Prep Baseball Report

Lugoff-Elgin & Legion Collegiate Impress; Stratford & James Island in a Wild One

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

Day 1 of the Shipyard / PBR Showdown featured 5 teams in three games.  Below we recap the games from Shipyard Park, highlighting player performances.  We also have a link to our Scout Blog for the weekend, with in-depth player analysis. 

As we continue to follow the tournament play, we will update player stats and highlight an all-tournament team.


Shipyard / PBR Showdown


Day 1 – Friday March 5, 2021


Game 1

Lugoff-Elgin HS – 11                      James Island – 3

Lugoff-Elgin jumped out to an early lead, powered by a 4 run 2nd inning and the work of staring pitcher Witt Branham.  Branham worked into the 5th, punching 6 while surrendering two runs, each in his final frame.

In total, Lugoff-Elgin would pile up 19 runs, and utilize 6 walks, to compile their 11 runs.  Branham helped his own cause from the leadoff position, reaching base 5 times and scoring 2 runs.  Cobe Evans, Will Morris, and Zane Catoe each had three hits in the offensive attack.


Lugoff-Elgin Highlights:
+ Witt Barnham – Win, 4.1IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K
+ Aaron Staples – 1.2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
+ Reed Goff – 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
+ Witt Barnham – 4-5, 2B, 2R, 3RBI
+ Cobe Evans – 3-3, 2RBI
+ Will Morris – 3-5, 2RBI
+ Zane Catoe – 3-5, 2B, 2R, 1RBI
+ Ryley Ward – 2-4, 2B, 2R

James Island Highlights:
+ Julius Reynolds – 0.2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
+ Taylor Cline – 1IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 1K
+ Ayrton Leichner – 1-3, 2B
+ Russell Patterson – 2-2, 1RBI

*Click Here for the Shipyard / PBR Scout Blog with in-depth player analysis


Game 2

Legion Collegiate Academy – 3                 Ashley Ridge HS – 2

Legion Collegiate (LCA) overcame an early deficit by scoring 2 runs in the 4th, keyed by a Kollin Crepeau inside-the-park homerun to leadoff the inning.  With two outs, and the bases loaded, Ryan Deal walked, giving LCA the lead.

Tied at 2 in the top of the 6th, LCA would take the lead for good.  Devin Parks doubled to leadoff the inning, advancing to 3B on a fly ball out.  With two outs, Deal would reach on an error, scoring Parks.

Each club used two arms.  LCA’s Xavier Pelzer picked up the win tossing 5 innings.  Roman Edwards would seal the win with 2 scoreless innings for the save.  Nick Vaughn and Chase Stryker would work to match the LCA duo, only allowing 2 earned runs while combining to strike out 9.


LCA Highlights:
+ Xavier Pelzer – Win, 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER 3BB, 5K
+ Roman Edwards – Save, 2IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 2K
+ Kollin Crepeau – 2-3, HR, 1R, 1RBI
+ Devin Parks – 2-3, 2B, 1R
+ Colby Guy – 1-4, 2B

Ashley Ridge Highlights:
+ Nick Vaughn – 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
+ Chase Stryker – Loss, 3IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
+ Walker Richardson – 2-3, 2B, 2RBI
+ CJ Van Slooten – 2-3

*Click Here for the Shipyard / PBR Scout Blog with in-depth player analysis


Game 3

James Island – 4              Stratford HS – 4

 A pitchers dual for 5 innings turned into a late inning nail bitter as James Island and Stratford played to a 4-4 tie in the day’s finale.  Stephen West for James Island worked a complete game, throwing 71 of his 104 pitches for strikes.  He was matched into the 6th by Josh Davis from Stratford. 

James Island would push the 1st two runs of the night across the plate on a well executed squeeze play.  With runners on 2B and 3B, Chase Worrill dropped down a great bunt, scoring both runs.

Heading to the bottom of the 7th, Stratford had pushed their lead to 4-1.  James Island would not go quietly staring the inning with an infield error and a walk before Brett Marrs singled to load the bases.  Three more errors sandwiched a fielder’s choice out, cutting down a potential run, but leaving the score tied at 4.  James Island would regroup, getting a fielder’s choice and pop up to leave the bases loaded. 

After a brief conference with the coaches, the game was ended with a tie score.


James Island Highlights:
+ Stephen West – 7IP, 5H, 4R, 1ER, 0BB, 7K
+ Hogan Garner – 3-4, 1R, 1RBI
+ Chase Worrill – 0-3, 2RBI
+ Russell Patterson – 1-3

Stratford Highlights:
+ Josh Davis – 5.2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 8K
+ Thomas Kistler – 1.1 IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 1K
+ Thomas Purcell – 2-4, 1R, 1RBI
+ Brett Marrs – 1-3, 1R

*Click Here for the Shipyard / PBR Scout Blog with in-depth player analysis