High school baseball: Battery Creek splits games in Wade Hampton tournament

The Battery Creek baseball team split games in the Wade Hampton tournament late last week. Battery Creek shut out host Wade Hampton 4-0 but dropped a 5-4 decision to Bluffton in its finale.

Battery Creek 4, Wade Hampton 0: Aaron Brantley pitched Battery Creek to a 4-0 victory over tournament host Wade Hampton. Brantley pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only five hits, walking four and recording eight strikeouts. The Battery Creek pitcher was in command throughout the tournament contest.

Offensively for Battery Creek, Clyde Parker, William Howell and Mark Hetrick each had hits.

Bluffton 5, Battery Creek 4: Battery Creek battled back to score four runs to tie the game in the top half of the seventh inning but couldn’t hold on for the win. Bluffton scored the game-winning run in the bottom half of the seventh inning to prevail and claim the win.

Consistent hitter Wes Gillespie delivered a game-winning single to send Battery Creek to the win. Battery Creek’s leading batter, Gillespie went 3-for-4 and scored a run in the tournament game.

Battery Creek wasn’t with its share of offensive highlights in the contest. DeAnthony Moore and Craig Capano led Battery Creek with two hits apiece. Following Moore and Capano, Michael Jennings was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

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