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West Brunswick’s baseball team knocked off previously unbeaten Hoggard 2-1 in Wilmington last week.
“Ethan Cox pitched a gem, we got some key hits at the right time, and we had zero errors,” said West coach Mike Alderson.
“Ethan pitched a 2-hitter. Josh Powell went 2-for-2 with a double and a home run and got walked. Pat Kamfolt got a double in the gap.”
The win gives West a 3-1 record in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 7-3 record overall. Hoggard drops to 5-1 in league play and 12-1 overall.
WB 100 001 0—2 8 0
H 000 00 0—1 2 1
WP: Ethan Cox (2-0). LP: Scott Coleman (3-1)
Leading hitters: WB—Powell 3-for-3 (HR, 2B), Granados 2-for-3
WEST BRUNSWICK 19
West Brunswick had a dream night at the plate Saturday with a 19-7 drubbing of Socastee in Socastee.
“We were 19-for-42 at the plate,” said West coach Mike Alderson. “We batted 42 times in five innings.
“Josh Powell hit a three-run homer in the first inning. We batted around in the first inning. Pat Kamfolt had four hits, Ryan Hill had three hits and Wally Kamfolt had a couple of hits.”
Zach Spivey was the winning pitcher, and Brock Holmes and Jay Gause also contributed good time on the mound for the Trojans.
West has an 8-3 overall record, as well as another victory in its exhibition game against Winslow from New Jersey.
WP: Zach Spivey
Leading hitters: WB—P. Kamfolt 4-for-5, Hill 3-for-5, Powell (HR).
West Brunswick 0
Hoggard defeated West Brunswick 9-0 on April 2.
“We just are not able to compete with them at this point,” said West coach Bob Bell. “I was impressed, however, with the fact that in spite of the one-sidedness of the match, not one player gave up on his match. Each player fought until the last point was played.”
Hoggard has a 4-0 record in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 8-1 overall mark.
Will Kent (H) def. Caleb Hawkins (WB) 6-0, 6-0
Chase Price (H) def. Brian Conness (WB) 6-0, 6-0
Philip Bonner (H) def. Brighton Mintz (WB) 6-0, 6-0
Connor Puett (H) def. Alex Humbert (WB) 6-0, 6-0
Tyler Cheshire (H) def. Chandler Inions (WB) 6-0, 6-0
William Visser (H) def. Jack Donaghue (WB) 6-0, 6-0.
Kent/Price (H) def. Hawkins/Conness (WB) 8-0
Bonner/Puett (H) def. Mintz/Humbert (WB) 8-0
Cheshire/Visser (H) def. Donaghue/Inions (WB) 8-0.
WHITE OAK 7
WEST BRUNSWICK 2
West Brunswick fell to White Oak 7-2 on April 4.
“Even though we lost, I was extremely happy with this match for a number of reasons,” said West coach Bob Bell. “First, this team beat us handily up in Jacksonville three weeks ago. We didn't even win a set, let alone a match. This time, with the same players matched up, we won two matches and were in contention in two others.
“The players on both teams earned every game they won as there were very few easy games. In fact, the match took nearly four hours to play. Chandler Inions and Derek Leavitt had outstanding singles matches. Chandler was particularly strong as he won his match 6-4, 6-3.
“Derek played as exciting a match as we have had this year. He took the first set 6-4, lost the second set 4-6 and lost the final set 5-7. To show the difference between this meeting and the first meeting, due to the length of time it took for Derek's match, the outcome was not decided until the seventh match was completed.
“Even though we lost, I was extremely encouraged with the effort from everyone who played. This was a tough, hard-fought match that was fun to be a part of.”
West Brunswick also got in a JV match, and Sean Cunningham lost a close one 6-4, 6-4.
Thomas Mazzoni (WO) def. Caleb Hawkins (WB) 6-1, 6-1
David Mazzoni (WO) def. Brian Conness (WB) 6-0, 6-0
Brian Lynn (WO) def. Brighton Mintz 6-4, 6-2
Stephen Jones (WO) def. Neil Mintz (WB) 6-2, 6-1
Chandler Inions (WB) def. Matt Belmore 6-4, 6-3
Matt Halliday (WO) def. Derek Leavitt (WB) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
T. Mazzoni/D. Mazzoni (WO) def. Hawkins/Leavitt (WB) 8-1
Mintz/Humbert (WB) def. Lynn/Jones (WO) 8-6