Buena Regional High School graduate Anthony Lopez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, but the District 3 representative from Cumberland County lost 8-4 to the host team, South Carolina District 1, at the Big League World Series in Easley, S.C., on Friday.
It was Cumberland’s second loss in as many games in pool play. Cumberland is assured of at least two more games.
Aaron Cox struck out eight and added two hits and two RBIs for Cumberland.
Zach Steele led South Carolina, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. South Carolina erased a 4-2 deficit with six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Cumberland plays today against Laredo, Texas, the Southwest representative.
Cumberland 101 200 0—4 7 1
South Carolina 011 060 x—8 8 5
2B—Geri C; Nations, Lollis SC. HR—Allen, Steele, Loggins SC.
WP—Burgess 9k. LP—Cox 8k.
Records—Cumberland 0-2; South Carolina 1-1.