Thursday, March 20, 2014
By Will Simmons
Special to the Moultrie News
Bishop England baseball stormed into region play with a 25-0 rout of North Charleston Wednesday at Father Kelly Field on Daniel Island.
Bishop England (2-4, 1-0) rang up 19 runs off 10 hits in the first inning alone. Bishops head coach Mike Darnell called off the charge early. The Bishops worked on different situations with different players, while North Charleston shuffled through its lineup, continuing to work on finding itself.
“I always write the same thing on the bottom of the pregame schedule,” Darnell said. “And that’s to respect the game.”
Jackson Riley started the game with two perfect innings before giving way to Edward Bulchoz who struck out seven through the final three innings. North Charleston recorded its first hit with two outs in the fifth.
The Bishops only needed three innings of offense, forgetting their frames in the fourth and fifth. They were far from aggressive running the bases, holding runners up and allowing several passed balls to roll to the backstop without a steal attempt.
Jeffery Brown hit 3-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Harrison Boals 3-3 with a double, a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored, Griffin Herbert 3-3 with three RBIs and Ryan McManus 3-3 with a double and three RBIs.
“You have to respect the game,” Darnell said. “You have to respect your opponent. As long as you do that and don’t make a mockery of it, you know we’ve accomplished something.”
Bishop England travels to Summerville Friday to face the Green Wave at 6 p.m.