St. Elmo notes: Maxey impresses at plate

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By Andrew Harner

GREENVILLE – Though he is just a sophomore, Levi Maxey showed tremendous plate discipline during Saturday’s 8-7 loss to Harvard.

In four plate appearances, Maxey did not swing and miss at any of the 14 strikes he saw, fouling off 12 of them.

“Doing that as a sophomore is a pretty big deal,” said coach Ryan Beccue.

He fouled off the first four pitches of his at-bat in the third inning before singling to start a two-run rally, and he drew a walk on five pitches in the fourth inning to load the bases during a four-run inning.

In addition, he also pitched during the game, and struck out seven batters over the final six innings.

Whatever works
Senior Ben Sperry reached base three times against Harvard, but he did not record any hits.

In his first and second at-bats of the game, he reached on errors, and he drew a walk to bring home a run in his next at-bat.

Stat of the game
Junior Connor Beasley and sophomore Dalton Parks got hits in both of Saturday’s games to start the season on four-game hitting streaks. Both of those streaks continued on Monday during an 8-2 win against Ramsey.

Despite how nice the weather has been, Beccue understands it’s not guaranteed to stay the same.

“Hopefully, the rain doesn’t hit us too hard, so we can get some games in next week,” he said.