The Loris Lions varsity baseball was host to the Dillon Wildcats Monday of this past week. This was a make up game from the previous week. The Lions lost the lead in a 12-2 defeat to Dillon. The game was tied at two with Dillon batting in the top of the fifth when one of Dillon’s players doubling on a 1-2 count and scoring one run. Loris struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Dillon giving up 12 runs.
Tanner Kennedy got the start on the mound for Loris. He surrendered six runs on four hits over four innings, striking out six. Dawson Marlowe and Neil Mincey entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two innings and one inning, respectively.
Gage Smith led the Lions with three hits in four at bats.
On Tuesday of this past week, Loris hosted the Aynor Blue Jackets. The base paths were crowded for both offenses in a high scoring game where Loris Lions came out on top against Aynor, 12-11.
Gage Connor earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Loris Lions Varsity. He surrendered one run on one hit over one inning. Austin Skipper and Gage Smith entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Caleb Jordan started the game for the Lions. He lasted three innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out four.
Aynor got on the board in the second inning when Jason Duke singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. Aynor scored four runs in the fourth inning. Seth Hucks, Duke, and Spencer Sarvis moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Duke took the loss for Aynor. He allowed one hit and zero runs, walking zero. Seth Ward started the game for Aynor. He went three and two-thirds inning, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out six.
Loris was down 11-3 in the bottom of the seventh. With Loris playing hard and errors on Aynor’s part, Loris rallied back and beat Aynor Blue Jackets 12-11.
On Thursday evening, the Loris Lions varsity traveled to Green Sea Floyds. Loris fell behind in this game early and couldn’t come back in a 5-0 loss over Green Sea Floyds. In the second inning Green Sea Floyds got their offense started with scoring one run on a stolen base. A single by Tanner Kennedy in the first for the Lions was a positive for the Lions but just wasn’t enough. Loris tallied a total of six hits in the game. Austin Skipper and Carson Grainger had multiple hits for Loris.
Neil Mincey took the loss for Loris. He surrendered three runs on five hits over two and a third innings, striking out one and walking zero. S. Gillard led the Green Sea Floyds Trojans to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He allowed six hits and zero runs over six and a third innings, striking out three. Bubba Elliott threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
On Friday Loris hosted to Lake City in their last game of the season. Loris fell behind in this game and couldn’t come back in a 2-1 loss. Lake City took the lead on a ground out in the first inning.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Lake City pitchers struck out one, while Loris Lions sat down four. Tanner Kennedy took the loss for the Lions. He went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four.
The Lions had five hits in the game. Colby Todd and Carson Grainger each had multiple hits for Loris.
There were fours seniors recognized Friday night at Loris’ last season home game. They were Colby Todd, Neil Mincey, Austin Skipper and Hector Delgado. Congratulations to these seniors.