Lewisville Baseball Finishes Runner-up In Upper State Class A
By Billy G. Baker
Lewisville--The 2016 version of the Lewisville Lions baseball team had a successful season going 19-9 and eventfully losing to Class A state champion McBee is the upper state finals in Mid-May.
"I remember telling the HSSR that somebody from our region would play Latta for the state title and that is what happened," said Lewisville head coach Billy Keels. "I was hoping it was going to be us but it didn't work out.
"We lost to McBee 5-3 twice on the last weekend of the season and in the first game the score was tied 3-3 going into the sixth inning; we finished upper state runner-up.
"We return our top three pitchers next year who won 15 games for us this year," said Coach Keels. Drew Colvin had six wins, Trey Keels five wins, and Andrew Culp had four wins. We are excited to have two of our three seniors headed on to play college baseball with Drew Stewart headed to Anderson and Denver Mosely to USC Salkahatchie."
Three Lions have been named to the HSSR all-state baseball team in Mosely, Colvin and Keels and they will be honored at a banquet at Seawells' in Columbia on June, 19 at 3 p.m.
The top hitters for Lewisville were Keels at .402; Stewart hit .371, followed by Moseley and junior Alex Reed at .333 and 312 respectively. The RBI leaders were Mosely and Reed with 26 and 28 respectively.
In the pitching department Colvin worked around 81 innings striking out 59 batters and posting a 2...49 ERA. Keels came in with a 3.16 ERA striking out 57 hitters in 55 innings of work. Culp fanned 28 batters in 48 innings of work and he had a 3.02 ERA.