Baseball Roundup: Braves’ bats blast Bulldogs, 11-3

The Socastee High baseball team cruised to an 11-3 win over visiting Georgetown on Tuesday night despite a strong start by the Bulldogs in the Region 7-3A opener for both teams.

Georgetown scored one run in each of the first three innings, but Socastee’s Dylan Thompson shut down the Bulldogs (2-3, 0-1) the rest of the way and got plenty of offensive support from his teammates.

The Braves (5-2 overall, 1-0 region) scored two runs in the first and three in the second to take the lead for good on a sac fly by Buck Bacot to score John Farria. Thompson went on to strike out seven to only one walk to improve to 2-0 on the mound. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate to help his cause.

The Braves pounded out 14 hits on the night, led by Hunter Renfrow. He He tripled in the first inning, got on base three times, scored two runs and had one RBI.

The Braves are looking to win the region after last year’s runner-up showing. They defeated Myrtle Beach earlier this season in the Baseball at the Beach tournament but it did not count as an official region game.

* Myrtle Beach 3, Wilson 3 (third inning): The Seahawks and Tigers were tied in the top of the third inning when the game was suspended. The contest will be completed at a later date.

After allowing three runs in the first inning to the Tigers, the Seahawks answered with three runs of their own in the second.

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