UNION COUNTY — In their fourth game of the season the USC Union Bantams Club Baseball Team triumphed with ease over the Wofford Terriers in a game Friday afternoon that ended after five innings with a score of 10-0.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, the Bantams announced that the winning pitcher in Friday’s game was Christian Joplin who “pitched five scoreless innings and completely dominated the Wofford hitters.”
The press release further states that “the Bantams played shutdown defense and was solid at the plate lead by Andrew Caskey” who was “2 for 3 with a triple” and “JT Cheek with a long home run that ended the game on the 10-point mercy rule. Other hitters included Danny Glenn, Tedrell Jennings, Kennedy Beatty, and Paul Campbell.”
Bantams Coach Jap Worthy said he was pleased with the team’s performance.
“I love the effort the guys are displaying,” Worthy said. “Hopefully they will continue to get better and we can compete for a district playoff spot.”
Dalton Johnson led the game off with a walk followed by Kennedy Beatty’s walk. Andrew Caskey fielder choice scored and Johnson and Beatty scored on a passed ball to make it 2-0 in the first inning. In the next inning the Bantams scored four more runs to make it 6-0 on a towering shot off the top of the left field fence by Johnson. A triple by Caskey and hits by T. Jennings and Paul Campbell made it 8-0 and JT Cheek’s home run on a two-run shot ended the game by the 10-point mercy rule.
The Bantams will next be in action on Saturday, March 4 with an 11 a.m. game against the Terriers at the Timken Sports Complex.
This story courtesy of the USC Union Bantams.