Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Saturday as Chain Links Gold U16 outscored South Carolina 13-9 in seven innings.
The two teams combined for 15 hits in the game.
Chain Links Gold U16 scored six runs in the first inning to build an early lead. Chain Links Gold U16 scored in the first on an error, an RBI single by Austin, an RBI single by Zach Owens, an RBI single by Colby, and an error.
Justice Felipe did his best to jumpstart the offense for Chain Links Gold U16, reaching base three times. He scored three runs and had one RBI. He singled in the first and second innings.
One South Carolina run crossed the plate in the top half of the second, making the score 6-1. fueled South Carolina’s comeback. But, Colby got PlayerG to strike out to end the inning.
Chain Links Gold U16 quickly matched South Carolina’s strong inning with a two-run inning of its own in the second. Chain Links Gold U16 scored on a groundout by Caleb and an RBI single by Austin.
Two runs in the top of the third helped South Carolina close its deficit to 8-3. A two-run single by #1 gave South Carolina life. The South Carolina threat came to an end when Austin finally got #5 to.
Two runs in the top of the fifth helped South Carolina close its deficit to 9-5. An RBI single by #15 and an error set off South Carolina rally. Chain Links Gold U16 stopped the rally after Cody Hilbert got #7 to.
After pushing across four runs in the top of the sixth, South Carolina faced just a 11-9 deficit. An RBI single by #12 and a three-run error fueled South Carolina’s comeback. Finally, Parker Boyle induced an inning-ending from #5.
Chain Links Gold U16 built upon its lead with two runs in the sixth. A error scored Felipe to get Chain Links Gold U16 on the board in the inning. That was followed up with a steal of home by Hilbert.