Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Zach Mosay had a tremendous performance on the hill Friday.
The Summerville senior and Spartanburg Methodist signee pitched a three-hitter in Beaufort to lead the Green Wave baseball team to a 5-2 win over the Eagles in a key Region 8-AAAA contest. Mosay fanned nine batters in a complete-game effort while yielding only one base on balls. He also hit one batter.
“Mosay had the game of his life,” Summerville coach Alan Bridges said. “An error cost him two runs, otherwise he was lights out. I can’t remember anyone having a more dominant pitching performance for us and Beaufort is a good team.”
Beaufort threw Winthrop University bound senior Carson Gregory, who struck out six batters while walking only two in five plus innings of work.
Both pitchers helped their cause. Gregory was 1 for 2 at the plate with an RBI and was the batter Mosay hit with a pitch. Mosay was 2 for 2 with a homerun and a walk.
T.J. Hopkins, Billy Peatross and Sawyer Bridges all also had two hits and an RBI for Summerville.
Summerville improved to 7-2 on the season with a 2-0 mark in the region. Beaufort fell to 4-2, 1-1.
“We had three two out hits for RBIs,” Bridges said. “That was good to see because that is what we’ve been stressing, getting hits when we already have outs.”
Hopkins got Summerville going in the first inning with a double. He stole second and moved to third on a sacrifice by Mosay. Matty Powell then drove him in.
Beaufort took a 2-1 led in the third off a pair of hits and an error, but the Green Wave defense didn’t yield much after that.
Bridges drove in Peatross to tie the game in the fourth and then Mosay hit a solo homerun the next inning to put Summerville ahead for good. The Wave then added a run in both the sixth and seventh.
Summerville hosts Ashley Ridge (9-1, 2-0) Wednesday and Fort Dorchester (6-3, 0-2) Friday.