Last updated: June 27. 2014 10:02AM - 225 Views
By Ann Threatt, Special to the Newberry Observer

Chad Davis and C/N improved to 12-2 with a late inning rally on Wednesday.
Chad Davis and C/N improved to 12-2 with a late inning rally on Wednesday.
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CAYCE —West Columbia gave Chapin/Newberry all it could handle through eight innings Wednesday night but with the score tied at three, C/N use a breakout top of the ninth to turn a nail biter into a 10-4 victory.

Danton Hyman kept C/N close as he pitched six and two thirds innings, striking out nine, while walking just one. He allowed two hits and one earned run.

Chapin/Newberry got him some early run support in the top of the second.

Lead off batter Landon Allison hit a shot over the center field fence for a solo home run.

Chad Davis singled and moved to third on a Jared Harmon double.

Davis scored on a Duncan Crotwell single, making the score 2-0.

West Columbia answered in the bottom of the second by scoring a run on two errors.

The score remained 2-1 until the top of the seventh.

Derrick Olenchuck hit a home run over center field fence to give C/N a 3-1 lead over West Columbia.

And just like the last game C/N played at BC Field with West Columbia, the bottom of the eighth was deadly. The first two batters singled putting runners on first and second.

A wild pitch advanced the runners to third and second.

It looked as if C/N would escape the inning unscathed after a strike out and ground out.

But Brooklyn Cayce worked a little two out magic to get back into the game.

With runners on second and third, the next batter walked.

The C/N pitcher threw a wild pitch with the bases juiced and two runs scored to tie the game at three. After a single, the go ahead run advanced to third but C/C induced a ground out to get out of the inning tied 3-3.

Then, in the top of the ninth with their backs against the wall, Chapin/Newberry responded by scoring seven runs.

Hawkins, Hyman, Holton, and Allison walked consecutively to score the go ahead run.

Davis followed with a double to drive in two runs.

Zackary Ziesing was hit by a pitch and Pitts walked, scoring another run.

Duncan Crotwell then hit a triple to left field, scoring three runs.

West Columbia tried for another rally but the C/N pitching of Patrick Yoder, Derrick Olenchuck and Zackary Ziesing held them to one run in the bottom of the ninth and C/N won 10-4.

C/N overcame some walks and wild pitches as well as some stranded base runners to improve its record to 12-2.

C/N left 12 men on base despite producing eleven hits.

Leading hitters were Duncan Crotwell (2-5, triple), Danton Hyman (2-5), Landon Allison (1-2, home run), Chad Davis (3-4, two doubles) and Jared Harmon (1-2, double).

The win moves Chapin/Newberry had two regular season games left on Thursday, June 26, against Columbia NE and Monday, June 30, against Orangeburg. Playoffs begin July 7.

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