Late Surge Lifts Young Harris over Trojans

Late Surge Lifts Young Harris over Trojans

ANDERSON, S.C. – Young Harris snapped a tie game with a six-run eighth inning, as the Mountain Lions defeated Anderson, 11-5, in nonconference baseball action, Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium.

Junior Brandon Odachowski notched two of the Trojans' eight hits on the night, with a run-scoring double in the second inning and an eighth-inning single. Redshirt freshman Chandler Castleberry added a single and also reached on a ninth-inning walk, while sophomore Matthew Overton was 1-for-4, with a single and a walk.

Freshman Justin Helms (0-1) took the loss after surrendering six runs on six hits, while striking out one and walking two in an inning of relief.

Young Harris capitalized on three singles to plate two runs in the top of the first inning, while AU's Jackson Strange singled with two outs in the second and cut the Mountain Lions' lead in half by scoring on Odachowski's double to the gap in right-center.

Young Harris opened a 3-1 lead with another run in the third, with AU responding by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at three apiece. The Mountain Lions added two more runs in the fifth, but the Trojans again evened the score with two in the sixth.

After a scoreless seventh inning, Young Harris sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs, including three with two outs, to break the game open.

The two teams combined to use 11 pitchers on the night.

Jackson Strange extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
Tyler Miller stretched his hitting streak to eight games.

Anderson will get back on the diamond for a three-game South Atlantic Conference series this weekend when Newberry invades Memorial Stadium. First-pitch for Friday's contest is slated for 6 p.m.

Season Outlook - Baseball
January 26, 2018 Season Outlook - Baseball