MB wins season opener in Baseball at the Beach debut

Myrtle Beach High’s 12-9 season-opening victory over Aynor on Thursday night looked like a baseball version of “Shootout at the OK Corral,” but Seahawks coach Tim Christy had another popular western in mind.

“It reminded me of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’,” Christy said of his team’s first-round victory in the Baseball at the Beach tournament. “We saw a little bit of everything, which is normal for a season opener.

“The guys get that adrenaline flowing and the first-game jitters, but most of the mistakes we made were aggressive errors, and that’s what you want to see. This is one we can build on.”

The first inning lasted more than an hour and set the tone for an offensive display. Aynor struck for four runs in the top of the frame and the Seahawks rallied for three runs in the bottom half to close the gap.

Myrtle Beach finally took its first lead of the game in the fourth at 6-5, then the Seahawks pulled away in the fifth inning with four runs that all came with two outs.

Vinny Hoover, who went 4-for-5 at the plate and scored four runs on the night, ripped a RBI triple to start the rally. He scored on an RBI single by Jesse Nelson, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, as the Seahawks took a commanding 10-5 lead into the sixth.

Aynor added a pair of runs in the sixth to keep it interesting but Myrtle Beach matched them on Nelson’s two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth. Brandon Dorsey was the pitcher of record during the rally to earn the win.

Myrtle Beach’s Critter Collins took the mound to close out the Blue Jackets (0-1), who added two more runs in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as the Seahawks (1-0) celebrated the season-opening victory.

The celebration was short-lived, however, as the Seahawks return to play a double header on Friday. With the forecast calling for thunderstorms on Saturday, the tournament schedule has been altered to try to get as many games as possible in on Friday.

In earlier action, Northwestern defeated East Rutherford 6-1. The tournament hopes to hold the finals and consolation games on Saturday, weather permitting. Friday’s revised tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday @ MBHS

9:30  Ft Mill vs N. Davidson
12:00 Eastside vs Wando
2:30  N. Davidson vs Eastside
5:00  MB vs Northwestern
7:30  MB vs E. Rutherford

@ BBT Coastal Field
4:30 Wando vs Ft Mill
7:00 Aynor vs Northwestern

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