First Posted: 3/22/2009
DOBSON A pair of good pitching performances couldnt save the Surry Community College baseball team from mighty Spartanburg-Methodist Sunday.
Frankie McAteer, the No. 3 man in the rotation, allowed one run over the first four innings in game one, but the Pioneers pounded five runs out in the final three to take a 6-0 victory.
In the second game, No. 4 starter Cory Norman, a Forbush product, held the Pioneers to one run through five innings, but like in the first game, they scored five late runs for the 6-0 victory.
We had two exceptional pitching performances that kept us in the game, Surry coach Jamie Lowe said. We played a lot better than we did yesterday.
The problem for the Knights was Spartanburg also has a deep rotation, one that fired a pair of shutouts while allowing only six hits.
Theyre pretty strong, Lowe said. Theyve got a well-rounded club. They had four starters that pitched this weekend that are just top-notch. Theyre gifted on the mound and that definitely presented a challenge to our hitters.
The Knights (13-13, 3-9 Region X) return to action Tuesday against Wilkes Community College beginning at 2 p.m.
SM 100 020 3 6 9 0
SC 000 000 0 0 4 0
WP: Revan; LP: Frankie McAteer
2B: SM Gant (2)
SM 001 004 1 6 10 2
SC 000 000 0 0 2 2
WP: Hembree; LP: Cory Norman
2B: SM Cochrane, Johnson. HR: SM Konig