Despite a 5-run deficit in the second inning, North Charleston Cougars almost came all the way back, eventually falling 12-11 to Military Magnet Academy on Wednesday. North Charleston Cougars scored seven runs in the failed comeback on a double by Victor Perez in the third, a single by Ishvan Rodriguez in the third, a single by Rodriguez in the fourth, a walk by Dontavius Reid in the fifth, a single by Robert Porcher in the fifth, and a double by Manny Willis in the seventh. North Charleston was right in it until Military Magnet Academy walked in the sixth inning.
Military Magnet Academy got things started in the first inning. Josiah drove in one when Josiah singled. The Cougars tallied five runs in the third inning. Perez and Rodriguez each had RBIs in the big inning.
Josiah was on the pitcher’s mound for Military Magnet Academy. Josiah went two and a third innings, allowing six runs on three hits and striking out three. Pete Phillips toed the rubber for North Charleston. The pitcher went five and a third innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits and striking out 11. Willis threw one and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
North Charleston scattered ten hits in the game. Willis, Rodriguez, Phillips, and Reid all had multiple hits for North Charleston Cougars Varsity. Reid, Phillips, Rodriguez, and Willis each collected two hits to lead the Cougars. North Charleston up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Willis led the way with two.
Military Magnet Academy totaled eight hits in the game. Malique and Josiah all managed multiple hits for Military Magnet Academy. Malique led Military Magnet Academy with three hits in three at bats. Perrineau led Military Magnet Academy with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 19 stolen bases.
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