Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan shut out the Young Harris Mountain Lions in a 7-0 final on Tuesday evening.
The Warriors recorded seven in the victory with Quinton Bent leading the team with two hits. Bent, Jarred Jones and DJ Ludwick all had doubles during the game. The Warriors had 11 walks during the game. Julio Justo led the team with two of the six RBIs. Tyler Parry pitched a complete game for the Warriors, striking out six while only allowing two hits.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 7, Young Harris 0
Records: Southern Wesleyan (17-26) Young Harris (28-14)
Coach Gillespie says…
"Great win to finish off our home schedule. We now need to take this momentum toward our series this weekend to establish an opportunity for post-season play. Couldn't be more excited and proud of the stellar performance we got on the mound from senior Tyler Parry. He gave us a moment on the mound we will not soon forget. We took our practice plan from the previous day and executed in a game situation and that was good to see. These guys believe in each other."
How It Happened
The Warriors struck first in the bottom of the second inning. Jarred Jones led off with a double down the right field line. With Jones at second, Quinton Bent doubled to deep left center to score Jones and give the Warriors a 1-0 lead.
Southern Wesleyan pushed ahead in the bottom of the third inning. Sawyer Price led off with a walk and then advanced to second on a bunt single by Timo Schau. With two on and two out, Tanner Glass walked to load up the bases. Jarred Jones hit the ball straight to the Mountain Lions second baseman, but an error allowed Jones to reach first and scored both Price and Schau to put the Warriors up 3-0.
The Warriors continued to push ahead in the fifth inning. With two outs, Quinton Bent singled to center field and then advanced to second as Devin Patrick walked. Conner Ewing singled to left field to bring Bent across home plate.
Southern Wesleyan lengthened their lead in the seventh inning. With one out, Conner Ewing walked and then advanced to second when Sawyer Price walked. A walk to Timo Schau loaded the bases for the Warriors. The Warriors put their sixth run on the board as DJ Ludwick walked and then a sacrifice fly by Julio Justo allowed Price to come in and give the Warriors a 7-0 victory over the Mountain Lions.
Southern Wesleyan will close out regular season play against the Barton Bulldogs on April 19 and 20.