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Post from 04/21/09:
The Braves lost their final game 7 to 5 in extra innings as they gave up 4 runs in the 8th inning and their last at bat rally fell short. Chris Drake was the starting pitcher and did an excellent job giving up only two earned runs in 7 complete innings. Pitching in relief for the Braves were Doug English and Matt McKinney. Offensively, Chris Drake (3-4, 2r, 2b, rbi); Manny Berdayes (2-3, w, 2r, 2b, rbi); Matt McKinney (2-3, w, r, sb); Cobi Guilbeau (2-5, rbi); Kenny Taylor (1-3, Sac, rbi); Walker Darnell and Kyle Shoe had hits.
Congratulations to all the players on a successful season. It started by going 4 and 1 and winning the Georgetown JV tournament, and was followed up with another 10 wins against only 4 losses. Continue to work hard during the off season.
Post from 04/15/09:
The Braves won both games of a double header, 6 to 3 and 8 to 3 (in a time shortend 2nd game) to improve their record to 14 and 4. In the first game, Chase Keevert pitched a complete game giving up only two earned runs to get the victory. Offensively, Matt McKinney (1-2, 2r, rbi, sac), Chris Drake (1-2, 2rbi, w, sb), Manny Berdayes (1-3, r, rbi), Chase Keevert (1-3), Kenny Taylor (1-2, 2r, w), Chase Chochran (1-1), Jodan Renfrow (2 sacs), Cobi Guilbeau (r, sb, sac).
In the second game Doug English started and got the win pitching 1 1/3 innings of a two inning time shortend game. Kyle Shoe pitched 2/3 of an inning getting both batters he faced out. Offensively, 6 of the 9 hitters were perfect Matt McKinney (2-2, 2r, 2sb), Kenny Taylor (2-2, 2r, 2rbi), Manny Berdayes (1-1, r, rbi, w), Walker Darnell (2-2, r, rbi, sb), Chase Clark (1-1, rbi, w), Hayden Miller (2-2, 2b, r). Chris Drake was 1-2, with 2 rbi's. Stats have been posted.
Post from 04/1/09:
The Braves overcame deficits of 4-1 and 6-3 to defeat Georgetown 11-7. A bases loaded single by Manny Berdayes followed by a Ryan Jonas double blasted over the right fielder and a subsequent pass ball capped a four run rally in the fourth inning that allowed the Braves to take the lead for good. Kyle Shoe was the starting pitcher and went 2 1/3 innings. Chase Clark pitched 3 1/3 of great relief giving up just one run and picking up the win, his second of this week. Chris Drake pitched 1 1/3 innings and slammed the door shut to preserve the victory and improve the Braves record to 12 and 4.
Offensively for the Braves, Ryan Jonas led the way going 4 for 4, with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's. Matt McKinney (2-4, 3R), Manny Berdayes (1-3, w, and sac fly, 3 RBI's), Chase Clark (1-2, 2w, RBI), Chase Keevert (1-3, w). Also contributing to the run production were Cobi Guilbeau (HBP, 2 sacrifices), Walker Darnell (2 sacricfices) and Chris Drake with a deep sacrifice fly RBI. Stats have been posted. Photos have been posted.
Post from 03/31/09:
The Braves pounded out 18 hits and scored 18 runs to defeat Waccamaw 18-6 and earn their 11 victory of the year against 4 defeats. Offensively for the Braves; Manny Berdayes (4-5, rbi, 4 r), Walker Darnell (3-4, 2 rbi), Matt McKinney (3-5, w, rbi), Cobi Guilbeau (2-3, 2w, hbp, 4rbi), Chase Keevert (2-4, 2 rbi, 2 sb, 3 r), Ryan Jonas (double, 3 runs), Chris Drake (hit, w, 3rbi), Kyle Shoe (hit, hbp, 2r), Grant Toth (1-1). Winning Pitcher for the Braves was Matt McKinney (3ip). Chris Drake and Chase Clark each pitched two innings. Photos have been posted. Stats have been posted.
Post from 03/30/09:
Braves pitchers came within one pitch of throwing back to back no-hitters, as they won both games of a double-header against North Myrtle Beach by the scores of 13-0 and 7-0. In the first game Chase Keevert pitched a no hitter, while striking out 10 batters. Keevert came within one pitch of a perfect game as he allowed a walk on a 3-2 pitch that just missed, giving NMB their only runner as the defense was flawless in their five chances. (5 inning game due to double header). In the second game, winning pitcher Chase Clark gave up just one hit to the first batter of the game after running the count to 3-2 and battling for 9 pitches. He went on to pitch two scoreless innings while striking out 3. Pitching in hit-less relief were Kyle Shoe, Tyler Dougherty and Matt Mckinney.
Offensively for the Braves in game one Cobi Guilbeau went 4-4 with 2 rbi and 2 stolen bases. Chris Drake 2-2, double and 2 rbi. Manny Berdayes 2-3, 2 rbi. Walker Darnell 2-3, rbi. Matt Mckinney 2-4, rbi. Ryan Jonas, Kyle Shoe and Chase Keevert 1-3
In game two hitting for the Braves, Cobi Guilbeau (1-1, walk, rbi, 2 SB), Chase Keevert (1-1, 2 walks), Chase Clark (1-2, 2 rbi's), Jordan Renfrow (1-2, 2b), Chase Cochran (1-2) and Walker Darnell (1-3). Photos have been posted. Stats have been posted.
Post from 03/27/09:
The rained out away game against Waccamaw has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 pm at Waccamaw.
Next Week Schedule Recap:
Monday March 30 North Myrtle Beach (double header) at Socastee 5:30pm
Tuesday March 31 at Waccamaw 6 pm
Wednesday April 1 at Georgetown 5:30 pm
Thursday April 2 St. James at Socastee 5:30 pm
Post from 03/26/09:
The home game against St. James was rained out. It has been rescheduled for April 2 @ 5:30 pm at Socastee.
Post from 03/25/09:
The away game against the Waccamaw Warriors was rained out. The make up date has not yet been determined. Photos from the Carolina Forest game have been posted.
Post from 03/23/09:
JV suffers their fourth defeat of the year, losing to the Carolina Forest Panthers 10 to 0. The Braves record now stands at 8 wins and 4 losses. Socastee fell behind early and could never get anything going against Panther pitcher Chris Orlando, who struck out 11 while allowing no hits. Stats have been posted.
Post from 03/22/09:
JV beats GT at home. The Braves scored 16 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 19 to 4 win. The team had a total of 8 hits in the big inning, led by Chris Drake which had two (a home run and a double ) that drove in 4 runs. (Chris had a total of 5 rbi's for the game). Chase Keevert also had two hits in the inning and Cobi Gilbeau reached base three times, on a walk, a hit by pitch and a bases loaded (3 rbi) double. For the game; Cobi was 2 for 2, Chris was 3 for 4, Manny Berdayes was 2 for 4, Kyle Shoe was 2 for 2 (with two walks and two rbi's), Chase Keevert was 3 for 3, Chase Clark 1 for 2 (with a walk and two rbi's) and Walker Darnell and Jordan Renfrow both had one hit and an rbi. The winning pitcher was Kyle Shoe, who pitched three innings and game up two runs. Tyler Dougerty pitched two innings in relief. Stats have been posted.