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Line Drive off to fast start at Triple Crown
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Dylan Scott of the Line Drive takes a pitch during pool play of the Triple Crown Summer Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Scott, a former ECHS star, was 2-for-4 in a blowout of the Maryland Hurricanes. - photo by Photo provided

Line Drive baseball is playing its final tournament of the summer in Myrtle Beach, S.C., this weekend in the Triple Crown Summer Nationals.  

Team members for this tournament are Jonathan Hester (Savannah Christian, Middle Georgia), Colby May (South Effingham, Georgia), Ross Heffley (Brookwood, Western Carolina), Stephen Vaughn (SEHS 2009), Jakob Dalfonso (Woodstock, Middle Georgia), Kyle Jones (SCPS, USC Beaufort), Dylan Scott (Effingham County, Middle Georgia), Ryan Lewis (Brookwood, Columbus State), Jordan Hill (SCPS, Middle Georgia), Nate Sisolak (SCPS, Gordon College), Christopher Kicklighter (Benedictine, Gainesville College), Christian Glisson (Lowndes, Georgia), Jack Frankhouser (Screven, Georgia College and State), Chris Arnold (Liberty County 2009) and Sean Raymond (Wildwood, Florida 2009).

On Wednesday, Line Drive blasted the Maryland Hurricanes 13-2 and beat the Long Island Braves 4-2 in pool play.
Sisolak got the win against the Hurricanes, allowing only one hit, and Vaughn struck out one and did not give up a hit in relief. Scott was 2-for-4 with one RBI, Hill was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Glisson drove in two runs, Dalfonso had a double and two RBIs and May added a double.

Jones got the win against the Braves, going 5 2/3 innings, with Vaughn picking up the save. Scott led off the game with a home run, with Lewis following with a single and May adding a double for a three-run first inning. Kicklighter drove in the final run with a bases-loaded walk.

Hester went 2-for-2, Raymond was 2-for-3 and Jones was 1-for-2.

Line Drive blanked the Michigan Inferno 8-0 in six innings in Tuesday morning game to open pool play. Frankhouser went three innings, striking out four and allowing only one hit. Arnold fanned one and gave up one hit in relief. At the plate, Heffley went 2-for-3, Dalfanso doubled and knocked in three runs, Hill was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Vaughn had two RBIs.

Line Drive entered single elimination play Thursday as the No. 4 seed. They faced the Washington, D.C., Gamers in the morning.

A win in that game put them against the winner of the No. 5-No. 11 seed game, with two wins Friday needed to win the tournament.