Westwood wraps up Red Bank Invitational

LEXINGTON – Westwood baseball wrapped up preseason in last week’s Red Bank Invitational at White Knoll High School.

The Redhawks fell to Newberry in Friday’s game. Tied at eight in the bottom of the fifth, a Newberry single scored what would be the winning run. The Redhawks put up seven hits in the 8-9 loss to the Bulldogs.

John Janco started on the mound for Westwood and pitched two and a third innings. He allowed six hits and six runs and struck out two. Dylan Bailey and Colby Linn each pitched relief. Linn is credited with the loss. 

BJ Williams went 3-3 at the plate with a homerun and two RBIs. Eddie Olmeda tripled.

The Redhawks fell victim to another close loss in Saturday’s game against James Island. Tied at one after an inning of play, James Island put up seven runs in their next three at bats to take an 8-1 lead after the top of the fourth. The Redhawks answered back in the fourth with three runs and added two in the fifth, but James Island took the 8-6 win.

Williams took the Westwood loss on the mound, allowing two hits and six runs in two and two-thirds innings. Williams struck out six.

Olmeda and Gaines Salvant each batted 2-3. Zach Fore was credited with two RBIs from a sacrifice fly. Salvant and Liam Ginnery each picked up an RBI.

Westwood faced White Knoll Saturday evening. After falling behind 14-0 in the second inning, Westwood ignited some offense, but their four hits and five runs were not enough to overcome the deficit. White Knoll took a 15-5 win despite only tallying three hits.

Hayden Caldwell took the loss on the mound with two hits and nine runs in two-thirds of an inning. Caldwell struck out one.

Olmeda went 2-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI. Williams tripled in the loss.

Westwood returned Sunday to face Cane Bay High School. The Redhawks fell behind again after Cane Bay plated two runs in the first. They added two in the second. Despite putting up three runs in the fifth, Westwood took a 7-5 loss to end the tournament.

Westwood’s Mikah Conner, Bennet and Gore each had two hits in the loss. Gore hit a pair of doubles and Williams added a double of his own.

Janco allowed five hits and four runs in three innings pitched in his loss on the mound.

Westwood was slated to host White Knoll on Wednesday, but scores were not available at press time. They will host Airport Thursday for a 6 p.m. first pitch and travel to Lancaster on Friday.