Marshall Flowers wasted no opportunities at the plate on Tuesday, March 29, driving in six on three hits to lead the Burke County Varsity Bears past Hephzibah 15-2 on Tuesday. Flowers drove in runs on a single in the first, a home run in the second, and a double in the third.
Burke County fired up the offense in the first inning, when Flowers singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
The Bears notched six runs in the second inning with the offensive onslaught led by Jahkari Howard, Beckam Ramirez, Flowers, and Seth Meador, who all drove in runs.
Myles Heatwole earned the victory on the hill for Burke County, going two innings, allowing two runs on zero hits and striking out one. Meador threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Greggory Walker took the loss for Hephzibah. The pitcher surrendered nine runs on six hits over one and one-third innings.
The Bears hit one home run on the day. Flowers had one in the second inning.
Burke County tallied eight hits with Flowers and Owen Adams each racking up multiple hits. Flowers led with three hits in three at bats. The Bears stole 18 bases during the game with five players stealing more than one. Phillip Hodges led the way with five.
Telly Johnson went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Hephzibah in hits.
Marshall Flowers – Home run, double, single, 6 RBI’s, 3 runs scored, stolen base; Owen Adams – 2 singles, RBI, stolen base; Jakhari Howard – double, 2 RBI’s, 3 runs scored, 3 walks, 3 stolen bases; Beckam Ramirez – single, RBI, 3 runs scored, hit by pitch, 3 stolen bases; Myles Heatwole – double, RBI, 2 walks; Dylan Dixon – 2 walks, 2 runs scored, 2 stolen bases; Phillip Hodges – 2 walks, field choice, 3 runs scored, 5 stolen bases; Noah Boynton – hit by pitch, run scored, 3 stolen bases
Myles Heatwole – pitched 2.0 innings allowing 2 runs, 2 walks, 2 hit by pitch, and a strikeout; Seth Meador – pitched 3.0 innings allowing a hit, a walk, a hit by pitch, 5 strikeouts.