BHS baseball gets win to close out tournament

  • Barnwell High Warhorse Seth Chestnut was the top pitcher on the mound in the team’s win over Wagener-Salley.

The Barnwell High baseball team got off to a slow start at the Pelion High tournament last weekend.

The Warhorses struggled out the gates with losses to Wagener-Salley High and Swansea High.

The Warhorses, however, rebounded on the final day of play with an impressive 11-0 win over Wagner-Salley High in a rematch game.

Barnwell High coach Don Mims said this young group is coming along after a rough start.

“We lost a good group of seniors last year, so it’s going to take some time for this team to develop,” Mims said. “I’m looking for some of our key returners to step up and lead the way this year. I thought the win over Wagener-Salley was a good step in that direction.”

Against Wagener-Salley High, Mims got good use of his bullpen. On the mound, Seth Chestnut, Griffin Corley and J.D.Bailey all played a key role in the victory.

Chestnut started the game and went three innings with one hit allowed and five strikeouts.

Offensively, after struggling with their bats through the first three games of the tournament, the Warhorses found rhythm at the plate against the War Eagles with 12 hits .

Griffin Corley shined the most at the plate with three hits, two doubles and two runs scored. Cody Bridgmon wasn’t far behind in production with two hits, a double and two RBIs.

“Right now, our hitting is not where we want it to be. We have to do a better job of putting the ball in play. Defensively, we need to be more consistent,” Mims said.