DALZELL — Orangeburg Post 4 picked up its first win of the 2021 American Legion Baseball season on Monday, with a 3-1 road victory against the Dalzell Jets at Thomas Sumter Academy.
The game was tied at one with Orangeburg batting in the top of the sixth, when Hunter Hartzog (Dorchester Academy) singled on a 1-0 count, scoring the go-ahead run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Post 4 pitchers struck out 10, while Dalzell pitchers sat down seven.
The two teams were set to play again on Tuesday at Mirmow Field in Orangeburg.
Orangeburg Post 4 got things moving in the second inning on Monday, when Hartzog hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.
Dalzell Jets evened things up at one apiece in the bottom of the fifth inning, when J. Kervin doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Copeland Furtick (Orangeburg Prep) earned the win for Orangeburg Post 4. He went four-and-a-third innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out five.
Lisenby took the loss for Dalzell, allowing three hits and two runs over two-and-a-third innings, striking out four.
Dail started the game for the Jets, allowing three hits and one run over four-and-two-thirds innings.
Hunter Bauer (Branchville) started the game for Orangeburg Post 4. He allowed five hits and no runs over two-and-two-thirds innings, striking out five and walking none.
Kevin Barnes (Andrew Jackson Academy) went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Orangeburg Post 4 in hits. Post 4 was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Michael Gilyard (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) made the most plays with 11.
Dalzell Jets totaled seven hits. Kervin and A. Bowers each managed multiple hits for Dalzell, as Kervin had three hits in three at-bats.