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Post from 06/3/08:
Congratulations to All Region players Jason Tomlinson and David Rickenbacker. Also, congratulations to All Region Honorable Mention players Ayres Renfro, Greg Pearson, Travers Woodward and Cody Rice. Great job guys, you earned it.

Post from 04/23/08:
We want to wish the departing seniors (Matt, Chris, and Greg) well in their futures. Whether you/they continue to play baseball or not they should be proud of what they accomplished during their careers at Socastee. There are lessons learned during the game/season that you will use throughout your life as a team player and a leader and you should not discount that experience. I know the younger players will miss your presence and have enjoyed playing along side of you. Good luck!!

A thank you to Coach Daurity, Coach Richmond, Coach Johnson, Coach Thomas and Coach Rohler for your efforts this year. I am sure the players don't realize how much they have learned from you but they will. It is always tough to try and make a group of kids work together as a team and we appreciate your efforts.

Thanks to Larry Greer who handled all the official scoring and was nice enough to share those stats for this web site. I know there are quite a few grand parents/relatives who use this site to keep up with their grandkids and he was a huge help.

And a thanks to Brian Kines who did a great job in the off season to improve the facilities and for your work in the press box.

Post from 04/21/08:
The Socastee Braves end their season with a 9-3 loss to West Brunswick. Overall they finished 11-14 which was a big improvement. Pitching for Socastee was David Rickenbacker for 5 good innings and Gunnar Kines came in for 1. There were some good hits including a homer by Jason Tomlison but WB is a very strong team fundamentally, did not make any errors and their center fielder took away quite a few hits. Hitting for the Braves were Ayres Renfro(1-3), Jason Tomlinson(1-4, HR, RBI), Travers Woodward(2-4, 2B, RBI), Tim Starkey(1-3) and Cody Rice(1-3, RBI). Defensive play(s) of the game: David Rickenbacker to Greg Pearson to Matt Ballard double play. Offensive play(s) of the game: Jason Tomlinson's home run. (Stats have been posted, let me know of any errors)

