Melko and Dylan Smith going 2-for-4 on the day. But it took a sac fly by Thompson in the 10th to bring home Brandon Cuyler to end it.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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