Orange Rallies to Top Purple 13-11 Thursday


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Orange Rallies to Top Purple 13-11 Thursday

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the first of three Orange & Purple scrimmages to conclude fall practice, the Orange squad rallied from an 11-8 deficit with five runs in the eighth inning to top the Purple team 13-11 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Thursday. The final two scrimmages are Friday (seven innings) at 4 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.

Three straight two-out singles by Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
So. Outfielder
#9 6-1, 185
Moore, SC

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, Eli WhiteEli White
Fr. Infielder
#4 6-3, 175
Easley, SC

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and Andrew CoxAndrew Cox
RS Fr. Outfielder
#6 5-11, 205
Belton, SC

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highlighted the Orange's five-run eighth inning. The Orange squad also scored six runs in the third inning thanks in large part to back-to-back two-out, two-run doubles by Robert Jolly and Maleeke GibsonMaleeke Gibson
So. Outfielder
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Sumter, SC

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. Jolly led the Orange team by going 3-for-6 with a game-high four RBIs, while White scored a game-high four runs.

Leadoff batter Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
Jr. Outfielder
#18 5-7, 200
Cumming, GA

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led the Purple squad by going 5-for-5 with two doubles, three RBIs, two runs, one walk and a steal. K.J. Bryant went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs as well.

Alex Eubanks earned the win in 3.0 innings pitched in relief, while Paul Campbell pitched a perfect ninth inning to record the save.

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