Plymouth fends off SouthsidePublished 8:04pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Desperately needing a Four Rivers Conference win, Plymouth held off a late-charging Southside team to edge out the Seahawks 8-7 on Tuesday.
After falling behind 5-0, Southside rallied for four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a 7-6 lead into the final frame.
Not to be outdone, the Vikings were able to strike for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn their first conference win of the season.
“We needed that win, it was a big win for us,” said Plymouth first-year coach Alan Swain. “Coming into the game we were 0-2 in conference … we were a little bit down. We needed that win.”
The Vikings were led by Hunter Cook, who went 3-4 with an RBI and came out of the bullpen to pitch the sixth and seventh innings to get the win.
Trequan Carter went 2-5 with two RBIs for Plymouth, while Shawn Holloway went 2-4 with an RBI, Zach Sawyer went 3-4 and Blake Holloway, Cameron Cook and Chris Kelly each had a hit.
Down 8-7 with one out, Carter plated the game-tying and winning runs with a shot into the outfield that the Seahawks could not come up with.
“I’ve been preaching to them about situational hitting. We’ve been doing it every day in practice but sometimes we just forget about it,” Swain said. “But we drilled it to them on Monday and told them they just had to buy into it.”
The Seahawks were powered by Adam Graves, who went 1-3 and drove in a run, while Erick Vick was 1-4 with two RBIs and Hayden Bogart went 3-4.
Southside 000 043 0 — 7 6
Plymouth 100 410 2 — 8 13
Hitting: S — Adam Graves 1-3 (RBI), Hayden Bogart 3-4, Erick Vick 1-4 (2 RBI), D. Lewis 1-3; P — Hunter Cook 3-4 (RBI), Trequan Carter 2-5 (2 RBI), Shawn Holloway 2-4 (RBI), Zach Sawyer 3-4, Blake Holloway 1-4, Cameron Cook 1-3, Chris Kelly 1-3.