Southside downs NorthsidePublished 7:02pm Wednesday, April 10, 2013
PINETOWN — After a long Easter layoff the Southside bats came out of the break without a trace off rust as the Seahawks rolled past Four Rivers Conference rival Northside 8-3 on Tuesday.
Southside slugger Hayden Bogart went 2-3 with a triple and three RBIs, while Lawrence Brown blasted a two-run triple to lead the assault and up the Seahawks conference record to 2-5.
“It’s a big win for us. We’ve been struggling this year, we’re very young,” Southside coach Jeff Carrow said. “We just came out and hit the ball well against multiple pitchers. It was good to get a win against a very competitive team. Coach (Keith) Boyd does an excellent job at Northside.”
Southside drew first blood as it rallied for two runs in the first inning against Panthers starter Colby Freeman and then backed it up with a four-run second that gave it a 6-1 lead heading into the third. Freeman would not make it past the second inning and was tagged with the loss.
Pitching with a cushion, Southside freshman Terry Moore shook off a gimpy ankle and was able to keep the Northside lineup in check as he threw all seven innings to get the win.
“He stayed consistent. That’s the biggest thing,” Carrow said. “He did good tonight.”
Trailing 6-1, the Panthers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the third to cut the Seahawks lead in half, but that would be the peak of their production as they were shutout the remainder of the game and Southside tacked on insurance runs in the fourth and fifth to get the win.
“We just have to learn to win games that aren’t 3-2. We have to find a way to score more than three runs,” Boyd said. “We were able to get some runners in scoring position but we just couldn’t get hits to score them. That’s been the story this season.”
Northside totaled six hits and was led by Caleb Sherman who went 3-4 and Ryan Arthur who went 1-1 with three RBIs.
Southside 240 101 0 — 8 8
Northside 102 000 0 — 3 6
WP: Terry Moore; LP: Colby Freeman
Hitting: S — Will Mumford 1-2, Hayden Bogart 2-3 (3B, 3 RBI), Daniel Woolard 2-4, Dylan Lewis 1-4, Austin 1-4, Lawrence Brown 1-3 (2 RBIs); N — Caleb Sherman 3-4, Ryan Arthur 1-1 (3 RBI), Brandon Barr 1-3, Aaron Miller 1-3.