Patriots Fall to Scots in Summer Ball
Scotland County scored six runs in the top of the first inning and made them hold up to hand Pinecrest a 9-5 loss in Central Carolina Summer League baseball action Monday evening.
The Patriots (1-1) committed four errors behind starting pitcher Matt Epley, and Cody Freeman and Cross Holfert homered for the Scots in the decisive frame. The Patriots picked up a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth, but the visitors answered with three runs in the top of the fifth to make it 9-2.
Trailing 9-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Epley and Dalton Bullard each singled home a run, cutting the deficit to 9-5. The Patriots had two aboard when the final out was recorded. Jackson Maples had two hits for the home team.
The earlier junior varsity game between the teams ended in 1-1 tie after five innings because of the two-hour time limitation. Rising sophomore Joe Lewis pitched into the fifth for the Patriots. Trent McKay and Tom Delaunay came on in relief and retired the side to keep things even.
The Patriots were scheduled to travel to West Stanly on Tuesday. They will return the favor by entertaining the Colts on Thursday.
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