BEAUFORT'S PIKE, GREGORY HELP SC TEAM FINISH 3RD IN FLA. TOURNEY
Beaufort's Matt Pike and Carson Gregory helped the Team S.C. American 14U squad go 2-1-1 and finish third in the USSSA Global Winter World Championship on Dec. 27-29 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Pike and Gregory proved especially key in an 8-7 victory against the Sarasota (Fla.) Meteors in pool play.
Pike was the starting pitcher, but didn't factor in the decision despite leaving in the fourth inning with a 7-6 lead, because the Meteors tied it at 7 in the fifth.
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But Gregory started a one-out rally with a triple in the bottom of the fifth, and Pike delivered the winning hit.