Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Goose Creek southpaw Eddie Hiott threw a one-hitter Monday to hand Summerville Gold its first loss of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball League 1 Juniors Tournament.
Hiott struck out nine Summerville batters and picked off three of Summerville’s six total base runners to help Goose Creek to a 1-0 win in the opening round of the playoffs. The winner of the four-team, double-elimination tournament will advance to participate in the state tournament.
Summerville hurler Tim Brock kept his team in the game with a solid pitching performance, but had one bad inning.
In the bottom of the fourth, Goose Creek tallied three of its total six hits for the game to push a run across.
Jamison Mobbs got things started for Goose Creek with a double and moved to third on a single by Hiott. Tyler Knight then laid down a bunt to push in Mobbs for the game’s only score.
Goose Creek’s Asher Smith led all batters in the game, going 2 for 2 at the plate. Both he and Mobbs reached base three times.
Ben Turner had the sole Summerville hit and was hit by a pitch in another plate appearance.
The tournament is being held at Cane Bay High School this week with one to two games being played every evening until only one team is left standing. Summerville Green and Moncks Corner are also participating.
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