GREER – Greenwood Post 20 left Stevens Field out of the American Legion baseball playoffs after falling to Greer, 8-2, in the second game of the American Legion baseball series on Wednesday night.
After putting 4 runs on the board in the second inning, the Warhawks added single runs in each of the next four frames.
Back-to-back doubles by Darius Griffen and John Nick Hench put Greer Post 115 ahead 2-0 with 1 out in the bottom of the second inning. After a groundout, left fielder Brock Myers belted a 2-run homer. Greer added another run in the third.
The Braves got on the board in the fourth when third baseman Zach Faulkner doubled and scored when Patrick Wood was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Trailing 6-1, Faulkner’s sacrifice fly to center scored Zak Rice with the second Greenwood (12-6) run.
Donovan Ford’s solo home run, which greeted relief pitcher Stokes Cromer, hiked the Greer advantage to 7-2.
Shortstop Andrew Scudder led off the sixth inning with Greer’s third homer of the game.
Braylon Barbour, Nolan Prince, Cromer and Faulkner all took turns on the mound, with starter Barbour taking the loss.
Winner Caleb Freeman turned in 5-2/3 quality innings, allowing just 4 hits, 1 earned run and 2 walks. He fanned 9.
The three ex-Laurens High players – Rice, Aidan Pridgen and Faulkner – were all retired by Greer reliever John Watson in the seventh.