Post from 04/17/08:
The Braves lose to Newark (NY) 7-6 in 9 innings. Jason Tomlinson started on the mound and was relieved by Travers Woodward, David Rickenbacker, and Cody Rice. Everyone hit well and Travers and Cody were on fire all night but we could not pull it off. Hitting for the Braves were Ayres Renfro(2-5, 2B), Travers Woodward(5-5, 2 2Bs, HR, 2 RBIs), Cody Rice(3-5, 2B, 2 RBIs), Greg Pearson(1-4, RBI), and Sean Bonawitz(1-3). Defensive play(s) of the game: Ayres Renfro's diving catch in center field. Offensive play(s) of the game: Travers Woodward 5-5 at the plate and Cody Rice 3-5. (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/16/08:
Socastee Braves lose to Myrtle Beach in final regional game 12-10. Greg Pearson pitched for Socastee and Cody Rice came in in relief in the 7th. Hitting for the Braves were Tim Starkey(2-4, 2B, RBI), Cody Rice(1-5, 2 RBIs), Greg Pearson(3-4, 2 2Bs, 1 RBI), Ayres Renfro(1-4, 2B, RBI), Matt Ballard(1-3, 2B, 3 RBIs), Jeremy Rogers(2-3, 2B, RBI). They hit the ball real well but made too many errors to overcome (story of the year). Defensive play(s) of the game: Ayres Renfro's diving catch in center field. Offensive play(s) of the game: Ayres Renfro's double to deep center and Greg Pearson's 3-4 night at the plate (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/15/08:
Socastee defeats Penfield (NY) 10-5 in 2nd Mingo Bay game. Kyle Presley picks up the win going 4 innings, David Rickenbacker came in for 1 and Travers Woodward closed the last 2 innings. The Braves made a few errors but hit the ball well. Hitting for the Braves were Tim Starkey(1-3, 2 RBIs), David Rickenbacker(3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBIs), Jason Tomlinson(2-3, 3B, 2 RBIs), Cody Rice(2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs) and Greg Pearson(1-2). Defensive play(s) of the game: Greg Pearson's diving play in the 3rd where he fielded the ball and threw the runner out from his knees. Offensive play(s) of the game: David Rickenbacker's hitting (3-4, 3B, 2B). (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/14/08:
Socastee defeats Elmira Free Academy (NY, Barry Woodward's alma mater!!) in Mingo Bay opener. Carl Vermeer starts on the mound for Socastee and Jason Tomlinson comes in in relief. Pitching for the Braves were Carl Vermeer, Jason Tomlinson and Cody Rice. Getting hits for the Braves were Tim Starkey(2-3, 2 RBIs), Jason Tomlinson(2-3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Travers Woodward(2-2, 2B, RBI), Cody Rice(3-4, 2B, 4 RBIs!!), Greg Pearson(1-4, RBI) and Ayres Renfro(1-3) Defensive play(s) of the game: Tim Starkey picking runner off of 3rd for 2nd out in the 7th. Offensive play(s) of the game: Cody Rice's 4 RBIs in his 1st 3 at bats.. (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/13/08:
Socastee Braves defeat Camden in game #2 of a doubleheader 10-9. They gave up 4 runs in the top of the 5th but were able to rally for 3 in the bottom of the inning to pull out the win. David Rickenbacker hits a 2 RBI single to end the game after Cody Rice singled a run in to bring us within 1. Kyle Presley picks up the win in relief after Cody Rice started the game, Greg Pearson pitched for an inning and David Rickenbacker pitched 1-2/3 before Kyle finished it. Hitting for the Braves were David Rickenbacker(2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs), Tim Starkey(1-3, HR, 2 RBIs), Travers Woodward(2-3, HR, RBI), Jeremy Rogers(1-1, HR 2 RBIs), Greg Pearson(2-3), and Cody Rice(1-2, RBI). Defensive play(s) of the game: David Rickenbacker's relief pitching. Offensive play(s) of the game: David Rickenbacker's game winning 2RBI single and home runs by Tim Starkey, Travers Woodward and Jeremy Rogers.. (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/13/08:
Socastee Braves defeat Camden in game #1 of a doubleheader 10-3. Gunnar Kines picks up the complete game victory and gets his first varsity base hit. Hitting for the Braves were Jason Tomlinson(1-2), David Rickenbacker(1-2), Travers Woodward(1-4, HR, RBI), Matt Ballard(2-4, 2B, 4 RBIs!), Jeremy Rogers(2-4, HR 2 RBIs) and Gunnar Kines(1-3). Defensive play(s) of the game: Gunnar Kines pitching and Matt Ballard's diving catch at 1st to save 2 runs. Offensive play(s) of the game: Matt Ballard's 2 out 3 RBI double and home runs by Jeremy Rogers and Travers Woodward. (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/11/08:
Socastee loses to North Myrtle Beach 9-4. The Braves fell behind early and never recovered. There were some good hits and some good defensive plays but just not enough. Pitching for the Braves were Ayres Renfro and David Rickenbacker. Hitting were Jason Tomlinson(1-3, HR, RBI), Tim Starkey(2-4, 2B, RBI), Ayres Renfro(1-4), Greg Pearson(1-3), Matt Ballard(1-2, 2B, RBI) and Kyle Presley(1-2). (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/09/08:
Socastee loses to St James 7-6. We were in the game the whole way but couldn't overcome their lead. Pitching for the Braves were Jason Tomlinson, Gunnar Kines and Cody Rice. Hitting were Jason Tomlinson(2-3, 2B, RBI, SAC), Travers Woodward(2-4, RBI), Cody Rice(1-4), Greg Pearson(2-3), Tim Starkey(1-3, 2 RBIs) and Jeremy Rogers(1-2, RBI, SAC). (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/08/08:
Braves lose to Carolina Forest 6-3 in a regional game. Carolina Forest entered the game ranked #6 in the state AAA. Pitching for Socastee was Greg Pearson who did a good job on the mound as Socastee faced Jeremy Knab on the mound for CF. Hitting for the Braves were Jason Tomlinson (1-3, RBI), Cody Rice (1-3, 2B), Greg Pearson (2-3, 2B), Tim Starkey (1-3, RBI), and Brett Dabbs (1-3). (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/06/08:
Braves lose Matt Ballard for at least 1 week, probably 2 due to a broken thumb. This is a big loss for Socastee as Matt is one of the leaders of the team and one of the most solid contributors. We wish Matt well and hope he can rejoin the team as soon as possible.

