Thursday, March 11, 2021

Coach Gainey Picks Up Milestone Win at the IP Classic!

On behalf of the entire Red Fox Baseball Family, the Southeastern Baseball Classic would like to congratulate Coach Tony Gainey on his 200th career victory.  Coach Gainey picked up the milestone win against Carolina Forest in his team's opener at the 2021 IP Classic in Georgetown.  

Gainey's quest for 200 was, as you can imagine, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Elias Sports Bureau is validating this, but it is believed Coach Gainey holds the record for most days between wins 199 and 200 without a loss.  363 days elapsed between victories for the Red Fox skipper.  Win 199 came just before last season's shutdown when the Red Foxes defeated Marlboro County, 13-2, on March 13, 2020.  That game was highlighted by a monster blast to left field by Owen Taylor.  

In Gainey's 200th win, Cam Cannarella picked up the win on the mound, going 5 innings and striking out 7.  Harrison Moore picked up the two inning save.  Ashani McFarland led the Red Foxes at the plate.  McFarland finished 2 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBIs.  

Again, congratulations to Coach Gainey on this outstanding career achievement.  Go Foxes!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

This Week In Red Fox Baseball (3.8.21)

This Week in Red Fox Baseball...

Coach Tony Gainey's Varsity Red Foxes will take the field for their first games at Georgetown's IP Classic beginning on Thursday, March 11.  The Red Foxes will play Carolina Forest on Thursday at 3pm.  They'll be back in action on Friday at 7pm against Georgetown and then back at it again on Saturday at 11am versus Brookland-Cayce.  The IP Classic Championship Game is slated for Sunday at 2pm.  All IP Classic games will be played at Mike Johnson Park located at 1600 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.  

For their third game of the Pee Dee Invitational, the JV Foxes will travel to historic Williamson Park in Darlington to take on the Falcons on Wednesday at 6pm.  The Pee Dee Invitational will continue on Saturday, March 13, with game times and opponents to-be-determined.  

The Week That Was In Red Fox Baseball...

The JV Foxes opened play on Friday, March 5, in the Pee Dee Invitational against Marlboro County,  The game started out as a defensive battle, with McKendrie Douglas and Marlboro County's Layton Hardee holding the opposing batters at bay through the first two innings.  With two outs in the bottom of the second and the Foxes up 1-0, the proverbial flood gates opened.  Led by the fleet-footed Jace Atkinson and a pair of run-producing infield hits by Dawson McKimmey, the Foxes scored 14 runs with two outs in what would be the final frame of the game.  

On Saturday, the JV Foxes played their second game of the Pee Dee Invitational.  Powered by a serious of walks and hits batsmen, as well as some sweet-swinging by John Alexander and Curtis Lear, the Foxes topped the Wilson Tigers, 23-1.  Andrew Askins picked up the win in a very efficient outing.  

Join Us At The Jimmy!

Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the annual Southeastern Baseball Classic.  The mission of the Southeastern Baseball Classic to promote the game of baseball, to enhance the lives of athletes through competition and scholarship, and to involve the community by assembling sportsmen in tournament play.  

To visit the official SBC home page, click here.  "Join Us At The Jimmy" is a blog associated with the Southeastern Baseball Classic and its goal is to make people more aware of teams and players visiting Hartsville for the SBC, as well as introducing our guests to the traditions and uniqueness of our town and tournament.