Devils Shutout Jackets, Force Three Way Tie For First In SMC


Bryson City- Maroon Devils Ace Charlie Collins was nearly un-hittable last night against Hayesville, and his performance on the mound helped the Maroon Devils come away with a 4-0 victory and jump into a three way tie for first place in the Smoky Mountain Conference.

The Swain County offense combined for 9 hits on the evening, but the most important one came off the bat of sophomore Carter Hayes. Hayes ripped a double to right field that scored Lawson Woodard and Cameron Blankenship. Carson Taylor then scored on a ground ball a few pitches later.

The Maroon Devils 4th and final run of the evening came in the bottom of the 6th inning when Gabe Lillard knocked a double to left field, scoring Woodard again.

Charlie Collins and Carson Taylor combined for a 7 inning shut out on the mound for Swain County. Collins got the win, lasting 5 innings while allowing 5 hits and and striking out 4. Taylor allowed 1 hit in 2 innings of relief out of the pen.

After the big win over Hayesville, Swain now finds themselves in a three way tie with Hayesville and Murphy for first place in the SMC.

Swain County will be back on the diamond on the 19th of April at home vs Cherokee.


Leave a comment

Back to Top