Post from 04/05/08:
Socastee Braves lose to West Brunswick 19-7. They go down by 5 in the 1st, battle back for 3 and then both teams scored until the 5th when WB erupted for 9. Homers by Jason Tomlinson and Ayres Renfro highlight our hitting. Hitting for the Braves were Jason Tomlinson (2-3, HR 2B, 2 RBIs), David Rickenbacker (2-3, 2B, RBI), Ayres Renfro (1-3, HR, 2 RBIs), Travers Woodward (2-3, 2B), Chris Patrick (1-1, 2B), and Cody Rice (1-2, RBI). (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/04/08:
Socastee Braves lose to Georgetown 6-0 at Georgetown. The game was 0-0 through 4, Gtown scores 1 in bottom of 5th and then break through with 5 more in the 6th. Greg Pearson pitched great but the Braves could not generate anything behind him. Biggest loss of the night was losing Matt Ballard to a broken thumb from an attempted bunt. Hitting for the Braves were David Rickenbacker (1-3), Travers Woodward (1-3), and Sean Bonawitz (1-1, BB). Defensive play(s) of the game: Sean Bonawitz's tag on Tim Starkey's throw to 2nd to get a runner stealing and Greg Pearson's run saving catch of a line drive at 2nd in the 6th. Offensive play(s) of the game: ??. (Stats have been posted)

Post from 04/03/08:
Tonite's game with Myrtle Beach has been rained out. Has not been rescheduled yet. Next game is Friday evening.

Post from 04/02/08:
West Brunswick game rained out. Has not been rescheduled yet. Next game is Friday evening.


Post from 03/30/08:
All stats have been entered (offense, defense and pitching). These were from the official scorekeeper. If you see something you don't agree with let me know and I will get back to you whether it was my error or if that is what I received. I plan to keep them "in sync" with Larry's for the whole year.


Post from 03/29/08:
Socastee Braves defeat Dunkirk NY 12-8 to win the Batter's Box Division of the Mingo Bay Tournament. Gunnar Kines pitched very well and David Rickenbacker entered in the 5th and finished the game. The Braves had 16 hits including another Cody Rice home run. There were a lot of "little" things that I noticed that contributed to the win, Chris Patrick's baserunning, Traver's taking charge on a popup, etc.. Hitting for the Braves were Greg Pearson (2-4, RBI), Ayres Renfro (2-3, 2B, RBI), David Rickenbacker (2-4, 3B, 3 RBIs), Jason Tomlinson (1-1, RBI), Matt Ballard (2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs), Jeremy Rogers (1-3, RBI), Travers Woodward (1-4, RBI), Cody Rice (2-4, HR, 2 RBIs) and Tim Starkey (3-4). Defensive play(s) of the game: Brett Dabbs diving catch in right field. Offensive play(s) of the game: Cody Rice's home run and team effort for 16 hits.. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/28/08:
Socastee defeats Andrews 5-4 in 8 innings as David Rickenbacker scores on a passed ball. Pitching for the Braves were Jason Tomlinson, Greg Pearson, Cody Rice and David Rickenbacker. Cody Rice hits a 2 run homer and Jason Tomlinson hits a homer in the 8th to tie the game. Hitting for the Bravers were Greg Pearson (2-4), Ayres Renfro (2-4, 2B), David Rickenbacker (2-4), Jason Tomlinson (1-5, HR, RBI), Travers Woodward (2-5), Cody Rice (2-5, HR, 2 RBIs), Tim Starkey (2-4) and Brett Dabbs (1-3). Defensive play(s) of the game: Team effort. Offensive play(s) of the game: Cody Rice's 2 run homer and Jason Tomlinson's game tying homer in the 8th.. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/27/08:
Socastee defeats Williamsburg Academy 5-4 in 8 innings on a walk off single by Ayres Renfro. Greg Pearson started the game and Cody Rice closed pitching the last 3 innings. Hitting for the home team were Jason Tomlinson (3-4, 2B, HR, RBI), Ayres Renfro (3-5, 2B, 2 RBIs), David Ricknebacker (1-3) and Brett Dabbs (1-3). Defensive play(s) of the game: Pearson to Rickenbacker to Ballard double play and Rickenbacker throwing out 2 runners. Offensive play(s) of the game: Jason Tomlinson's home run, and 8th inning double and Ayres Renfro's walk off game winning hit.. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/27/08:
Mingo Bay schedule for Thursday is on the SunNews.
Click here to see schedule.


