Redhawks struggle on the diamond

Josh Wise (8) takes a cut. | Leroy Howard

COLUMBIA – The Westwood Redhawks were tied 4-4 midway through Friday night’s contest against with Richland Northeast, but a late RNE explosion cost Westwood. The game was all knotted up in the bottom of the sixth when the Cavaliers plated four runs on three hits, an error, a walk and a hit batter. Westwood could not mount a comeback in the top of the seventh, and RNE prevailed 8-4.

Coby Buck had two hits and RBI for the Redhawks. Gaines Salvant knocked in two runners and Jalen Jackson also batted in a runner. John Janco started on the mound and pitched four innings. He gave up nine hits, four runs, two earned, and struck out two.

Then on Monday night, the Redhawks suffered a tough loss to Airport. The Redhawks ran into some tough pitching and only scored one run on four hits. The Eagles cruised to an easy 14-1 victory.

JD Davis went 1-1 with a double. Dylan Bailey and Coby Buck each got a hit. Rashad McCain knocked in Westwood’s only run of the night.

The Redhawks suffered another loss on Tuesday night to Region 3-4A foe York. Both teams were stuck at one run each, until York opened up some room in the third inning and did not look back as they cruised to a 11-5 win. Jalen Jackson had three hits and a RBI for the Redhawks. Buck picked a couple more hits to add to his season total. BJ Williams, Eddie Olmeda and Joseph Bennett each batted in a runner.

The Redhawks face travel to Lancaster for their second matchup with the Bruins this season. Lancaster bested the Redhawks 4-3 when they last met on March 19. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

Westwood 4, Richland Northeast 8

WHS: 3-0-0-1-0-0-0-4

RNE: 0-0-4-0-0-4-X-8

Pitching: Chase Asbil, 5 IP, 7H , 4R, 1ER, 6K, 4BB. Kevin Mueller, 2 IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2K (RNE). John Janco, 4 IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2K 1BB. Eddie Olmeda, 2 IP, 4H, 4R, 1ER, 0K, 1BB (WHS).

Hitting: 1B – Eli Clements, Jason English, Thomans, Chase Asbil,Kevin Mueller, Matthew Davidson (2), Jay Price (2), Brown (RNE). Josh Wise, Coby Buck (2), Jalen Jackson, Gaines Salvant (2), Joey Gonzales. (WHS) 2B – Jason English, Mueller (RNE). BJ Williams (WHS). 3B – Jason English (RNE).

 Westwood 1, Airport 14

WHS: 0-0-0-0-0-1-X-1
AHS: 1-3-0-3-1-6-X-14

Pitching: R. Sichtler, 6 IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 5K (AHS). Dylan Bailey, 4 IP, 7H, 7R, 4ER, 2K. Josh Wise, 1.2 IP, 3H, 7R, 3ER, 1K, 1BB. JD Davis, .1 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1K, 0BB (WHS).

Hitting: 1B –  S. Lafrage (3), C.Key (2), C.Beckham (2), (AHS).Coby Buck, Dylan Bailey (WHS). 2B – B.Caughman (AHS). JD Davis (WHS)

 Westwood 5, York 11

WHS: 1-0-0-2-2-0-0-5
YHS: 1-0-4-0-2-2-2-11

Pitching: Nick Clayton, 2.0 IP, 2H, 1R,1ER,5K,1BB. Alan Whitesides, 2.2 IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2K,1BB. Hudson Robinson, 1.0 IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2K, 2BB. Ethan Mitchell, 1.1 IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2K (YHS). John Janco, 2 IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 1K, 1BB. Eddie Olmeda, 1 IP, 4H, 4R, 0ER, 1K. C. Linn, 2 IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER,2K. Jalen Jackson, 2 IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 1K,5BB (WHS).

Hitting: 1B –  Dylan Smoak (2),Seth Franklin, Mac Adams (2), Latham, Peyton Reel (2) (YHS). Coby Buck (2), Jalen Jackson (3), Eddie Oldmeda, Gaines Salvant (WHS). 2B -Dylan Smoak (YHS). HR – Ashton Shannon (YHS).