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Dixie Pre-Majors World Series: North Charleston, South Carolina 12, Bladen County 1

Jacob Priest, shown pitching in Sunday’s win against Mississippi, also pitched Monday afternoon against South Carolina.


STERLINGTON, La. – North Charleston, South Carolina belted 10 hits in beating Bladen County 12-1 on Monday afternoon inside the Sterlington Sports Complex in the winner’s bracket of the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series.

Bladen County is scheduled to play Ozark, Alabama on Monday night in an elimination game. If Bladen County wins, it would play Tuesday against the winner of Monday night’s game between unbeatens North Charleston and Sterlington.

Bladen County was only able to scratch only four hits in the five-inning contest. Bladen County’s only run came in the second inning. Brady Hollingsworth was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Jacob Priest squeezed a base hit between third and shortstop to move Hollingsworth to second. A passed ball allowed the runners to advance. Sholar smacked one of his two hits to drive in Hollingsworth, but Priest was cut down by the North Charleston center fielder at the plate.

Priest started the game on the mound for Bladen County. He allowed six earned runs by giving up five hits while walking one and hitting two batters. Makhi Cromartie allowed three earned runs off of two hits and two walks in an inning. Brandon Fine finished the game by pitching two innings and allowed three unearned runs on three hits and a base on balls.

Sholar led the Bladen County hitters with two hits in as many at-bats. Zachary Meares and Priest had one hit each.

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