The Fort Mill baseball team dropped its final game of the season losing to the Rock Hill Bearcats 8-0 Thursday night.
Fort Mill struggled at the plate as they managed just two hits, both of which came off the bat of catcher Scott Young. On the mound, the Jackets went through four pitchers as Mathieu Curtis got the start for Fort Mill.
Rock Hill got to Curtis early as he gave up a run in the first inning walking four batters and giving up a single in the inning. Curtis went just three innings and settled down after the first inning to come back to strike out four batters and allow two more hits.
The Bearcats found their offense in the fifth inning as they scored four runs on five hits off reliver Luke Garabedian. Garabedian lasted just two innings allowing four runs on five hits while striking out three.
Rock Hill carried a 5-0 lead into the seventh inning and added three more runs in the seventh off two walks and a hit batter by the Jackets’ third pitcher of the night in Garett Robb. Robb lasted just an inning allowing three runs on no hits and two walks.
Fort Mill’s Connor Rasmussen finished the game pitching one inning and striking out two Rock Hill hitters without allowing a base runner.
Young’s two hits was all the offense Fort Mill could muster with those hits coming in the second and fifth innings.
The Jackets lose 11 seniors from this year’s team, but head coach Travis Collier is optimistic about next year already.
“We will be very good next year,” he said. “We know a lot more about the players and know what they need to work on.”
Fort Mill finishes the season at 15-11 and would normally be opening the playoffs this weekend had the coronavirus restrictions not kept them out of the playoffs with a third-place finish in Region 3-5A.
Mac Banks: firstname.lastname@example.org, @fortprep