April 3, 2013

Eagles, Hornets fall in openers


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Beekmantown baseball team hurt itself by issuing walks and committing errors as it opened the season with a 12-5 loss to Charleston Catholic in the Mingo Bay Tournament.

The Eagles will face Lake City (S.C.) today.

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Charleston Catholic, out of West Virginia, scored seven runs in the third inning to take a 9-1 lead.

The Eagles allowed 11 walks in the game and committed five errors. Several of those errors came in the third, when Charleston Catholic had just two hits.

“That put us in a hole early. We ended up going down 10-1 after four,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “Then we buckled down and started to battle from there on out. We got it to 10-5. We just couldn’t make up the difference.”

The Eagles plated four runs in the top of the fifth before Charleston Catholic, which was playing its ninth game of the season, added one each in the bottom of the fifth and the sixth.

Connor Golden pitched into the fifth inning and earned the win. Quenton Barber started for Beekmantown and took the loss.

Adam Goldfarb, Austin Bradish and Brandon Rabideau all had two hits for the Eagles, who totaled 11.

“We outhit them. Our bats were really good for this early in the season,” Bell said. “We put some good plate appearances together. Left a lot of men on base, but that’s to be expected this early in the season.”

Charleston Catholic 12, Beekmantown 5

Beekmantown 001 040 0 — 5 11 5

Charleston Catholic 207 111 x — 12 7 0

Barber, Myers (3), Marion (4), Stevens (7) and Rabideau. Golden, Stricker (5), Hoyer (5) and Cable. WP- Golden. LP- Barber. 2B- Cable.


Berea (S.C.) 7, Plattsburgh High 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Jack Tolosky pitched three scoreless innings, but the Hornets (0-1) were unable to get any offensive output, losing their first game of the season to the Bulldogs (8-7), 7-0.

“It was our first time outside all spring and we got first-game woes with a lack of hits,” Plattsburgh High coach Jim Manchester said. “In a 7-0 loss, you’re typically not happy, but I was pleased with how we played defensively. We got in some trouble with a number of walks in the fifth inning.

“It was Berea’s 15th game this season, and we were just trying to get guys some work on the mound and get them stronger. (Tolosky) pitched great. He allowed one hit and a walk.”

Robby Knowles and Garrett Manchester each recorded hits for the Hornets.

Plattsburgh High will challenge South Range (Ohio) today at 12:30 p.m.

Berea 7, Plattsburgh High 0

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Plattsburgh High 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Dobbins, Delegatti (7) and Reece. Tolosky, R. Hartman (4), Follmer (5), Knowles (6), Rietsma (7) and Maston. WP- Dobbins. LP- R. Hartman. 2B- Bagwell (B).