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Sumter P-15's bats quiet in 2-0 loss to Florence

From staff reports
Posted 7/4/20

FLORENCE - The Sumter P-15's saw their 2-game winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Florence Post 1 on Thursday at American Legion Field.

Sumter fell to 2-3 on the season in the South Carolina American League. Post 1 remained undefeated at …

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Sumter P-15's bats quiet in 2-0 loss to Florence

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FLORENCE - The Sumter P-15's saw their 2-game winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Florence Post 1 on Thursday at American Legion Field.

Sumter fell to 2-3 on the season in the South Carolina American League. Post 1 remained undefeated at 6-0.

Three Florence pitchers combined on a 3-shutout. Post 1's pitching was dominant most of the night. Starter Anthony Hopkins allowed just one hit and no runs in four innings of work. He walked one and struck out seven, including fanning the side in the top of the fourth to close out his night.

Noah Skeen tossed two scoreless innings before running into trouble in the top of the seventh by giving up a single and a walk to lead off the frame. Thomas Skipper entered, and after a passed ball moved the runners to second and third with no one out, he got three of the next four batters out to get the save.

Florence struggled to generate offense as it had just four hits and only two left the infield. Starter J.T. Stanley allowed one run on two hits with three punchouts, while Seth Posey went two innings and allowed two hits and no earned runs. John Kolb also turned in a perfect inning for the P-15's.

SB DuCom led Sumter with two hits, including a first-inning double. Brandon Arnold had the other knock for Sumter on an infield single in the fifth.

Sumter plays host to Camden on Monday at 7 p.m. at Riley Park. It will be the P-15's first Lower State League game.

Sumter Flyers 7

Lamar 1

The Sumter Flyers remained undefeated with a 7-1 win over Lamar on Thursday at Riley Park.

Sumter improved to 3-0 in league play.

Hunter Hoff pitched three innings to get the win. Clark Kinney pitched 2 1/3 innings, Jess Schwedler two-thirds of inning and Riley Ward one. They combined to allow just one hit while striking out 14.

The Flyers finished with 10 hits. Clayton Goff, Kinney and Kyler Odom each had two hits. Goff and Odom both had a double. Goff also scored two runs.

The Flyers play at Lamar on Monday at 6 p.m.