South Johnston’s baseball team had a near ideal road trip. The Trojans swept a doubleheader from Myrtle Beach Socastee, riding senior Cody Allen’s no-hitter in the nightcap. South (4-1) grabed wins of 5-1 and 3-0 over the Braves.
The series was originally set for Saturday at the Cap Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach but an approaching rain storm prompted the teams to move the games up and shift them to Socastee’s home field.
The games brought members of the Trojan baseball family back together.
Socastee coach Curtis Hudson was an assistant coach at South Johnston during the playing days of current South Johnston coach Keith Durham. And Hudson was also the coach at Florence-Darlington Technical College when former South player and current South assistant Aaron Parnell played there.
South Johnston took the opener of the series 5-1 with junior Joseph Johnson limiting the Braves to four hits and recording seven strikeouts.
Nash Johnson led the South offense with a 3-for-3 night with two RBIs. Joseph Johnson, Coty Allen, Zachary Bridges, Kevin Honeycutt and Jack Raynor also had hits for the Trojans.
Allen held the Braves hitless in a complete-game effort in the nightcap. He struck out two batters and issued two walks along the way in the no-hitter.
The no-no is the 11th in the history of the South Johnston program.
Offensively, South got contributions from Brett Clifton (1-for-2), Will Barbour (1-for-3), Kevin Honeycutt (1-for-3), Joseph Johnson (1-for-3) and Nash Johnson (1-for-4).