Gottesman, Wando too much for BE

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wando’s Jeff Gottesman pitched four perfect innings Wednesday in a 10-4 win over Bishop England. FRANKIE MANSFIELD

Wando topped Bishop England, 10-4, Wednesday at Father Kelly Field on Daniel Island.

Junior right-hander Jeff Gottesman picked up the win for Wando, pitching four perfect innings with no hits, no walks and five strikeouts. Gunner Finneseth suffered the loss for Bishop England (0-2). The lefty allowed six earned runs off five hits and four walks while striking out two over three innings.

Kep Brown sparked Wando (3-1) in the top of the first, lining a double into left field to bring home Trevor Pedersen and Harrison Smith. Owen Ravenel scored off a Pedersen sacrifice to add another run in the second.

Wando tacked on four more runs in the fourth to build a seven-run lead. Oliver Hill singled to center to drive in Ravenel, Smith hit a two-run single to score Payton Muller and Pedersen, and Noah LoCascio lined a single to center to bring home Smith.

With Gottesman watching from the dugout to start the fifth, Wando struggled to maintain its dominance on the mound, loading the bases with two walks and an error. The Warriors walked in the Bishops' first run and Reed Fosberry added a second with a sacrifice fly to center.

Wando loaded the bases for the Bishops again in the sixth with a walk, hit batter and infield error. Ryan McManus drove in Paul Provost, and Chandler Sambets scored Harrison Boals, both with sacrifice flies, to cut the Warriors' lead to 8-4 with an inning to play.

Max Fries answered for Wando in the top of the seventh with a two-run double to right field to score Barrett Walton and Tyler Ackard. Jonathan Browning picked up Bishop England's only hit of the game in the bottom of the seventh inning with a single to right field. But Wando reliever Ethan Keane struck out the next two batters swinging to seal the win.

LoCascio finished 2-3 with an RBI, Brown 2-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Smith 1-3 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a walk.

McManus turned in an RBI, run scored and walk, Sambets an RBI and walk, and Brown a run scored and walk.

Wando wraps up a six-game road stand Friday against St. James, while Bishop England hosts Ashley Ridge.

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