REL falls to Colleton Prep 1-0; deciding game today at OP


WALTERBORO - Dustin Kennedy allowed just one run and three hits while striking out nine and walking none in Game 2 of Robert E. Lee Academy's SCISA 2A baseball state championship series against Colleton Prep on Tuesday.

The only problem was CP's Jordan Crosby did Kennedy one better.

Crosby tossed a 2-hit shutout while striking out 10 and walking two in the War Hawks' 1-0 win on Tuesday at the Colleton Prep field to even the best-of-3 series at 1-1.

The deciding game will be played on Thursday in Orangeburg at the Orangeburg Prep field beginning at 7 p.m.

REL fell to 24-4 on the season, suffering its first loss of the year to a SCISA school. CP improved to 19-5.

After the Cavaliers won the opener on Monday in Bishopville by a 15-0 count in just three innings, only one run was scored on Tuesday. That came in the bottom of the fifth inning when the War Hawks' Dalton Sweat scored from third base on an errant pickoff attempt to first.

Robert E. Lee's best scoring opportunity came in the fourth when it had the bases loaded with two outs. However, Crosby struck out Kennedy to end the inning.

Hunter McGee and Jet Smith each had a hit for REL.