The Salem Seminoles varsity baseball team picked up a region victory over visiting Apalachee Thursday after starting pitcher Kevin Barham struck out six Wildcats in six innings, giving up just five hits in the win.
Jordan Scott led the Seminoles with four hits, including a double and a RBI, while Jordan Johnson, Ryan Read and Ndiayemon Harris finished with multi-hit outings for Salem.
“Kevin was pretty dominating tonight,” Salem coach Chad Kitchens said. “He was able to get ahead in the count, and he continues to improve as a freshman. He has a very bright future if he works hard and has the right approach.”
Kitchens said the difference in the game was that the Seminoles’ hits came during crucial times at the plate.
“It was nice to see us hit with runners in scoring position,” Kitchens said. “That was the difference, and we should have scored more than we did. It was a good game to build on though as we did a lot right. I thought that Ryan Read and Jordan Scott also had outstanding games both at the plate and in the field. Jordan Johnson and Ndiayemon Harrison also had very good games. But it was a team effort. We will go back to practice and build on it. “
Salem returns to action Monday at home against Clarke Central.