Post 166 knocks off Moncks Corner
It was a wet start to a long week of baseball but it was also a successful one.
Post 166 knocked off Moncks Corner 9-4 on Monday night, improving to 6-6 overall and 4-3 in League 1 play. The game was played in at least a drizzle for most of the nine innings.
“The good news was that we were able to score a lot of runs with their walks and wildness but we weren’t able to square up on a lot of pitches,” Post 166 coach Dave Holt said. “We probably could have scored more runs.”
The two teams will play again at GCHS on Wednesday before Post 166 travels to Beaufort on Thursday and Moncks Corner on Friday.
“It’s going to be pretty taxing on us,” Holt said. “We’ve got a big stretch here. It’s going to show what we’re made of with our pitchers and our energy level.”
On Monday, Post 166 practically scored all of the runs it needed in the bottom of the first inning without anything impressive. Chris Singleton led off with a single and then Post 166 didn’t have to do much else. A wild pitch with the bases loaded scored the first run and three other runs scored on bases-loaded walks to make it 4-0.
Moncks Corner’s Brandon Browder hit a solo homer in the top of the second and Post 166 countered with Singleton’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third that made it 5-1.
Post 166 broke it open with four runs in the seventh inning. Zack Wimmer’s RBI double made it 9-2.
Singleton and Rio each had two hits to lead Post 166. Wimmer had two walks to go along with his double.
Cody Smith and Taylor Morrison each had a hit and walked three times.
On the mound, Wimmer threw the first four innings and struck out nine batters but also walked five. He walked the first two batters in the fifth inning and was relieved by Rio.
Rio (2-1) tossed four innings to earn the victory, striking out five and walking two batters.
Zurcher came on in the ninth in a non-save situation to close the game out.
Kyle Garrick takes the loss to Moncks Corner. He recorded only one out before being relieved by Dillon Salisbury with the bases loaded. All four of Post 166’s first inning runs were charged to Garrick.
Rio leads the team with a .404 batting average on the season.