Green Wave baseball team wins region opener

  • Friday, March 28, 2014

File Infielder Charlie Fessler helped the Green Wave to victory Wednesday in Summerville’s Region 8-AAAA opener.

The Green Wave baseball team crept past Colleton County Wednesday.

Summerville earned a 3-2 victory over the Cougars in the Wave’s Region 8-AAAA opener to improve to 6-2 on the season.

“It took us a while to get started,” Summerville coach Alan Bridges said. “Then when we finally started hitting and went up we kind of went on cruise control and thought the win was just going to happen rather than focusing on making it happen.”

Summerville only managed four hits in the game, but held Colleton to three hits. Sophomore Sawyer Bridges picked up the pitching win, throwing four plus innings and improving to 3-0 on the season. Senior John Eckley relieved him in the fifth and pitched the remainder of the game to pick up a save.

Charlie Fessler had two hits for Summerville while Zach Mosay and Andrew Kenny had one each.

Summerville scored all of its runs in the third inning. Fessler had a two-out hit that drove in Mosay. Later in the inning, Kenny drove in two runs with a single for a 3-0 Green Wave lead.

Colleton cut the lead to 1 in the fifth. After Bridges yielded a base on balls and hit a batter, the Cougars loaded the bases and pushed two runs across on a double hit down the line.

The Summerville defense kept Colleton in check the rest of the game, but the team’s coach says players will need to step up in order to compete in its region.

“We have a lot of talent, but right now we aren’t producing like we should,” he said. “We aren’t coming up with the big hits like we did earlier in the year. We aren’t being patient at the plate and we are even making base running mistakes.”

On Monday, Summerville tallied 13 hits but fell 7-6 at White Knoll. Mosay was 3 for 5 at the plate and both Jack Bahen and Fessler had two hits on the night. Billy Peatross had a homerun to give Summerville an early lead, but then the Wave surrendered five runs in one inning.

“I thought their pitcher was better than the freshman Colleton used tonight so I’m disappointed,” Coach Bridges said. “I thought J.W. did a good job tonight closing the game out for us but the last couple of games we have walked too many.”

Summerville has road games at Beaufort and Bluffton March 28 and 31. The Green Wave returns home to host Ashley Ridge April 2.

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