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      Socastee wins Mingo Bay Baseball Championship

      Charlie Nicholson hit a grand slam for Socastee to lead the Braves.

      The Socastee Braves beat the defending Class 3A State Champion St. James Sharks 11-1 on Friday night at Socastee High to win the Mingo Bay Baseball Tournament Championship.

      Charlie Nicholson drove in five runs to lead the Braves. Nicholson hit a grand slam in the second inning to put Socastee on top 7-1. He later hit a solo homer in the fourth. Walker Darnell added a homer during a three run fifth inning to seal the deal for Socastee. The Braves won the game in five innings.

      Socastee improves their overall record to 17-3. St. James falls to 15-5.