YORK — Six and four were bad numbers for the York Cougars baseball team this week.
After surrendering 10 sixth-inning runs and committing four errors in Wednesday night’s 13-4 loss at Rock Hill, the Cougars allowed four sixth-inning runs and committed four more errors in Friday night’s 11-3 home loss to the South Pointe Stallions.
Friday’s sixth-inning once again blew open a close game that was 5-3 Stallions. South Pointe’s Troy Rawls drove home two runs with a bases-loaded hit down the right-field line, then a passed ball and dropped fly ball in left led to the final two runs in the frame.
Nick Robbins drove in the last run and was 2-for-2 with a walk, a sac-fly, two RBIs, a stolen base and a run scored. He also pitched six innings, allowing only two earned runs on five hits to pick up his and the Stallions’ second Region 3-AAAA win.
Even when the Cougars got South Pointe’s Josh Massey out, they couldn’t keep him off base. He had four base hits, three runs scored and a two-RBI triple in the seventh.
In the Stallions’ three-run third, Massey led off by striking out but reaching first base when the pitch got away from the catcher. He scored on a Rawls RBI-double.
Ian Hinson was also 2-for-4 for South Pointe with a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base.
The Stallions evened their region record at 2-2.
Cody Ledford doubled and scored for York in the third and Hunter Horne did the same in the fourth when Ryan Gilbert’s base hit drove him in. Gilbert scored on a throwing error.
South Pointe 11,
Nick Robbins (6) and Jake Riggins (1). Troy Bavlem, Jamie Donald, Hunter Horne. WP - Robbins. LP - Bavlem. 3B- Josh Massey (SP). Records: South Pointe 5-4, 2-2 Region 3-AAAA; York 2-6, 0-3.