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Stratford High School vs White Knoll High School
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The Stratford Knights Varsity Baseball team traveled to Columbia on Saturday to take on White Knoll High School in a non-region clash. The Knights and Timberwolves squared off at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies of the South Atlantic League.
The Knights and Timberwolves battled back and forth, but a big fifth inning would prove to be the difference for Stratford. The top of the inning would begin with back to back walks of Vito Dorio and Travis Lott. Josh Davis would then sacrifice, but reach on a throwing error by White Knoll, scoring Dorio and allowing Lott and Davis to go to third and second respectively. That would set the stage for Blake Marrs who hit a hard ground ball back through the middle to score the pair of runners. Marrs would later end up at third in the inning, and stole home to give the Knights a 5-2 lead, which they wouldn’t relinquish. The Knights would get some insurance in the top of the sixth, with Dorio, Lott, and Davis drawing walks to load the bases. This time, Marrs would double scoring Dorio and Lott; giving Marrs his third and fourth RBI of the game. Davis would score later in the inning on a ground ball from Kevin Mood that was mishandled by White Knoll; giving the Knights an 8-4 lead. Jaden Maynor got the start for the Knights. He went 4 2/3 innings while surrendering six hits and striking out four. Kaden Taylor would come on to record the final out of the fifth to become the pitcher of record, going the final 2 1/3 innings to pick up the win. He gave up two hits while striking out three and not surrendering a walk. At the plate, Dorio, Lott, and Marrs had very productive days. Dorio finished 1-2 with a single and three walks; while scoring three runs. Lott would cap his day 1-2 with a single and three walks, with two runs scored. Marrs wrapped up the day 2-3 with a single, double, and walk. He picked up four RBI on the afternoon while scoring a run. With the win Stratford improves to 13-7. They now focus their attention on the Hanahan Invitational Tournament.