Bobcats got out to a four-run lead in the fourth inning and held on for an 8-7 victory over Colleton County on Monday. Colleton County scored four runs in the failed comeback on a single by Cam Fansworth in the fourth, a single by Ben Kennedy in the seventh, and a walk by Palmer Thomas in the seventh.
There was plenty of action on the basepaths as Bobcats collected seven hits and Colleton County had 13.
Colleton County captured the lead in the second inning when Jackson Bell drew a walk, scoring one run.
Bobcats took the lead for good with six runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Cody Bradt singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, an error scored one run for Bobcats, Jayden Timmins drew a walk, scoring one run, Nico Martucci was hit by a pitch, driving in a run, and an error scored two runs for Bobcats.
Eric Eastham led the Bobcats to victory on the pitcher’s mound. Eastham allowed ten hits and four runs over five and a third innings, striking out five. Timmins threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Timmins recorded the last out to earn the save for Bobcats.
Warren Hunter took the loss for Colleton County. The pitcher allowed five hits and seven runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out three.
Bradt started the game for Bobcats. The righty went one and one-third innings, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out one
Bobcats totaled seven hits in the game. Eastham and Grant Musselman all had multiple hits for Bobcats. Musselman and Eastham each collected two hits to lead Bobcats. Bobcats was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Musselman made the most plays with ten.
Colleton County tallied 13 hits in the game. Fansworth, Michael Ortiz, JC Poe, Kennedy, and Bell all collected multiple hits for Colleton County.