Hanahan Invitational: Summerville over Wando in finals

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wando finished second in this year's H.I.T. with a 7-2 loss to Summerville Thursday. FRANKIE MANSFIELD

Summerville topped Wando, 7-2, in the championship round of the 45th annual Hanahan Invitational Tournament Thursday at Sportsman's Field. It's the second straight Hanahan Invitational championship for the Green Wave.

Wando (12-6) tallied eight hits but left six runners stranded, four in scoring position. The Warriors gave up four runs off errors and wild pitches.

Tournament MVP Johnston McCurry took advantage of Wando's miscues early, reaching on an infield error, stealing third, and then scoring on an error to give Summerville a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Trevor Pedersen earned the run back for Wando in the second with a two-out RBI single to center to score Payton Muller. Noah LoCascio put Wando on top in the third with a leadoff shot to left field, his fourth homerun of the season.

The Warriors lead crumbled in the fourth as Summerville rang up three runs on a passed ball, a sacrifice fly and an infield error. Sawyer Bridges scored for Summerville on a fielder's choice in the fifth and Wando offered up two more runs in the seventh off a wild pitch and hit batter.

J.W. Eckley earned the win for Summerville, giving up two runs, one earned, off six hits and a walk while striking out three over 4 innings. Wando shuffled through four pitchers throughout the game. Andrew Lee took the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, off five hits and four walks while striking out five through four innings.

Jack Bahen led the Summerville at the plate, hitting 1 for 3 with an RBI and run scored. Zach Mosay hit 1 for 2 with a run scored and two walks.

Oliver Hill and Tyler Ackard both hit 2 for 4 for Wando. LoCascio finished 2 for 3 with and RBI and run scored off his home run.

Wando jumps back into region play Monday on the road against Goose Creek.

Bishop England dropped three straight games in three days as a host team in this year's Hanahan Invitational.

The Bishops fell to Madison (Va.), York and Covenant Day (N.C.). Bishop England played it most competitive game Wednesday, trading runs with Covenant Day and tying the game three times before falling, 4-3, in the sixth inning.

Bishop England (6-11) returns to the field Thursday at James Island.

Frankie Mansfield, the sports reporter for the Moultrie News can be seen all around the state following teams to meets, games, and matches. For score updates, breaking sports news, and more follow @fjmansfield on Twitter and like Moultrie News Sports on Facebook.

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