by Aaron Garcia
The Marvin Ridge baseball team has apparently righted the ship this week, winning its last four games after laboring through a three-game losing streak. The Mavericks started the season 2-1 but struggled during a rough patch in their non-conference schedule, dropping games to Cuthbertson, Charlotte Ardrey Kell and South Mecklenburg. Coach Mark Mennitt’s club got back on track with a 2-1 win over Porter Ridge to open Southern Carolina 3A/4A conference play on March 22, followed by wins over Charlotte Myers Park (14-3 on March 23), Porter Ridge (5-0 on March 25) and Anson Senior (10-0 on March 29).
The Mavericks improved to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in conference play, a game ahead of Weddington (5-3, 2-1). Marvin Ridge was slated to face Anson Senior on Friday, April 1, Parkwood on Tuesday, April 5 and Mount Pleasant on Wednesday April 6.
Speaking of Weddington, the Warriors had a five-game win streak snapped this week when they dropped a 3-0 decision to Porter Ridge on March 29. Despite their second-place standing, the Warriors have been solid this season and have recorded wins over Myers Park (6-4 on March 14), Piedmont (8-2 on March 4) and Cuthbertson (1-0 on March 12). The Warriors travel to Porter Ridge on April 1 and Sun Valley on Tuesday, April 5.
Sun Valley (3-7, 1-2) is third in the Southern Carolina 3A/4A standings, followed by Anson Senior (1-2, 1-2), Parkwood (4-4, 1-2) and Porter Ridge (5-4, 1-2).