Spartanburg defeated Union 6-3 on Monday in American Legion action at Union County Stadium.
Michael Cobb drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Cal Arnold hit a groundout to deep short to score another run in the second. Tyler Adams had an RBI single in the sixth.
Spartanburg scored three runs in the third to take a 4-2 lead. Only two balls left the infield, but Post 28 relied on good base play.
Brian Poteat had an RBI groundout, Clark Wise had a sac fly. Spartanburg also scored on a passed ball.
Ryan Traylor allowed two earned runs and four hits in six innings. Ian McKinney got the save with three scoreless innings.
Ross Brady pitched three innings. Alex Pridemore threw two innings and Jake Freeman finished the game. Union didn’t give up a lot of hits, but did commit several errors.
“All three pitchers looked good,” said coach Jay Ford.
Jake Walton, Michael Cobb and DeLance Waddell each had a hit; Tyler Adams and a single and a double.
“Our hitting didn’t come around like I was hoping,” said Ford.
Overall, Ford is seeing improvement. Post 22 travels to Gaffney on Friday.
Kingsmore defeated Rippy’s 6-2 in the Dixie Youth playoffs on Monday.
Kane Quinn had a single; Cash Armstrong had two singles; JT Cheek had a double; JD Cheek had a triple and a single. Diante Stewart and JT Cheek combined for 11 strikeouts.
Kingsmore faces the Elks — who defeated Humphries — tonight. The winner advances to next week’s City Championship.
Also on Monday, Timken defeated the Lions and Union Chrysler defeated Buffalo Seafood. Timken and Union Chrysler play tonight for a spot in the City Championship.