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The SMC Pioneers were supposed to start their week at home against Patrick and Henry Community College but that doubleheader was canceled. So, the Pioneers shifted their focus on a four-game set this past weekend as they traveled to Lancaster to play USC Lancaster.

It was another successful series for the Pioneers as they swept Lancaster and outscored them in the series 73- 13.  In the first game, the Pioneers would win 15-3 in 6 innings.  A’Shani McFarland and Brandon Moser each drove in 3 runs in the win while Dariyan Pendergrass and Rhogue Wallace each drove in 2 runs. Graham Edwards picked up his fifth win of the season pitching all 6 innings.

The Pioneers put up 30 runs in the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday winning by the final score of 30-5. That’s not every day you see a team score 30 runs in a baseball game and the pioneers did it in five innings. The Pioneers tallied 28 hits in the win and Braison Bourne picked up his first win of the season.

On Sunday the first game of the doubleheader the Pioneers would win in five innings by a final score of 15-2 as the Pioneers pounded out 20 hits. Pendergrass, McFarland, Jordan Young, Davis Campbell, and Tater Goodson each had 3 hits apiece in the win. BJ Bailey picked up his third win on the season.

The Pioneers completed the four-game sweep with a 13-3 win in five innings. JJ Shelton picked up his second win of the season.  The Pioneers improved to 20-11 on the season and are 11-1 in conference play. They are back in action on Wednesday for a doubleheader as they travel to Gastonia and then on Saturday they will host a doubleheader against Guilford Technical Community College.


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