The York Comprehensive High junior varsity baseball team placed second in the Clover Preseason JV Tournament, losing 8-7 to East Gaston in the championship game.
Will McSwain and Shandon Cobb were leading hitters for the Cougars. McSwain had two hits in three at-bats, while Cobb was 1-for-1 with two walks and three stolen bases.
Also hitting safely for the Cougars were Brandon Valentine and Austin Edington.
Trenton Alexander threw four strong innings, striking out six.
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The York JV team competed in pool play to open the tournament, defeating Blacksburg 8-2. McSwain had a strong pitching performance, finishing one inning away from a no-hitter.
Edington was 3-for-3 at the plate, including a triple. Steven White had two hits in three at-bats.
In the second game, the Cougars JV recorded an 11-10 come-from-behind extra-inning win against Chester. Edington continued to swing a hot bat, completing a five-run final inning with a three-run walk-off triple. Cody Van Camp picked up the win in relief.
Caleb Clayton threw four strong innings, striking out 12.
Trenton Alexander had a perfect game at the plate, going 3-for-3. Valentine, White, Clayton and Danny Warren each had two hits.