Cougars split four games in South Carolina
SHEPHERDSTOWN – Taylor Tennant went 8-for-13, Cullen Horowicz 6-for-10 and Coleson Titus 6-for-15 in Jefferson’s four games in Myrtle Beach last week.
By beating Carolina Forest, 13-5, in its fourth game of the week, the Cougars were able to move their record for the week to 2-2.
The tournament week began with a 7-3 loss to Socastee (SC) in a game where the Cougars fell behind, 5-0, after just the first inning. Tennant lasted only one inning as the Jefferson starting pitcher. Only one of the five runs he allowed was earned. Horowicz permitted two earned runs in his two innings of relief.
Chase Anderson was the only Jefferson hitter with two hits.
Jefferson bounced back with a 15-5 mercy-rule win over Lakewood (SC). The Cougars stole 10 bases and Horowicz began a string of three games where he homered.
Lakewood went ahead, 5-0, in the top of the first when it chased Rose, who retired only two batters.
James Walsh replaced Rose, and by the end of four innings Jefferson had an 8-5 lead. With a total of seven runs in the next two turns, Jefferson ended the game on the 10-run, mercy rule.
Walsh went 5.1 innings, allowing just three hits and fanning nine for the win.
Horowicz, Titus and Tennant all had two hits, with Stevie Lee driving in two runs.
Rock Hill (SC) dropped the Cougars, 5-2, as it took a 3-0 lead against Cougar starter Jordan Trunnell. Trunnell went five innings, allowing five hits and only one earned run. Dylan McCartney experienced his first trouble of the season on the mound and allowed four hits and two runs in his two innings.
Tennant, Horowicz and Hayden Stang had two hits for the Cougars.
In the fourth and final game of the week, Tennant pitched six innings in the 13-5 win over Carolina Forest. (SC). He fanned 10, walked three and permitted only four hits while allowing just two runs.
Tennant (3-for-4) and Titus (3-for-5) led the 13-hit offense. Titus and Mason Lantz joined Horowicz on the home run list. Rose, Tennant and Lantz drove in two runs.
Jefferson returned to another full week of games, with a 16-5 overall record. The Cougars faced Woodgrove on Monday and Musselman at Sager Field on Tuesday to begin its week of games.