Sharks shellack Seahawks, stay in hunt for region title

The St. James High baseball team stayed in the hunt for the Region VIII-AAA title with a 9-1 victory over Myrtle Beach on Saturday.

St. James’ Preston Lane was a one-man wrecking crew for the Sharks, going 3-for-4 at the plate with six RBIs while also pitching 5 1/3 innings of one-run baseball to get the win.

The Sharks scored two runs in each of the first three innings to build a big lead early. Lane and Carter Brakefield, who went 3-for-3 and scored two runs, both had two-RBI doubles.

The Seahawks’ lone run came on Vinny Hoover’s solo home run in the fifth. St. James’ Trent Revis came on in relief of Lane to close out the final 1 2/3 frames.

Lane struck out seven batters and Revis rang up three to combine for double-digit strikeouts. They held the Seahawks to seven hits and allowed only one walk.

The defending region and state champion Sharks remain one game behind rival and first-place Socastee in the region standings.

Photo by Ranicer Photography

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