Jefferson gets win in Myrtle Beach opener
The Jefferson High baseball team began its week-long stay in the Myrtle Beach area with a 3-0 win over Spanish Fort, Alabama in its first game of the Mingo Bay Classic tournament.
Left-hander Bradley Davis blanked Spanish Fort with a complete-game four-hitter in which he used 92 pitches in the seven-inning tournament opener played on Tuesday.
The Cougars had only five hits, but took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Alex Tennant rode home on Paul Witt’s sacrifice fly.
Davis was given a 3-0 lead in the third when outfielder Cameron Alvarez drove in both Tennant and Witt with his two-RBI double. Alvarez and Tennant were the only two Jefferson players contributing two-hit games.
Austin Bulman had Jefferson’s other hit.
The Cougars improved to 6-0 overall. Jefferson was scheduled to play St. James (South Carolina) on Wednesday and Brockport (New York) on Thursday to complete play in its four-school bracket. On Friday, the Cougars move on to the semifinals where a win would give them a date in the championship game on Saturday.
Washington High fell, 7-3, to Charles H. Flowers (Maryland) in its Mingo Bay Classic opener. The Patriots had only three hits and committed five errors in the loss that evened their record at 2-2.
Gavin Cross pitched 6.2 innings and fanned eight for the Patriots.
Washington was slated to face High Point Christian (North Carolina) on Wednesday and St. Vincent-St. Mary of Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday before reaching the semifinals of tournament play on Friday.