Sharks get back on winning track by blowing out Chiefs

The St. James baseball team bounced back from its first loss of the season in typical Sharks style on Monday, with an impressive 13-2 win over visiting North Myrtle Beach.

Following a tough loss to Socastee last week in which the Sharks (5-1 overall, 3-1 Region 7-3A) allowed no earned runs, they got back on the winning track with a six-inning mercy-rule victory over the Chiefs.

St. James’ Caleb Duggan went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Sharks’ hit parade. Brock Gallagher went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Anders DeShields, Dillon LeDuc and Drake Martin had two hits apiece.

The Sharks struck for three runs in the first inning and four more in the second frame to take control of the game early. Kasey Crooks scattered eight hits over six innings, striking out five and walking none to get the win.

North Myrtle Beach’s Billy Pippen went 2-for-3 to lead the Chiefs and came on in relief of starter Kyle Cooper after he was roughed up in the first two innings.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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