USC-Salk earns doubleheader split

  • USC-Salkehatchie tries to make a late season run as tournament play approaches.

The USC-Salkehatchie Indians baseball team earned a split with Spartanburg Methodist College Saturday, April 1 in Allendale.

The Indians dropped the opening game 11-1, but rebounded to post a 8-4 win in the second game.

For USC-Salkehatchie, the victory didn’t come easy. The Indians rallied from three runs down. The comeback was fueled by a four-run sixth inning highlighted by a grandslam homer by Nick Delbianco. Caleb Talton also homered in the inning.

Offensively for the game, the Indians finished with eight hits. Hagen Mott and Jonathan Wright led the way with two hits apiece. Players who had at least a single includes Justin Brockington and Josh Litchfield.

With the win, USC-Salkehatchie moves to 17-20 overall.

USC-Salkehatchie coach Charles “Bubba” Dorman said the team responded well after some early adversity.

“We didn’t play well in the first game, but I have to give the players credit for the way they responded. We didn’t hang our heads, we continued to fight hard and it paid off with a win in the second game,” Dorman said. “

The play on the mound was the difference-maker in the second game. The Indians received a marvelous performance from right hander Will Gee. Gee, a graduate of Jefferson Davis Academy, worked seven innings, allowing only four hits and striking out six. It was Gee’s third win of the season.