Charleston MoJo braver than the ‘Bravest’
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The Charleston MoJo scored early and often to get a 13-4 win over the Boynton Bravest.

The MoJo continued to pile up the runs on Sunday, scoring three in the seventh inning, en route to an easy 13-4 win over the Bravest at Charleston.

Charleston scored five runs in the first on a two-run double by Colby Dills, an RBI double by Koltyn Plumb, an RBI single by Jeremiah Dills, and a steal of home by Plumb.

Jeremiah Dills went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate for the MoJo and had a double, two singles, two RBIs, a stolen base and a run scored.

Elijah Haynie got the win for the MoJo. He tossed four innings of shutout ball. Haynie struck out four, walked two and gave up one hit.

The MoJo easily handled the Bravest pitching as seven hitters combined for 16 hits, 12 RBIs and 11 runs.

Jacob Stevens took the loss for the Bravest. He lasted just 1 2-3 innings, walked two, struck out none, and allowed five runs.

MoJo closer Nick Clerc put away the final eight outs to record the save.

The MoJo brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the third, Charleston scored on an RBI single by Jamaal Greene, plating Jacob Sampson.

The Four Bravest runs crossed the plate in the bottom half of the fifth, making the score 7-4. A two-run single by Ryan Davis, an error, and an RBI double by Zac Backer triggered the Bravest's comeback. Clerc ended the inning by getting Billy Massingale to line out.

Charleston got three-run rallies in both the sixth and seventh innings. In the sixth, the MoJo scored on an RBI single by Chase Moreland, plating Jeremiah Dills.

The MoJo piled on three more runs in the top of the seventh. Dills kicked things off with a single, plating Dills. That was followed up by Moreland’s single, scoring Plumb.

Game 1

The MoJo lost to the Bravest in their first game of the day 7-3, despite Sampson's spectacular day from both the mound and the plate.

The MoJo were led by a flawless day at the dish by Sampson, who went 3-3 against the Bravest's pitching. He singled in the first and fourth innings and doubled in the sixth inning.

The Bravest's lineup had no answer for Jacob. The Bravest managed just one hit off of Sampson, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out eight during his five innings of work.

Jacob Stevens got the win for the Bravest. He allowed three runs over seven innings. He struck out 10, walked three and surrendered nine hits.

Colby Dills ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in two innings, walked four and struck out two.

The Bravest stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring three runs on two singles.

The Bravest built upon their lead with three runs in the second. Todd Sliger kicked things off with a single, scoring Ryan Davis. That was followed up by Colby Jones' single, bringing home Brandon Burris.

Two runs in the bottom of the fourth helped the MoJo close the deficit to 6-3. An RBI single by Moreland triggered the Charleston comeback. The MoJo threat came to an end when Sampson finally got Randy Smith to strike out.

The Mojo are now 2-4-1 on the season, and will be playing Sunday at Chattanooga School of Arts and Sciences vs. the Chattanooga Phillies at 1:30 and 4. The Mojo will be back home in Charleston on June 1 vs. the Ooltewah Cardinals at 1:30 and 4. Admission is free, so come out and have some family fun while watching your local team play America’s Game in a truly intense, competitive fashion.

If interested in trying out for the MoJo or the Tri State Adult Baseball League contact Jeremiah Dills jeremiah_dills@yahoo.com 423-381-7234.