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Louisa baseball splits Myrtle Beach tournament

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

Wayne Butler gets a piece of the ball during one of the games at the Mingo Bay Classic baseball tournament.
Photo by Tina Reynolds

While most of the Louisa County High School student body was enjoying time off from school and sports, the Lions baseball team was in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the Mingo Bay Classic baseball tournament.

The Lions played four games throughout the course of the week and went 2-2 for the tournament.

“Overall it was a good week,” Lions Head Coach Kevin Fisher said. “Obviously, we would have liked to go 4-0, but we got a good experience out of it.”

The Lions opened the week with a pair of shut outs, defeating Carolina Forest High School of Myrtle Beach on April 10 and High Point Christian Academy of High Point, North Carolina on April 11.

Louisa scored 11 runs over Carolina Forest. Dakota Hall, Alex Hurley and Wayne Butler led the scoring with a pair of runs each. Cale Agee tallied three of the Lions’ 12 hits, including two RBIs. Austin Nicholas earned three RBIs, and Hurley added two more.

Louisa’s game against High Point Christian Academy proved to be a far steeper challenge, a not altogether surprising notion, given that the academy won the tournament last year. The game was largely dominated by defense from both teams, with the Lions managing to squeeze out a 1-0 win. Nicholas scored the Lions’ only run, and Hall led the hit tally against High Point, garnering two of the team’s five hits.

“We got ahead early and our defense played the way they’d played all season,” Fisher said of the wins.

To read the entire story, see the April 20 edition of The Central Virginian.


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