NEWBERRY — Friday, June 26, Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 traveled to Orangeburg Post four for the last game of the regular season.
After a scoreless first, C/N got things started with a run scored in the second. Zack Ziesing doubled and Delshun Young hit an RBI single to make the score 1-0.
Orangeburg took the lead in the bottom of the fifth. The leadoff batter reached first on a fielding error and the next batter followed with Orangeburg’s only hit of the game. A double steal was successful when C/N threw the ball past second base scoring one run and advancing the second runner to third. A walk and two fielder’s choice plays later scored two additional runs making the score Orangeburg 3- C/N 1.
Chapin/Newberry had a two out rally in the top of the sixth. Justin Hawkins singled and scored on a Ryan Stoudemire double. Landon Allison was hit by a pitch and Andrew Livingston hit a deep fly ball to the fence for a double and plated two more runs. Young started the bottom of the seventh off with a single and scored on a Sean Reihm double. Reihm scored on a throwing error. Hyman walked and scored on a Hawkins single making the score C/N 7-Orangeburg 3. C/N added one run in the eighth and two in the ninth making the final score 10-3.
Stoudemire was the winning pitcher going five innings, allowing one hit, and two walks. He had three strikeouts and no earned runs. Relief pitchers were Danton Hyman, Corey Stone and Josh Haney.
The Chapin/Newberry team is coached by Daniel Gregory, Head Coach; David Coats, Assistant Coach; Anthony “Amp” Robertson, Assistant Coach and Marion Baker, Assistant Coach.
Robert Livingston, Athletic Officer Post 24 American Legion, had this to say about the coaches and team. “Coach Gregory has done an outstanding job leading this team to an undefeated season! We are very proud of how he and the other coaches have balanced maturity and discipline with the pure fun of the game.
They have built these boys into a team that plays hard together and are a joy to watch”
After a week off, the playoffs start July 6. As League 8 champions, C/N will have the home field advantage against an opponent to be named next week. The series will be the “Best of Five” and C/N will have home games on the sixth and the eighth.