Warhorses win easily over Tigers
The little things made the difference in Friday’s region baseball game between Allendale-Fairfax High and Barnwell High.
Barnwell High took advantage of seven errors by Allendale-Fairfax High Tiger and some additional miscues to take home an easy 19-1 victory on March 31.
With the win, Barnwell High moves to 5-1 in region play.
Miscues on the day just weren’t limited to the Tigers. The Warhorses were also guilty of a few mishaps, including a couple of fielding and outfield errors.
“We played well in spurts,” Barnwell High coach Don Mims said. “They made a few mistakes and we did a good job of taking advantage of the miscues.”
The Warhorses secured the momentum early in the contest with Nathan Toole, Trevor Steadman and JD Bailey scoring in the first inning.
The Warhorses, who had two hits in the inning, took advantage of a walk and an error.
The Tigers looked to answer in the bottom of the first inning, but missed on a couple of opportunities.
First, the Tigers had a runner at first base with one out, but the next batter hit a double play. Moments later, the next batter drove a ball to deep leftfield for a double. He then tried to stretch it to a triple but was was tagged out at third base on a perfect throw from Trevor Steadman to Seth Pritchard.
One inning later, the Warhorses would add to their lead. Highlighted by a two-run RBI double by Colin Breland, the Warhorses erupted for seven runs to take a 10-0 advantage.
Also shining at the plate in the inning were Trevor Steadman and Griffin Corley with RBI singles. Players scoring included Seth Pritchard, Nathan Toole, Seth Chestnu, Jackson Ridgeway and JD Bailey.
Down by 10 runs, the Tigers got onto the scoreboard in the second inning. For the team, Raquan Smalls singled and scored off a hit by Rae’Shaun Pryor.
Ahead by nine runs, the Warhorses quickly put the game away, scoring three runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth inning to close out the game.
On the mound, Nathan Toole was the top pitcher in the game. Toole fired a four-hitter with seven strikeouts.