LEXINGTON — The Mid-Carolina High School Rebels baseball team opened the Carolina Ale House Preseason Tournament on March 1 at River Bluff High School with a 4-2 win over Lugoff Elgin. This was the first game of a four-game tournament between Lugoff Elgin, River Bluff, Ridgeview and Mid-Carolina.
Josh Haney pitched six and a third innings with six strikeouts to record the win. Lugoff Elgin scored one run at the top of second inning.
The Rebels scored their first run and tied the game in the bottom of second inning. Haney led off with a single and Sexton reached second on a shortstop error that advanced Haney to third. After two outs, with Hyman at bat, Haney scored on a pass ball.
The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth inning. Stoudemire led off with a single, Haney was hit by pitch, Sexton hit into a 6-4 fielder’s choice, Glymph scored Stoudemire and Sexton on a double and Frazier scored Glymph on a single making the score 4-1. Lugoff Elgin scored one run at the top of the seventh inning.
The Rebels finished the day with five hits and four runs. (Cole Shealy 2B; Ryan Stoudemire 1B; Rhett Frazier 1B; Ty Glymph 2B; Josh Haney 1B).
The 2014 Rebels are under the direction of new head coach Daniel Gregory. The squad returns four seniors and five underclassman from the 2013 squad.
“I am very excited about the combination of talent and fight this team seems to have. This win is a great example of that. We are set up to have a successful season with a little luck and a desire to continue to get better. I am blessed to be in charge of this group of young men,” Gregory said.
The first game of the 2014 regular season will be March 13 at home against Chapman. Their first region game will be March 14 at home against Ninety Six.