USC Beaufort

Sand Sharks split twinbill at Northwood to wrap up series

Dexter Price and Andrew Barrineau combined on a two-hit shutout in the opening game, but the USC Beaufort baseball team had to settle for a split of their doubleheader at Northwood on Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla.

USCB also won Friday's opener, taking two of three in the Sun Conference series.

Price threw seven innings of two-hit ball, and Barrineau worked two frames without allowing a hit to pitch the Sand Sharks to a 3-0 win in the first game Saturday. Price struck out five and walked three to improve to 3-1 on the season.

DeShontay Berry had two hits, and Spencer Jackson went 1 for 3 with an RBI for USCB.

The Sand Sharks were unable to finish off the sweep, though, dropping the final game 4-1, as Northwood starter Jovy Castaneda scattered eight hits and a walk in a complete-game victory.

USCB took a 1-0 lead on Conald Mansfield's RBI single in the first, but the Seahawks tied it with a run in the fourth, took the lead with a run in the fifth, and added two more in the seventh -- one of them on Alden Wassenaar's towering home run to left.

Left-hander Michael Heesch suffered his first loss for the Sand Sharks, allowing four runs -- all earned -- on eight hits in an eight-inning complete game.

The Sand Sharks (14-6 overall, 5-4 Sun Conference) return home to face Claflin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, then travel to Brewton-Parker at 6 p.m. Wednesday. They host league-leading Embry-Riddle for a three-game Sun Conference series next weekend.

Game 1

USCB 100 000 110 -- 3 6 0

Northwood 000 000 000 -- 0 2 1

WP: Dexter Price (3-1) 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K.

LP: Rocco DeLauri (1-1) 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K.

Sv: Andrew Barrineau (1) 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K.

Top hitters: USCB -- Ty Main 1 for 5, 2B; Spencer Jackson 1 for 3, RBI; DeShontay Berry 2 for 3. Northwood -- Kevin Johnson 1 for 4; Joshua Leo 1 for 3.

Game 2

USCB 100 000 000 -- 1 8 0

Northwood 000 110 20x -- 4 8 1

WP: Jovy Castaneda (2-2) 9 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.

LP: Michael Heesch (3-1) 8 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.

Top hitters: USCB -- David O'Neil 2 for 4; Spencer Jackson 2 for 4; Conald Mansfield 1 for 3, RBI. Northwood -- Joshua Leo 1 for 4, RBI; Alden Wassenaar 1 for 3, HR, RBI; Hunter Davis 2 for 3, 2 2B; Rolando Bello 1 for 3, RBI; Kevin Sides 1 for 3, RBI.

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