CHS overcomes early 1-0 deficit to trounce Chiefs by 8-1 count
Chapin, SC (James Bowers) - There were some nervous faces in the stands at the Eagles’ Nest during the early stages of Chapin’s District V Championship Baseball game against North Myrtle Beach Monday afternoon. The Eagles trailed 1-0 in the top of the second inning as pitcher Thomas Harmon walked two NMB batters and allowed a pair of hits off Chief bats. The early-game worries did not prove to be a sign of things to come as the Eagles soon rebounded to make quick work of the visitors from the sandy strand. A barrage of hits in subsequent innings, coupled with Harmon’s vastly improved pitching,allowed the Eagles to take an 8-1 win over North Myrtle Beach to advance. The victory sends Scott McCleod’s boys to the Lower State Playoffs where they will face either Cane Bay or A.C. Flora in a Thursday game.
The Eagle charge was led by Cade Austin, Tanner Steffy, Kareem Bowers, and Drew Calhoun, each of whom had two hits among a total of 12 for CHS. Calhoun also stole two bases to go with three from Nick Price. The Chief effort was led by pitcher Dalton Simpson. North Myrtle Beach finishes their 2018 campaign with an impressive record of 20-6. Chapin’s win improves the Eagles’ mark to 20-4. They will learn their opponent Tuesday, when the result of the District VI Championship Game between Cane Bay and A.C. Flora is settled. The outcome will also determine where the Eagles will play their first playoff contest, which will occur on Thursday, May 3.