Newberry Observer

Wolverines fall to Hornets and South Aiken

WHITMIRE — Whitmire lost its Region 1-A opener to Dixie by a score of 7-3. Chase Hood (1-1) was the losing pitcher. Hood gave up five runs (one ER) in three innings. Carson Gaffney pitched the final four innings in relief giving up two runs (0 ER). The Wolverines were led by Hood at the plate going two for four with a 2B.

“No team can make six errors and expect to win, Our pitchers gave up one earned run, We have got to take more pride in our performance with the glove,” said Head Coach Chris Martin

Whitmire falls to 4-3, 0-1 in region play.

The Whitmire Varsity Baseball team was blanked by South Aiken High by a score of 4-0 in the first matchup of the teams. Casey Stevens (1-2) pitched well against the 4A team throwing 5.1 innings and giving up only three hits. Justin Brannon pitched the final 2/3 inning. The Wolverines got singles from Chase Hood, Matthew Prather and Dillon Adams, but could manage little else offensively.

“Casey was outstanding on the mound. He has a tough mentality and gives you a chance to win. Out defense was much improved tonight. We did not swing it well and that will be a point of emphasis going into next week,” Martin said.

Whitmire falls to 4-4 and will travel to Ware Shoals on Tuesday for a JV/Varsity doubleheader.

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