Eagles go up in SCISA 1A title series

Editor’s Note: After a weather delay on Tuesday, the Eagles were set to play game two in Winnsboro on Wednesday, but the game was delayed again. It will be played Thursday, May 16. See a recap in the May 23 issue.

 WINNSBORO – Monday night’s win put Richard Winn Academy just one away from capturing their second SCISA 1A State Championship in as many years.

The Eagles downed Holly Hill 8-2 in the first game of the championship series on Monday in Holly Hill.

The Eagles went ahead in the top of the first after Charlie Bonds hit an RBI single to left field, scoring Miller Stuck, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the game.

They went up 2-0 in the third on a solo shot to center from Anthony Armstrong.

The Eagles added three more runs in the top of the third.

Landon Smith and Stuck drew walks to get on. A single from a Bennet Nicholson bunt to third loaded the bases. Ethan Steward doubled on a two-out fly ball to center, scoring three.

Holly Hill responded in the fifth, plating two runs, but the Eagles got them back in the sixth to put the lead back at five runs (7-2). They scored again in the top of the seventh to finish the game 8-2.

Stuck had a strong performance from the mound. He threw a complete game, facing 26 batters. He struck out six, walked one, and allowed only one hit and two runs (1 earned).

Game two of the best-of-three series was set to be played Tuesday in Winnsboro, but weather conditions pushed it to Thursday.

RICHARD WINN – 1-0-1-3-0-2-1 – 8, 8, 2

HOLLY HILL – 0-0-0-0-2-0-0 – 2, 1, 2

WP: Stuck

Hitters: Steward 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI. Armstrong 1-3, HR, RBI. Bonds 2-5, RBI. Burchell 1-3, RBI. Stuck 1-3. Nicholson 1-3.

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