NEWBERRY — Baseballs were flying like cannonballs June 2 as Chapin/Newberry blasted West Columbia 17-5 with 10 singles, four doubles and three homeruns.
Gordon Ziesing got the ball to begin the game. He pitched five innings and gave up six hits, issued two walks and struck out five. Relief pitcher Patrick Yoder finished the game that ended in seven innings.
West Columbia opened the game with a single, a bunt for a hit and sac bunt to place runners on third and second with one out. Ziesing took command and struck out the next two batters with no runs scored. West Columbia scored two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh inning.
Chapin/Newberry wasted no time cranking up the bats and scored three runs in the first inning. Danton Hyman walked and Peyton Spangler singled moving Hyman to second. Justin Hawkins hit into a 6-5 fielder’s choice and Derrick Olenchuck doubled scoring Spangler. Erick Holton and Chad Davis singled scoring Hawkins and Olenchuck.
The second inning Hunter Booth and Danton Hyman singled. With two men on base, Hawkins hit a homerun over left centerfield fence to add three more runs.
After a scoreless third inning, Booth started the fourth with a single and scored on a Hyman double. Hawkins doubled scoring Hyman and Eric Holton scored Hawkins on a homerun off the top of the left field fence.
Kendall Pitts and Hunter Booth started the fifth with singles, Spangler was hit by a pitch loading the bases for Justin Hawkins who cleared the bases with a grand slam over the left field fence. Olenchuck and Holton walked and Davis singled loading the bases again.
On his second bat of the inning, Landon Allison doubled scoring Olenchuck and Holton. Pitts got his second hit of the inning scoring Davis. The fifth inning totaled seven runs making the score 17-2.
Hitters were Hyman 2-3; Spangler 1-3; Hawkins 3-5 (1-2b and 2 homers); Olenchuck 1-3; Holton 2-3; Davis 2-4; Allison 1-3; Pitts 2-4; and Booth 3-4
Chapin/Newberry’s record improves to 3-0 in League 8. They travel to Lexington June 4 and play at home June 5, hosting Orangeburg.