South rallies to top Triton, 8-7

by | May 2, 2021 | South Johnston

Jimmy Hines gets a hit for host South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

South Johnston overcame a 6-1 deficit for an 8-7 nonconference varsity baseball win over visiting Triton on Friday night.

“We struggled defensively late in the game,” said Hawks coach Jake Willis. “We really didn’t keep our at-bats going late in the game.”

Payden Crews was 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Triton (1-1). Xander Johnson was 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Sam Capps had a hit and an RBI. Dalen Thompson homered.

Jimmy Hines was 2-for-3 for South with two runs. Chase Carroll was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Parker Wood went 2-for-4.

Left-hander Kannon Crumpler started on the mound for the Trojans and threw 50 pitches. The Trojans got relief contributions from Paul Olive, Dewayne Schneider and Holden McLeod.

The Hawks visit Cleveland on Tuesday at 7 p.m. South (1-1) travels to Union Pines on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start.

Parker Wood of South Johnston gets an out at second base.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Sam Capps (2) comes home for the Hawks on Friday evening.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Payden Crews follows through on a 3-run double for Triton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

C.J. McQuitty hustles home for South Johnston in an 8-7 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Parker Wood gets an RBI double for the Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Ross Stevens makes a tag-out at third base for the Hawks.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Ethan Glover started on the mound for Triton at South.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Dalen Thompson is congratulated by coach Jake Willis on homer.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Left-hander Kannon Crumpler was South’s starting pitcher.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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