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Marion High School

Marion looking to turn it around as region play heats up

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Staff Writer

Goose Creek – The Marion Swamp Foxes have made the AA district 5 play-off bracket each of the past two seasons but now that have moved up to region VI AAA from region VII AA their expectations remain the same, fight for one of the region’s play-off spots.

After Tuesday night’s 7-3 region loss to Loris left Marion with a 2-3 record overall and 0-2 in region play. Teric Reeves went the distance allowing 7 runs of which only four were earned. He also went 2-3 at the plate with a home run and an RBI. It moved his season average to .333. Last season as he led the team in batting average at.491, runs with 12, hits with 26, RBI’s 9 and triples with 3.

Reeves is one of 7 returning players from last. Also back are Qua’like Crawford, Lacy Tre Johnson, Jakobe Sims, Charles Hatchell, Peyton Britt and Gabriel Watson. Crawford is currently second on the team in hitting at .417. He is one of the team’s best defensive players.

Britt has gotten off to a hot start at the plate hitting .538. He is the Swamp Foxes top returning pitcher after going 1-1 last season with a 1.73 era. This season he is 1-0 with a 2.63 era and he leads the team in innings (13.1) and strike outs with 9. He has held opposing offenses to a .163 batting average. He is also an outstanding fielder making only two errors in 79 chances last season so far this season he has yet to make an error.

Hatchell is also off to a good start and after going 2-4 against Loris he raised his average to .375. He also spends some time on the hill for Marion.

Also seeing time on the bump is Sims. In three inning of work he has yet to give up a run. He leads the team in runs scored with four.

Rounding out the starting nine are Don Britt and Justin Bass.

Next week the Swamp Foxes have two non-region contests against Dillon Christian and Green Sea-Floyds and a region contest versus Dillon.

 

 

 

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