Goose Creek tops Post 31, 4-1

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Legion baseball state tournament

By The Staff

Lancaster Post 31 fell in its opening game of the American Legion state baseball tournament, dropping a 4-1 loss to Goose Creek at Greenwood's Nave Stadium on Saturday morning.

Lancaster, 21-9, snapped a scoreless draw in the sixth when Tripp Rollings’ RBI-hit scored Bobby Delly who had singled and stole second.

Goose Creek came back to score two unearned runs in the sixth and a pair in the eighth to take the three-run win.

“We made five errors and they came back to hurt us because all of Goose Creek’s runs were unearned,” Lancaster coach Quinton Rodgers said.

Chandler Gardner worked five innings and allowed three hits and two walks. He fanned four. Chandler Neal pitched three innings and gave up two hits and a walk. He whiffed one.

Rollings led the Lancaster offense with a hit and a RBI. Delly had a hit, stolen base and scored a run. Jonah Crenshaw and Trey Payne each added a hit.

Zack Lavery went the distance for Goose Creek, hurling a four-hitter.

Lancaster faces the loser of the Union-Florence game in an e3limination game Sunday at 9 a.m.