All-Sar Weekend: Select Game II

Recap-NC/SC Select: Game 2

By Nick Nickles-June 23, 2007

South Carolina had revenge on its mind after losing a close battle with North Carolina the night before in Game One of two in the North Carolina versus South Carolina Select match-up.

The Sandlappers would send Emerald’s Brandon Miller to do battle with the potent sticks of the Tar Heels. South Carolina struck early by putting up a five-spot in the second inning with Hilton Head’s Brian Harrison (left) smoking a bases loaded, clearing double into the gap to collect three of his eventual four RBI’s and an MVP selection.

North Carolina responded with a five-run fourth inning of their own to tie the game at five. Harrison and Riverside’s John Nester followed up with RBI-singles in the sixth to take the lead 7-5. Logan Munson came on in sixth and struggled with his control a bit and two runs were scored on him to tie it back up at 7-7, but Munson would actually get the win because the South Carolina team was determined not to be swept and put together a rally in the top of the seventh with some help from the North Carolina defense.

South Carolina scrapped across three runs to make it 10-7. Drew Wingo came in to close the game and North Carolina would hit four balls extremely hard that provided some scares but three of the four were right at Sandlappers. Dusty Quattlebaum’s ball made it over the rightfield wall for a solo shot to end the scoring at 10-8 for a South Carolina victory.

WP: Logan Munson (AC Flora), LP: Vance Williams (Athens Drive), SV: Drew Wingo (Mauldin).Top hitters-South Carolina: Brian Harrison (Hilton Head) 3-for-3, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 runs; Brett Thomas (AC Flora) 2-for-4, RBI, 2 runs; Scott Wingo (Mauldin) 2-for-3, 2B. North Carolina: David Mailman (Providence) 1-for-2, 2B, 2 runs; Dusty Quattlebaum (Crest) 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs; Greg Holt (West Forsyth) 1-for-3, HR, 4 RBI.Pitchers: Brandon Miller (Emerald) 4 innings, 5 runs; Hamilton Bennett (Fort Mill) 1 inning, 0 runs; Logan Munson (AC Flora) 1 inning, 2 runs; Drew Wingo (Mauldin) 1inning, 1 run.