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Fire Ants split season-opening doubleheader

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Posted 2/3/20

The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team split a doubleheader with Southeastern Community College-Whiteville on Sunday at Riley Park, winning the opener 7-3 and losing the nightcap …

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Fire Ants split season-opening doubleheader

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The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team split a doubleheader with Southeastern Community College-Whiteville on Sunday at Riley Park, winning the opener 7-3 and losing the nightcap 3-1.

The teams were scheduled to open their season on Saturday, but that twinbill was canceled due to the heavy rain on Friday.

The opener was tied 1-1 going into the sixth inning. Southeastern scored two runs in the top of the inning to go up 3-1. However, the Fire Ants scored six runs in the bottom of the inning.

Matthew Dooley picked up the win despite giving up the two runs in the sixth. He worked two innings and allowed three hits.

Payton Young was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs batted in to lead the Sumter offense. Kameron Heath was 2-for-3 with a double, while Rodney Griffin was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Heath took the loss in the second game. Griffin went 3-for-3 with an RBI.

The Fire Ants will travel to Greenville, North Carolina, to play a pair of doubleheaders against Pitt Community College on Saturday and Sunday.