Baseball: MB rallies in ninth; CF falls on controversial call

mbbase-5tag2The Myrtle Beach High baseball team scored six unanswered runs – three to force extra innings and three more to win it in the ninth – to defeat non-region foe Aynor 9-6 on Thursday.

Trailing 6-3 in the sixth, the Seahawks rallied for one run in the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh to force free baseball. Myrtle Beach added three runs in the ninth to complete the comeback.

Myrtle Beach’s Cody Thomas went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and he also pitched four solid innings to lead the Seahawks. Michael Calamari had a pair of critical RBIs and pitched two innings of relief, striking out five Blue Jackets to get the win.

* Socastee 15, Wilson 2: The Braves (12-2, 6-0 region) remained undefeated in region play with a mercy-rule victory over the Tigers.

Socastee scored five runs in the third and sixth innings to enact the 10-run rule after pounding out 13 hits. Dylan Thompson went 3-for-3 to lead the Braves’ hit parade.

Pitcher Sam McKinney allowed only two hits over five innings and struck out four while walking one to get the win. He also helped his own cause with two hits at the plate.

Hunter Renfrow, Dalton Smith and Devin Melko  collected two hits and two RBIs apiece and Ryan Beale added a three-RBI triple to the offensive outburst.

* West Florence 5, Carolina Forest 4: The Panthers fell to .500 in the region standings with a controversial call on the game’s final play.

A Carolina Forest player was called out on a play at the plate that would have tied the game but instead the Panthers are 6-6 are clinging to the final playoff spot.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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