Hawks win big on Senior Night | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 22, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 20, 2016 at 2:12 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Photo by Sandy Smith
Senior Josh Craven, picked up the win in the 12-0 shutout over Andrew Jackson on Monday April 11 at home. Brian Murdaugh provided relief for the Hawks. The Hawks led 9-0 after the first inning, following an offensive slugfest by Joseph Bryan, Murdaugh, Matt Craven, Nick Padgett, Christopher Reeves and Wil Hughes.
Against Patrick Henry the following evening, the Hawks never let up and earned a 14-5 win on the road. Colleton Prep jumped out to an early to a 1-0 lead following an RBI single by Matt Craven. Wil Hughes led the War Hawk offensive effort, going 3-for-4 in the game. Padgett, Reeves, Craven, Bryan, and Murdaugh recorded multiple hits in the game. Christopher Reeves pitched a complete game for Colleton Prep, earning the win.
On Senior Night, the War Hawks shut out Clarendon Hall 14-0 in a shortened game. Joseph Bryan pitched 4-2/3 innings, allowing only three hits. He surrendered no walks in his appearance. Senior Matt Craven went to the hill for the final out, collecting a strikeout.
The Hawks led 8-0 at the bottom of the second inning following hits from Brian Murdaugh, Nick Padgett, Zachary Crosby and Anthony Simmons. They jumped ahead 11-0 in third, following another offensive explosion with hits from Joseph Bryan, Padgett, Craven and Crosby.
“We’re playing pretty good right now and I feel we are staying focused through the end of the season,” said Coach Nat Stoner. “I am really proud of the effort of our seniors this year and the way they’ve been as teammates. Their attitude, even toward the end of the season, has been great. You can really see the fight they have in them and the way they want to end their careers on top.”
Colleton Prep improved to 13-4 overall and 7-2 in region play. The War Hawks are currently in second place in the region race behind Holly Hill Academy.