Post from 03/26/08:
The Braves beat Bamberg-Ehrhardt 10-6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt is ranked #2 in SC AA. Socastee had 12 hits and no errors behind the pitching of Carl Vermeer, Sean Bonawitz, and Cody Rice closed. Hitting for the Braves were Jason Tomlinson (1-3, HR, RBI), Ayres Renfro (1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs), David Rickenbacker (2-4, HR, 2 RBIs), Travers Woodward (1-4), Tim Starkey (1-3), Cody Rice (3-3) and Brett Dabbs (2-3, 2B, RBI). Defensive play(s) of the game: Carl Vermeer's pitching and no errors on defense. Offensive play(s) of the game: Jason Tomlinson's and David Rickenbacker's homers, Brett Dabbs double and Cody Rice 3-3. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/25/08:
Socastee loses to Jefferson (WV) 6-3. The Braves had more hits than last night against a very strong pitcher. Ayres Renfro started pitching for the Braves but was relieved in the 2nd by Gunnar Kines. Gunnar was very effective for 5 innings only allowing 3 runs and I am pretty sure 2 were unearned. Cody Rice came in for the last inning and pitched very well not allowing any runs. Jefferson is the defending WV state champions and Socastee held their own against them. Hitting for the Braves were Greg Pearson (1-4), David Rickenbacker (1-4, RBI), Jason Tomlinson (2-2, RBI, SAC), Tim Starkey (1-2) and Jeremy Rogers (1-3 2B, RBI). Defensive play(s) of the game: Jason Tomlinsons' running catch in deep right center field. Offensive play(s) of the game: Jeremy Rogers' 2 out RBI double to left center field. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/24/08:
Socastee loses to Sullivan South (Kingsport TN) 7-4. The Braves only had 4 hits and had 6+ errors. Pitching for the home team were Jason Tomlinson and Greg Pearson. Hitting for the Braves were Greg Pearson (1-4), Ayres Renfro (1-3, RBI), David Rickenbacker (1-3) and Travers Woodward (2-4, 2B, 3B). Defensive play(s) of the game: Woodward to Pearson to Ballard double play and Pearson to Starkey to Ballard double play. Offensive play(s) of the game: Travers Woodward double to left center. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/19/08:
The Braves defeat Loris 5-2 behind the pitching of Ayres Renfro and Gunnar Kines. Braves had 12 hits and played good defensively to win the non-region game. Hitting for the Braves were Greg Pearson (2-4, HR, RBI), David Rickenbacker (3-3, 2B), Travers Woodward (1-4, RBI), Matt Ballard (1-3, HR, RBI), Ayres Renfro (3-3. 3B, RBI), Cody Rice (1-3). Defensive play(s) of the game: Ayres Renfro's pitching, Tim Starkey throwing out a baserunner. Offensive play(s) of the game: Greg Pearson's and Matt Ballard's home runs. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/18/08:
Socastee loses to North Myrtle Beach 1-0. Greg Pearson pitched a complete game giving up 5 hits and only 1 run. Hitting for the Braves were Greg Pearson (2-4), Ayres Renfro (1-2, sac), Jason Tomlinson (1-3). Defensive play(s) of the game: Greg Pearson's pitching. Offensive play(s) of the game: ?? (Stats have been posted)



