Sargent's homer lights out at Laurens
Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 AM
LAURENS — The last time Greenwood High School's baseball team played Laurens, the Eagles missed countless opportunities to snatch a victory.
In Friday night’s rematch, Greenwood refused to let even the dark of night deny it a win.
The Eagles got a complete game, four-hit performance from starter Gatlin Minick and mammoth, solo home run from first baseman Andrew Sargent to build a lead that withstood a freak 20-minute blackout and claim a 7-2 victory.
“Our focus was unbelievable (Friday),” Greenwood coach Joel Vaughn said. “We made some mistakes in the field on plays that we usually make, but it seemed like we always put it on the next man and got past it. We swung the sticks and made it count when we got runners in scoring position.”
Greenwood (10-2 overall, 5-2 Region 1-AAAA) jumped on Laurens starter Tanner Adair early, pummeling him for six hits and four runs in its first eight batters, and chasing him from the mound before the first inning was even completed.
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