The Warriors put up 43 runs on the board on Saturday, but after the games, there was one in particular that everyone was talking about. Nolan Crawford led off the top of the third inning with a solo blast to center field. That started off an 18 run inning that boosted the Warriors to a 27-6 victory over the Greer Jackets.
Brandon Eldridge led 21 hit attack with a four for four performance and posted 5 RBI. Dalton Stroud, Daniel Stanley, Crawford, Blake Wall, Benjamin Lewis, Landen Doyle, and Nolan Alexander all picked up two hits in the game for the Warriors. Stanley, Campbell Smithwick, Caeden Graham, Crawford, Alexander, and Owen Watts all knocked in two runs apiece.
Alexander was the beneficiary of the offensive output. Alexander went the distance on the mound to pick up his fourth straight victory. Alexander only gave up four hits and struck out three in the game.
Game two saw much more of the same from the Warriors' bats. This time the Warriors put 16 runs on the scoreboard off of 14 hits. The team also swiped 17 bases in the lopsided victory. The offense was again paced by Crawford and Eldridge as both went three for three with three RBI. Warriors with two hits in the second game were Smithwick, Lewis, and Doyle.
The win in game two went to Caeden Graham. Graham went the distance on the bump to improve his record to 4-1. The southpaw scattered eight hits, walked none, and struck out three. Only two of the runs allowed were earned.
The two wins earned the Warriors the number one seed on Sunday. The team will take on the Brunswick Thunder at 11:00. With a victory, the Warriors would play for the Rawlings East Coast Championship at 1:00. Should they fall, they will play at 3:00.
To view the box score of Game 1, press here.
To view the box score of Game 2, press here.