Post from 03/14/08:
The Braves defeat Carolina Forest 9-8 behind Greg Pearson's complete game. Good pitching, strong team defense and some quality hitting allowed them to earn the victory. Greg did a great job on the mound, mixing it up and shutting down CF when he needed to. Defense played very well behind him only making one error. Hitting for Socastee were Tim Starkey (2-3, 2 RBIs, 2 SACs), David Rickenbacker (3-3, 2 RBIs), Travers Woodward (1-5, 1 RBI), Matt Ballard (2-4), Jeremy Rogers (2-3), Ayres Renfro (1-3, double, 2 RBIs), Sean Bonawitz (1-3). Defensive play(s) of the game: Ayres Renfro's 2 diving catches in right field. Offensive play(s) of the game: Too many nice hits to single any out. Nice team effort (Stats have been posted, standings should be accurate)


Post from 03/13/08:
Socastee's bats were shutdown by St James as they lose 12-1. St James homered 3 times and had 3 doubles and the pitching of Kelly Wright held the Braves to one hit, a deep double by Jason Tomlinson. Defense only had one error but the lack of hitting did not allow the Braves to stay in the game. Pitching for Socastee were Cody Rice, Sean Bonawitz, Carl Vermeer and Gunnar Kines. Defensive play(s) of the game: ?? Offensive play(s) of the game: Jason Tomlinson's double to left center. Next up is Carolina Forest away on Friday evening at 6:00 (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/12/08:
The Braves lose their home opener to Georgetown 14-4. They had an early 4-1 lead after a David Rickenbacker home run before things started going wrong. David Rickenbacker was 2-4 with 3 RBIs and a home run, Greg Pearson was 2-4, and Cody Rice was 1-3 with an RBI. Pitching for Socastee were Jason Tomlinson, Gunnar Kines, David Richenbacher, Brett Dabbs, and Carl Vermeer. Defensive play(s) of the game: ?? Offensive play(s) of the game: David Rickenbacker's 2 run home run in the bottom of the first. Next up is St James at home tonight at 6:00 (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/08/08:
The JV roster and schedule have been added. If someone could send me the stats and an update after each game we will get them posted as well.


Post from 03/07/08:
This evening's game has been rained out. It has not been rescheduled yet.


Post from 03/05/08:
Socastee loses to Myrtle Beach 9-1 in their first region game. Braves had only three hits and five errors. Hitting for Socastee were Jason Tomlinson (1-2), Jeremy Rogers (1-3, 1 RBI), and Travers Woodward (1-3). Pitching for the Braves were Greg Pearson, Gunnar Kines, Sean Bonawitz, and Carl Vermeer. Defensive play(s) of the game: Pearson to Starkey to Rice double play in the 4th. Offensive play(s) of the game: Jeremy Rogers RBI single in the 2nd. Next up is Camden away on Friday 3/7. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 03/03/08:
The Braves win their opener at Loris 9-1 behind the great pitching of Jason Tomlinson. He allowed no earned runs in 6 innings, allowed only 2 hits and struck out 11. Gunnar Kines came in and shut down the side to close the game. Socastee had 8 hits including 2 doubles. Getting hits for Socastee were Greg Pearson (1-3, 3 runs scored), Ayres Renfro (2-4, double, 3 RBIs), David Rickenbacker (1-3, 2 RBIs), Matt Ballard (1-2), Travers Woodward (1-3), Tim Starkey (2-3, double, 3 runs scored) and Chris Patrick (1-1). There were quite a few well hit balls that were hit right at someone including some by Jeremy Rogers. Defensively the Braves played well with three errors that were not (too) costly. Defensive play(s) of the game: Jason Tomlinson on the mound. Great game. Offensive play(s) of the game: Ayres Renfro with a double and 3 RBIs. Next up is Myrtle Beach away on Wednesday 3/5. (Stats have been posted)


