May 26, 2011

Salisbury Sinks SCR-I Title Hopes With 4-2 Defeat in District Semifinals

Despite outhitting Salisbury on Tuesday night, Scotland County's baseball season came to a close in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 8 Tournament as the Panthers took advantage of four Tigers' errors to post a 4-2 victory, eliminating SCR-I from the playoffs.

Scotland County took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Sabe Sears led off with a triple. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Drew Miller.

Salisbury knotted the score 1-1 in the top of the second inning without the benefit of a hit. An error opened the door for the rally.

The Tigers regained the advantage in the bottom of the third inning. Miller singled to start the rally. Bondurant reached on an error before Cordie Kigar delivered an RBI single to make it 2-1.

That proved to be all the scoring for SCR-I, which mounted just one scoring threat over the final four innings, stranding two runners in the fifth.

Salisbury tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the fourth before going ahead for good in the fifth with a pair of unearned runs.

Ben Shannan took the loss on the mound, despite allowing just three hits and no earned runs. He walked five and struck out seven in the complete game.

Sabe Sears went 2-4 at the plate with a triple and a run scored. Kigar and Miller delivered the Tigers RBI with base hits. Shannan and Bondurant both went 1-3 as SCR-I outhit Salisbury 6-3 in the loss.

The Tigers finished the year with a 13-4 record.

Schuyler County captured the district title on May 11th with a 10-8 victory over Salisbury in the 10th inning.

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