Eagles defeat Midlands STEM, head to SCISA playoffs

Seniors Delaney Young, Brinson Baker, Meagan Brigman and Peyton Patrick | Photo: Laura Bonds

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn hosted Midlands STEM last week for both teams’ final game of the regular season.

Seniors Delaney Young, Brinson Baker, Meagan Brigman and Peyton Patrick (RWA) and Jasmine Vesselles (MSMC) were honored prior at the game.

The Eagles scored eight runs on five hits in the bottom of the second. Brantley Caulder and Baker had RBI doubles. Patrick and Abby Lewis both drew RBI walk. Brigman singled to score two. Langley Thompson and Madi Bennett both hit RBI singles.

The Eagles extended their early lead with three runs in the bottom of the third off of RBI singles by Caroline Tolbert and Thompson.

Brigman batted 4-4 on the day with four RBI. She had three singles and a double.

Tolbert faced 10 batters in three innings. She walked two and struck out five. Brigman closed the game. She walked two and struck out one.

The Eagle win comes on the heels of an 18-7 defeat of Wardlaw in a region contest, landing the Eagles in second place in the region and earning them a bid to the SCISA Class A championship tournament.

Richard Winn will face Cross Schools to open play of the double-elimination tournament. With only six teams competing in the tournament, the Eagles may face familiar region foes Wardlaw and Laurens Academy. 

The first round will be played Friday. Winners will advance to Saturday’s semifinal games. A best-of-three championship series will be played May 13, 14 and 15.

MSMC – 0-0-0-0-X-X-X – 0, 0, 2

RWA – 2-8-3-3-X-X-X – 16, 15, 0

WP: Tolbert

RW: Brigman 4-4, 2B, 4 RBI. Thompson 3-3, 2 RBI. Baker 1-2, 2B, RBI. Caulder 1-1, 2B, RBI. Bennett 1-2, RBI. Swearingen 1-2, RBI. Patrick 1-1. Tolbert 1-1. Trapp 1-1. Guzzi 1-1.

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