Post 166 sweeps closest league foe
Goose Creek Post 166’s closest league rival was not very close competitively this summer.
Post 166 completed a season sweep of all four games against Moncks Corner on Thursday night, winning 10-3 on the road.
Zach Lavery improved to 2-0 on the season with a 15-strikeout performance for Post 166 and Cody Maw collected four of the team’s 15 hits.
Lavery threw seven innings, scattering seven hits and three earned runs. He fanned the side in order three times.
Maw and Austin Timm pitched the final two innings, striking out one batter apiece.
Chris Zurcher, Tyler Rio, Timm and Rio all added two hits each in the onslaught. Zurcher had two RBIs and scored three runs as Goose Creek improved to 13-6 overall and 10-4 against League 1 opposition.
Post 166 trailed 2-0 after one inning but scored three runs in the top of the second and never trailed again. It broke the game open in the fifth inning with five more runs.
Zurcher drew a bases loaded walk to make it 4-2, while Maw, Dalton Lash, Christian Sillanpaa and Timm followed with RBIs.
Moncks Corner scored its only other run in the seventh inning.
Lavery added an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the eighth and Freeland’s RBI groundout capped the scoring in the top of the ninth.
Bryce Kunkle took the loss for Moncks Corner. He pitched the first two innings before giving way to Kyle Garrick.
The most competitive game of the season series came two days earlier at GCHS.
Post 166 needed a bunt single from Dalton Lash with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Zack Wimmer with the winning run in the 5-4 victory.
Wimmer reached base via walk earlier in the inning.
Timm got the final out in the top of the 10th and was credited with the victory. He inherited runners on first and second and the first batter he faced reached by catcher’s interference. He got the next batter to groundout, ending the threat.
Sillanpaa and Zurcher each had two hits and a pair of RBIs. Both run-scoring hits came in the second inning when Post 166 jumped out to a 4-0 lead on Sillanpaa’s two-run double and Zurcher’s two-run single.
Moncks Corner scored a run in the fourth and then rallied with three in the eighth to even the score 4-4.
All four of the runs came off Wimmer. He entered the game in the third inning to take over for Smith, who had a sore arm. Smith gave up three hits and struck out three in his two innings.
Wimmer only gave up two hits but walked seven batters. He struck out six batters.
Zurcher entered with a 4-3 lead with two outs in the eighth and inherited Wimmer’s runner on second, who eventually scored on a throwing error to tie the game.
Zurcher threw two innings, striking out two and walking two before Timm finished it out.
Post 166 finished the game with 10 hits, with eight coming in the first four innings.