Baseball: Schmitz pitches no-hitter against Seahawks

socbase-4pitchThe Socastee High pitcher Austin Schmitz had answer for Myrtle Beach hitters on Friday, and the answer was a resounding no.

Schmitz (2-0) hurled a no-hitter against the Seahawks to lead the Braves (5-0) to an 8-0 victory over their visiting rivals.

Schmitz went the distance and had 12 strikeouts to only three walks. The junior lefthander got plenty of offensive suppoprt from Jason Farria (3-for-3, Hunter Renfrow (2-for-4, two RBIs and a stolen base), Dalton Smith (1-for-3, RBI) and Buck Bacot (1-for-3, two RBIs).

Praise Thorsen (0-1) took the loss for the Seahawks (1-1), who suffered their first loss and region defeat of the season.

Socastee faces Gilman for the second time in three days at noon Saturday at the Ripken Experience.

* Georgetown 3, St. James 2: The Bulldogs rallied for two runs in the seventh inning to knock off the Sharks on Friday.

St. James took the lead on a two-RBI single by Trent Revis in the third inning and held it behind the solid pitching of Skylar Hays until he ran into trouble in the seventh. Hays gave up 10 hits and struck out five before being relieved by Ty King.

Georgetown countered with a strong performance by Nick Hughes, who went the distance and allowed only five hits. He struck out five and didn’t allow a walk.

* Wilson 8, North Myrtle Beach 5: The Tigers got to starter Billy Pippen early and held on for a key region victory.

Photo by Shannon Keevert

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