Tigers fall again to Bruins; Seahawks one-hit Wilson

The No. 3 Conway High baseball team suffered its second straight setback to Region 6-4A rival South Florence on Thursday night.

After squandering a four-run lead to lose to the Bruins on Wednesday, the Tigers (7-5 overall, 3-3 region) were pushed to extra innings at home in the rubber match of the series before falling 4-3 in eight innings.

This time it was the Tigers’ turn to rally late. Trailing 3-2 with two out in the seventh, Colby Ard delivered the game-tying RBI single to send the game into extras.

But South Florence’s Josh Johnson scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth to give the Bruins the lead for good.

Freshman pitcher Lindsey Robinson closed out his complete game by holding Conway scoreless in the bottom of the frame. Conway’s Will Parker took the loss.

Conway struggled in all phases of the game, collecting just six hits at the plate and committing six errors in the field. The Tigers’ pitching staff also combined to walk six batters.

* Myrtle Beach 6, Wilson 0: The Seahawks improved to 5-1 in Region 7-3A with a shutout road win over the Tigers.

Myrtle Beach’s Jesse Nelson hurled a complete-game one-hitter and the Seahawks capitalized on four Wilson errors.

The Seahawks (7-7, 5-1) had only five hits but made them count. Landon Edwards went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Wilson Wicker and Griffin Bethle accounted for the rest with an RBI double apiece.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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