Pocomoke Baseball Brings Home a Dub

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:24 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Samantha Dingus

    Pocomoke High School baseball team defeated Mardela in a seven inning game on Wednesday afternoon. The final score of the game was 5-1.

    Coming into the game the Warriors knew they were going to have to give 110% because it was not going to be an easy game. Mardela is one of Pocomoke baseball’s biggest rivals, so they were determined to bring home a win.

    In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mardela attempted a “suicide squeeze”, having their batter bunt the ball down the third base line. The runner on third base broke for home plate, however, Pocomoke’s pitcher, Brayden Hurley, bare handed the ball and threw it home. Pocomoke’s catcher, Jared Hancock, caught the throw and tagged the runner out. This kept Mardela from scoring more than one run.

    Senior, Brayden Hurley, pitched a complete game, giving up only three hits and striking out eight batters. Hurley also went one for three, scoring one run, and batting in two other runs.

    Junior, Shawn Taylor, scored two runs for the Warriors after he went two for two, and batted in two additional runs.

    “The bats were alive the whole game,” said Hurley.

    The Pocomoke baseball team is currently sitting in second place in the current overall standings for Bayside South baseball.

    “Being second overall in Bayside South is a good feeling, I am confident that we will continue to be a strong team and keep our standing in second place,” said Taylor.

    The Warriors continue to work hard, practicing six days a week to prepare themselves for all of their tough competition. They are determined to continue being a strong team in the south and hope to finish out their regular season very strongly. They have high hopes in making it far in play-offs this season.


Edited: CQ

Uploaded: 4/26/18

Sources: None