Salkehatchie Indians split doubleheader

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Michael Young - Sports Editor

The USC-Salkehatchie Indians split with USC Sumter in a baseball doubleheader March 15 in Allendale.
The Indians fell to USC-Sumter 4-3 in the opener before rebounding for a 3-0 victory in the second game.
With the split, USC-Salkehatchie improves to 13-13 in the standing.
Despite out-hitting USC-Sumter nine to seven, the Indians came up short on the scoreboard in the opener.
The turning point in the game came in the top of the fifth inning with USC-Sumter. Sparked by a RBI single by Trevor Bradley, USC-Sumter reeled off three runs to take a 3-1 lead. USC-Sumter never trailed after that point adding a run in the sixth inning to seal the win.
The top hitters for the Indians in the game were Shuler Ward and Zach Graham. Ward went three for four with an RBI and a run scored. Graham had two hits and a run scored. Others who had at least one hit included Cliff Alexander, Douglas Ard, Hunter Dilworth and Roger Marcus.
In game two, Bryon Munsterman made his fourth start of the season, holding USC-Sumter to two hits in a 3-0 shutout.
Munsterman, who improved to 3-1 finished the day with quality start by throwing seven complete innings with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Offensively, the Indians turned in a seven-hit performance, bolstered by Dalton Foster and Shuler Ward with two hits each.