Cougars in the hunt for Region 8-AAAA title | Sports | The Press and Standard

by | April 19, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: April 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School sits on the brink of a first in the history books. But they will need a little help from their neighbors to make it happen.
Currently sitting at 10-8 overall and 6-2 in Region 8-AAAA, the Cougars will face region opponents Stall and Berkeley this week. Should Colleton County win, defeating both Stall (0-9) and Berkeley (3-5), they will turn their eyes to a pivotal match up between Beaufort and Hilton Head scheduled for Tuesday April 19. If the Cougars win this week and the Eagles defeat the Seahawks, Colleton County will seal the Region 8-AAAA title.
The Colleton County Cougar varsity baseball team traveled to Bluffton High School on Monday April 10 for a double-header against the Bobcats. The Cougars fell in back-to-back games, losing 7-5 and 3-1.
In game one of the two-game series, Colleton County took an early 4-0 lead in the second inning. Bluffton hit its way back into the game in the bottom of the third, scoring three runs. The Cougars added a run in the top of the fourth, but the Bobcats sealed the win with a four-run bottom of the sixth.
Michael Thigpen started on the hill for the Cougars, lasting four innings. He allowed three earned runs on four hits, walking three and striking out five. Chase Hadwin entered in relief and threw two innings. Hadwin allowed four earned runs on five hits, issuing a single walk and striking out one.
Colleton County had six hits in the game: Trey Nettles, Cody Cox, Michael Thigpen, Henry Gibson, Alan Grym and Kaleb Gibson.
Senior Lake Boseman earned the start for the Cougars in game two. Boseman completed three innings of work, allowing two earned runs on one hit, issuing four walks and striking out two. Alan Grym threw one inning of relief, allowing one earned run on a single hit. Grym issued three walks and struck out two Bobcats.
The Cougars had three hits in the second game of the evening, including a solo homerun to right from Michael Thigpen in the top of the third.
Kaleb Gibson and Alan Grym provided the only other hits of the game.
Colleton County was scheduled for a busy week following spring break with three games on tap against Stall, Wando (DH) and Berkeley.

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