McCord throws four-hitter to lead Tigers past Sharks

The No. 3-ranked Conway High baseball team took out its frustrations from back-to-back region losses to defeat non-league foe St. James 6-3 on Friday.

After suffering a pair of tough upsets at the hands of South Florence, the Tigers stepped out of the region and back into the role of state power thanks to a strong outing on the mound by pitcher Bryce McCord.

McCord threw a complete-game four-hitter and struck out four batters to get the Tigers (8-3 overall, 3-3 region) back on the winning track agaisnt the Sharks (5-2, 3-1). Brock Gallagher took the loss for St. James after giving up six hits and runs in 2 2/3 innings of work.

McCord got plenty of offensive support from the top of the order. Lead-off man Jordan Gore went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, GK Young was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Grant Holmes was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

St. James got two hits from Anders DeShields but could muster only two more among the rest of the team – Trent Revis’ two-run single in ths seventh. The Sharks cut the early 6-0 deficit in half but could get no closer.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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