Cougar Baseball falls to 1-8 in region | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 20, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Photo by Jim Killian
The Colleton County Cougars fell to 1-8 in region play following a three-game series against the Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes (19-5, 10-2). At times, Colleton County appeared to give the Swamp Foxes all they could handle, especially in game two of the series where the Cougars forced extra innings.
In game one, Lake Boseman took the 4-1 loss for Colleton County on the mound. After issuing four walks and awarding a free base on a hit-by-pitch, Boseman settled in and lasted six innings. He allowed four runs on five hits and collected five strikeouts while managing to keep the Swamp Foxes off-balance.
Clay Lockerman provided relief in the seventh, allowing no runs on one hit and issuing one walk.
Kaleb Gibson led the Cougars at the plate with two hits. Henry Gibson, Michael Thigpen, Josh Kinard and Lockerman each recorded a hit.
“We had good pitching and fielding in the game,” said Assistant Coach Russell Polk. “We just lacked timely hitting.”
Colleton County put up a battle on the road against Ashley Ridge, before losing 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning.
Thigpen got the start for the Cougars, lasting seven innings, allowing one earned run on a single hit. He notched nine strikeouts in the game and surrendered three walks.
In 2-1/3 innings of relief, Clay Lockerman recorded the loss after allowing one earned run on one hit. Lockerman earned three strikeouts and allowed two walks.
Alan Grym came in during the tenth inning and allowed two hits before the game ended on a passed ball.
Reese Penfield led the Cougars at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double. Cody Cox, Thigpen and Lockerman each recorded a hit.
In the final game of the series, Ashley Ridge got the sweep with a 6-3 win over the Cougars at home.
Kaleb Gibson took the loss in his complete-game effort, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits. He surrendered two walks and collected five strikeouts.
Two Cougars had hits in the game, Thigpen and Henry Gibson, while Penfield was awarded an RBI following an issued walk.
The Cougars are now 4-13 overall and 1-8 in region competition.
They will play Fort Dorchester this week in their final series of the season.