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Trouble brewing as Fort Mill struggles to score

A Clover player slides home past Fort Mill catcher Michael Baker during the Jackets game last week. Fort Mill has struggled in recent weeks scoring runs and winning games.
A Clover player slides home past Fort Mill catcher Michael Baker during the Jackets game last week. Fort Mill has struggled in recent weeks scoring runs and winning games.

Losing five of its last six games and three straight, the Fort Mill High baseball team has left many people scratching their heads.

Now sitting at 8-7 overall and 4-6 in Region III-AAAA, Fort Mill is in a fight just to make the playoffs.

The team is on spring break this week and playing in a tournament in Rocky Mount, N.C.. With games washed out Saturday, the team will be playing three games in two days before coming home.

Once they return they have four region games to play to finish the season and try to make the playoffs.

Their games are against Lancaster, Northwestern, South Pointe and York. Fort Mill has beaten South Pointe and York earlier this season, but has fallen to Lancaster and Northwestern.

Earlier in the week, Fort Mill fell 7-2 to Rock Hill. Despite out-hitting Rock Hill 10-9, Fort Mill couldn't get runners across the plate.

Senior Jimmy Moody was given the loss and didn't make it out of the first inning before being replaced with sophomore Alex Tomasovich. Rock Hill scored three runs to open he game.

The Bearcats tacked on three more runs in the second inning and took a 6-0 lead after

one-and a-half innings.

Fort Mill got on the board in the second inning to make it 6-1, but Rock Hill would add another in the fourth inning.

Senior Michael Baker would go 2-4 with an RBI for Fort Mill and junior Eli Windham would go 2-3.

Against Clover, Fort MIll started hot by scoring four runs in the first inning, but cooled off afterwards.

Starting pitcher Charlie McCready fell to 4-2 on the year after going 2 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out four.

Clover scored two runs in the second to make it 4-2, but Fort Mill added one in the bottom of the inning to make it 5-2. However, in the top of the third, Clover broke the game open, scoring five runs as it unleashed 17 hits in the game.

Fort Mill had seven hits in the game. Senior Garrett Koster was 3-3 with three doubles and drove in three RBIs while scoring twice himself. Senior Kyle Hartley was 2-4 with a double and junior Tyler Miller was 2-2 with a home run and a double.

Upcoming games

• April 11 vs. Lancaster,

7 p.m.

• April 15 at Northwestern,

6 p.m.

• April 18 vs. South Pointe,

7 p.m.

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