LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots baseball extended its win streak to seven on Saturday with a 7-5 non-conference win over E.A. Laney.
In order to beat the hail producing thunderstorm that hit the county on Saturday evening the game was moved up two hours, which made for beautiful baseball weather. The Scots found themselves down 0-3 after the first inning as E.A. Laney came out swinging against the Scots Matthew Hyatt.
The Buccaneers started the game off with back-to-back singles to right field before a bunt loaded the bases. E.A. Laney capitalized on a pass ball to take a 1-0 lead. Buccaneers senior RJ Hall then hit a two-run single to right to give E.A. Laney a 3-0 lead.
Scots head coach Chad Hill made the decision with two hours to pull Hyatt and move first baseman Austin Norton onto the mound. Norton got the Scots out of the inning with a strikeout, but the damage was already done.
It took the Scots one time through the line-up before they started putting runs on the board. In the bottom of the second inning the Scots tied the game 3-3. Justin Ray started the inning with a fly out to left before an error on the Buccaneers allowed Zac Phillips and Tyler Faulk to get on base. A single to center by Davon Ratliffe loaded the bases for the Scots with one out. McKenzie White hit into a fielder’s choice and was safe at first while Phillips scored and Faulk was tagged out at third for the second out of the inning.
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