SPARTANBURG, SC., The fourth ranked Pioneer Baseball team took two games from visiting Surry Community College on Sunday afternoon, the Pioneers won game one 8-1 and game two 9-4. SMC pounded out 16 hits on the day including five home runs and five doubles. The Pioneers also drew eight walks and swiped four bases.
Freshman Ridge Chapman (8 K, 2 BB, HBP, 3 H, 1 R, 4IP) earned the win in game one while Freshman Doug Gressly (2 K, 2 BB, 2 H, 0 R, 4 IP) picked up the win in game two.
Sophomore catcher Tyler Lancaster went 2-2, with a double, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Sophomore Mason Berne was 2-4 with a double, home run, two runs batted in and two runs scored. Freshman Kep Brown (1-3) hit his first collegiate home run while Bakari Gayle was 2-3 with two runs batted in and two stolen bases.
Chris Burgess powered the offense for SMC in game two. Burgess went 2-2 with a home run, double, three runs batted in and a run scored. Mason Berne hit his second home run of the day and drove in two more runs. Dominique Jackson homered and drove in a run while Kep Brown added a double and a run batted in.
SMC returns to Mooneyham Field on February 13th as they host Catawba Valley CC