Shaw Sweeps Weekend Series With Voorhees
The Shaw baseball team swept three games from Voorhees this past weekend. In a single game on Friday, the Bears scored a run in the top of the ninth to break a 2-2 tie and win 3-2. In a doubleheader on Saturday, the team took the first game 12-7 and then won the nightcap 3-1. With the wins, Shaw moves to 3-2 on the season.
In the first game of the weekend series, Roy Maddox went five and two-thirds innings without giving up a hit, and finished with a seven-inning one hit, 11 strikeout effort on the way to Shaw's 3-2 win over Voorhees.
Maddox (1-0) gave up two unearned runs in the second to give Voorhees a 2-0 lead. The Bears got one run back in the top of the third when Jeremiah Gandy singled, stole second and scored on Alberto Johnson's single.
Shaw tied the game in the top of the seventh when Franklyn Johnson drove home Anthony Davis. Franklyn Johnson also turned in the game-winning RBI in the top of the ninth when he drove home Gandy with a triple.
Gandy, Alberto Johnson and Franklyn Johnson each had two hits, and Franklyn Johnson had two RBI.
In the first game of the Saturday doubleheader, the Bears took a lead early, then held off the Tigers for a 12-7 win in a game marked by errors. Of the 19 runs scored by both teams, only five were earned.
Shaw got on the scoreboard in the top of the second, sending 12 batters to the plate and taking advantage of an error to score seven unearned runs. Five batters in the inning walked, and another was hit by a pitch.
The Bears scored another four in the third – two coming in on Franklyn Johnson's double. The other run came in the sixth for the Bears when Larry Johnson drove home Rakeem Lewis.
Starting pitcher Anthony Lewis (1-0) gave up three runs in the bottom of the third, another in the fifth and two more in the seventh to end the game with the 12-7 win. Only two of the runs were earned. On the game, he struck out five and walked five.
Alberto Johnson had two hits in the game and drove in two runs. Franklyn Johnson had one hit, scored two runs and drove in three.
In the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday, Shaw scored three runs in the second and starting pitcher Donald Robertson gave up only a single unearned run on the way to Shaw's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Six Bears had a hand in Shaw's scoring in the second with three getting singles to get on base, and another three driving them home. Jerome Herrington, Jernell Going and Carlos Aponte each singled, then with one out, Robertson, and Larry Johnson each walked with the bases loaded and Gandy got a single to drive in the third run.
The three runs were all the Bears needed as Robertson (1-1) gave up only two hits, struck out 11 and allowed only one unearned run to cross the plate.
Photo: Donald Robertson gave up only two hits and struck out 11 in his start against Voorhees.