South Columbus Angels rebound Sunday morning

The South Columbus Angels X-play squad started Saturday with a four-hour weather delay due to a morning deluge at Sumter’s Palmetto Park. The day did not improve as the Angels suffered a 7-2 loss to Dillon, South Carolina on the opening day of the Angels Xplay World Series.

South Columbus faced Tennessee in an elimination game Sunday morning at 10 a.m. South Columbus defeated Tennessee 4-0 to remain alive in the tournament. South Columbus will take on the Florida at 7 p.m. today in another elimination contest.

South Carolina 7  South Columbus 2

Consecutive singles by Carmen Buck, Riley Grice and Jordyn Turbeville put the visiting South Columbus team up 1-0 after just three batters. However, South Columbus could only manage two more hits the rest of the game and fell 7-2 to Dillon, South Carolina. Turbeville provided the second run with a home run in the fourth inning.

Olivia Watts, Greenley Hardee and Payton Brooks pitched for South Columbus.  Brileigh Ward also had a hit for South Columbus.

South Columbus 4 Tennessee 0

A strong pitching performance from Payton Brooks led South Columbus to a 4-0 win over Tennessee in an elimination game Sunday morning. Brooks pitched four innings, striking out 10 batters. Olivia Watts pitched a scoreless fifth. South Columbus only managed four hits, but made the most of them.

Carmen Buck walked and rode home on Jordyn Turbeville’s double for a 1-0 South Columbus lead in the first. Buck homered in the third after Ja’nayah Frink’s base hit to extend the lead to 3-0 in the third. Greenley Hardee walked and scored in the fifth for the final margin of 4-0. Brileigh Ward had the fourth South Columbus hit.