Seahawks slide into season with Baseball at the Beach

The Myrtle Beach High baseball team hopes to pick up where it left off last season. Fortunately for the Seahawks, they will have almost everyone back to do so.

Myrtle Beach returns seven starters from last season, when they were knocked out of the Lower State playoffs by region rival and defending Class AAA state champion St. James.

The Seahawks will have to overtake the Sharks and outbattle fellow region contenders North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown for the VIII-AAA crown, but they have the talent to make a run.

“We will be looking to make the playoffs for the fifth straight year,” Myrtle Beach coach Tim Christy said. “The region is very balanced this year with Georgetown, North Myrtle Beach and St. James being the early favorites to take home the title.”

Among those back for the Seahawks are senior outfielders Vinny Hoover, Dupre Hungerpiller, Cody Clark and Seth Davenport, with the latter two also serving as starting pitchers.

Senior second baseman Tara Movsky anchors an infield of juniors Jesse Nelson, Brandon Dorsey, Griffin Bethle and Critter Collins, along with sophomore Landon Edwards. All five can pitch, and junior catcher Wilson Wicker is back behind the plate to complete a solid battery.

“With the new bat rules (the SCHSL is switching to the new BB-filled aluminum types used by colleges) in place, a premium will be placed on pitching and defense,” Christy said.

The Seahawks appear solid at those two and hope to produce enough offense to claim the region title. But before they start worrying about region foes, the Seahawks will test their skills this week in the annual Baseball at the Beach tournament, which attracts top teams from around the state and East Coast.

Games will be held at BB&T Coastal Field and Myrtle Beach High’s diamond to accommodate daily doubleheaders on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The championship game will be played at Myrtle Beach High immediately following the final bracket game.

The Baseball at the Beach schedule is as follows:

Thursday

Wando vs North Davidson  BB&T  4:30
Ft Mill vs Eastside  BB&T 7:00
East Rutherford vs Northwestern  MBHS 4:30
MB vs Aynor  MBHS  7:00

Friday

Ft Mill vs Wando  BB&T 4:30
Northwestern vs Aynor  BB&T  7:00
Eastside vs North Davidson MBHS  4:30
MB vs East Rutherford  MBHS 7:00

Saturday

North Davidson vs Ft Mill BB&T 9:00 AM
Aynor vs East Rutherford  CCU 9:00 AM
Wando vs Eastside  MBHS 9:00 AM
MB vs Northwestern MBHS 11:30 AM

Championship Game Follows Final Bracket Game @ MBHS

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