Cobras aiming for playoff spot
By Rob Gantt
Special to the HSSR
SUMMERVILLE – Cane Bay High School’s baseball team has its eyes on the postseason as the regular season turns into the home stretch.
The Cobras are 9-7 overall and 3-5 in Region 8-AAAA after blanking Stall 3-0 behind crafty lefty Dylan Harley on Tuesday, April 4.
Harley tossed a complete game, allowing just two hits. Harley struck out 12 batters while Luke Page collected three hits and a pair of RBIs.
The Cobras bounced back from a tough, 4-3 loss to Hilton Head on Thursday, March 30. The Seahawks scored in the seventh to win it. Infielder Steven Dutton had two RBIs for the Cobras in the loss and Aaron Winn chipped in a RBI.
Pitcher John Sendziak, a Spartanburg Methodist signee, threw a complete game. He struck out seven, walked two and allowed nine hits.
On March 29, the Cobras outlasted out-of-state foe Dobyns-Bennett of Kingsport, Tennessee. Two-hole hitter Kristofer Blanco had two hits and plated four RBIs. Leadoff hitter Trey Thacker had two hits and drove in a run. Keith Christensen had two hits and an RBI while Dutton, Jacob Rose and Page knocked in runs.
Braydon Craven was the winning pitcher, going six innings while allowing three earned runs and five hits. He struck out four and walked two. John Shelton threw an inning of relief, giving up no earned runs.
A 5-0 loss to Colleton County on March 28 was closer than the score indicates. The Cougars scored four runs off a reliever in the sixth to wipeout a solid start from Harley. He didn’t allow an earned run and struck out six while giving up just one hit.
The Cobras host Beaufort High School on April 7 in a key region tilt before participating in the annual Hanahan Invitational Tournament from April 10-13.
The Cobras travel non-region foe Stratford on April 17 before finishing region play at Berkeley on April 18. The last regular season game is at Hanahan on April 20.
The Berkeley game could be for the last playoff spot out of the region if the Cobras lose to Beaufort. In the last meeting, Cane Bay won 5-4 over Berkeley on March 24.
Sendziak and Dutton had two hits each. Sendziak knocked in two runs. Thacker and Adam Jordan had RBIs too.
Sendziak struck out 11 batters over a complete game and gave up three earned runs and four hits.