AYNOR, S.C. — Besides a few souvenirs, the Point Pleasant baseball team will also be coming home from Myrtle Beach with at least a .500 record.
The Big Blacks improved to 2-1 overall at the Mingo Bay Tournament on Wednesday following a 6-4 decision over St. Joseph Catholic (NY) in a non-conference matchup in the Palmetto State.
Point Pleasant (8-4) led wire-to-wire in the decision and also outhit St. Joe’s by a 9-4 margin, with both team committing two errors in the contest.
PPHS took a 2-0 edge in the top of the second after Evan Potter drove in Eric Roberts with a two-run homer, then the guests tacked on four more scores in the third for a commanding 6-0 lead through three complete.
St. Joe rallied for four runs in the fourth — thanks to three hits, three walks and an error — to cut the deficit down to 6-4 through four complete. Neither team scored the rest of the way, giving Point a 2-1 overall mark headed into Thursday’s finale.
Roberts was the winning pitcher of record, while Frank Moraca took the loss for St. Joe’s. Neither starter lasted more than three innings.
Potter led PPHS with two hits and two RBIs, while Roberts added two hits as well. Alex Somerville, Jason Stouffer, Steven Porter and Alex Potter also added a safety each to the winning cause. Joe Palmeri and Vin Yodice each had a hit and drove in a run for St. Joe.