GHS beats Rehobeth in first playoff match

Published 5:39 pm Friday, April 16, 2010

For the first few innings, it looked like Greenville High was on their way to a shutting out opposing Rehobeth.

A bad inning and a few runs later, GHS was focusing more on holding on to the win than protecting the shutout. Still, GHS pulled away with the win, 8-5.

“We had a 7-0 lead and we kind of gave it away at the end,” Horn said. “They hit a few balls, but we started all those innings off with walks.”

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Horn said they didn’t make too many errors, but they did let a few runners get on by default.

“We have to make everyone earn their weight on base,” Horn said. “We can’t give up free bases.”

Raymond Moody got the win on the mound. Moody pitched the full 7 innings and struck out 10.

At the plate, GHS was strong.

You can look down the lineup and see that everyone contributed,” Horn said. “It was definitely a team win.”

Ryan Smith went 2 for 2, with a double and a single. Nathan Branum went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Hunter Harrell picked up one RBI of his own.

Raymond Moody hit the single that started the 5-run rally in the third inning. Stewart Moody hit a homerun late in the game to give the Tigers some insurance going into the seventh.

“You like to see that you have some leeway going into the last inning,” Horn said.

The Tigers were scheduled to play two matches against Rehobeth.

Game results for the second match in the playoff double-header were not available at press time. A complete recap of GHS playoff performance will be feature in next Wednesday’s Advocate.

The teams are playing best of three. If Rehobeth wins, a third game will be played Saturday afternoon.