Post from 02/25/08:
The Braves lose to Conway 9-5 in a 9 inning scrimmage tonight at Conway. Conway's pitching was very strong and Socastee struggled to string hits together. Getting hits for Socastee were Cody Rice (double), Matt Ballard (double), Jason Tomlinson and Tim Starkey. Defensively the Braves played well with just a few errors and two double plays. Pitching for the Braves were Greg Pearson, Cody Rice, and Gunnar Kines. Defensive play(s) of the game: Jason Tomlinson reversing field and going into the hole to throw a runner out at first and Tim Starkey making a diving catch between first & second to save 2 runs. Offensive play(s) of the game: Cody Rice and Matt Ballard both doubling into right center field with each shot one hopping the fence. Next up is Loris away on opening night, Monday 3/3.


Post from 02/24/08:
The scrimmage with Conway has been moved to Monday evening at 5:30 at Conway.


Post from 02/20/08:
The Braves played 7 strong innings against a fast South Florence team. The problem was the game was 8 innings as they ended up losing 10-2. Outside of the one inning they matched them 2-2. Greg Pearson had two hits, Matt Ballard doubled and there were hits by Travers Woodward and David Rickenbacker. Pitching looked great at times, good at other times and then a few shaky innings. Pitching for the Braves were Sean Bonawitz, Gunnar Kines, Derek Robinson, and David Rickenbacker. Defensively there was only one error. Defensive play of the game: Travers Woodward diving catch in right. Offensive play of the game: Ayres Renfro suicide squeeze of Matt Ballard to tie the game after Matt's double to right. Next up is Conway away on 2/26.


Post from 02/18/08:
The Braves played a good game against James Island on Saturday. They went down early and trailed 6-2 but rallied to score 3 in the 6th before losing 7-5. Jason Tomlinson had two hits, Matt Ballard and Cody Rice doubled, Brett Dabbs, Travers Woodward and Kyle Presley each had a hit. More details to follow later today as I get some more updates, please email or call me if you have any.


Post from 02/11/08:
Have posted a few pictures that I took at Wando but have a few more to post. Please send in any pictures you have and we will post them. Players, please send in your bio's and if you want a different pic for your profile please let me know.


Post from 02/09/08:
The Braves looked good against Wando today. Ayres Renfro led off the game with a triple (1-1, on base 5 times), Greg Pearson was on base 4 times (1-2, walk), David Rickenbacker went 2-4 with a double, Jason Tomlinson went 1-3 with a double, Tim Starkey went 2-4, Travers Woodward went 1-3. Braves only struck out 6 times in 41 at bats. Pitching for the Braves were Greg Pearson, Cody Rice, Derek Robinson, Sean Bonawitz, and Gunnar Kines. Defense looked good overall and they seem to be playing well as a team. Next scrimmage is this coming Saturday at home against James Island.


Post from 02/04/08:
Tryouts continue this week. Good luck to everyone trying out!

Braves get ready for the first scrimmage this Saturday at Wando. Wando is a strong 4A team that should compete in the state tourney. For directions click on the fields link on the left.

The Braves return quite a few players from last year and they played together on Jr Legion and some fall teams so they should be mixing better. In addition some new players will be joining the team that have moved into the area so they could be stronger than last years team.

2008 Varsity Schedule is out and is available by clicking on the Schedule button to the left. Changes include playing Loris instead of South Florence during the regular season and splitting up the (now) Mingo Bay Tournament so there is a few weeks gap between the tourneys.

Players are still working hard and look forward to a good year.

Good luck to the Braves!!







 


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