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Hawks record 3-5 at midpoint of season

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By Shug Haigler

After losing two of three games last week, the New Heights baseball team saw their record dip to 3-5 on the year.

Playing in a junior varsity tournament at Arrow Wood Park in Cheraw on Saturday, March 24 the Hawks won 7-6 over Anson Middle School. All games lasted only three innings.

Dante Blakeney was the winning pitcher allowing no runs while striking out seven. Collecting hits for the Hawks were A.J. Drake and Deion Mason and Dusty Burch with one hit and one RBI each; Dante Blakeney with two hits (HR) and three RBI’s and Dymarcus Hubbard and Mason Arant with one hit each,

The Hawks lost at home 17-5 to Chesterfield/Ruby Middle School on Monday, March 19. Javonte Parks was the losing pitcher. Leading hitters were D.J. Drake and Dusty Burch with one hit each; Javonte Parks with two hits and one RBI; Dante Blakeney with two hits (HR) and one RBI; Dymarcus Hubbard with two hits and two RBI’s and Deion Mason with two hits and one RBI

“It was a tough weekend. We had to wait three and a half hours to play our first game on Saturday because of rain. It was good to win the first one. I was proud of how the guys hung in there after the long wait,” Coach Tim Sullivan said. “Overall it was a decent day. We didn’t do our best, but we played hard. Monday was our only game of the week and it was ugly. It’s good to have sometime off to rest.”

The Hawks have two home games this week. They will play Darlington on Wednesday and Hartsville on  Thursday with both games starting at 5:30 p.m..