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Lancaster prevailed in a high-scoring non-region game with Andrew Jackson, taking 13-8 win over the host Vols on Friday night.
The five-run win pushed the Bruins’ diamond mark to 5-1.
C.D. Pelham, one of three pitchers used by the LHS, was the winner in four innings of relief work. Pelham, who has a win and two saves, allowed no hits and struck out 11. He gave up one run.
Gabe Glover started for the Bruins and went two innings and yielded six runs, including a first-inning three-run homer to Tripp Rollings. Cody Cooper went an inning, allowing two runs before giving way to Pelham.
The Vols led 8-6 after three frames, but the Bruins responded with five runs in the fourth inning and single runs in the fifth and sixth frames to nail down the win.
Wyatt Duncan drilled three hits, including a fourth-inning three-run homer and a pair of singles, to lead the Bruins.
Michael Cooper had two hits, two walks and scored three runs. Andrew Ferguson had a hit and drove in a run and Grayson Snipes added a RBI.
D.J. McIlwain, who went three frames, took the loss for the 2-4 Vols. Dustin Eddins went four and allowed four hits and three walks. He fanned four.
Rollings belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs. Bobby Delly had a hit, two walks and scored three runs.
Chandler Neal had a hit, scored twice and drove in a run. Eddins also had a hit.
AJ hosts South Pointe of Rock Hill on Monday at 7 p.m. The Vols visit Indian Land on Tuesday and host Buford on Friday at 5:30.
Lancaster visits Dutch Fork on Monday and travels to Northwestern on Tuesday in region play.
The Lancaster Bruins launched region play in impressive fashion, taking a 3-0 win over Gaffney at Doomsday Corner on Thursday night.
Junior right-hander Jordan Brock hurled a three-hitter and struck out nine to pace the Bruins to the victory. Brock hit a batter, but allowed no walks in the route job. He aided his cause with a hit.
Jonah Crenshaw led the Lancaster High offense with a double and a triple and scored two runs.
Khory Phillips was 2-3 with a double, single and two runs batted in.
Brien Clyburn, who has hit by a pitch, also scored a run for the winners.
Chris Warden, who worked six innings, took the loss for the Indians.
Lancaster visits Dutch Fork on Monday and travels to Rock Hill to battle
Northwestern on Tuesday.
Buford’s Ashley Lloyd ripped a RBI-double in the top of the seventh inning to lift the Lady Jackets to a 2-1 win over Lancaster on Friday night at the LHS softball field.
Lloyd’s double scored Hannah Knight who had reached on an infield hit.
Carley Bailey was the winner, yielding five hits, a walk and an unearned run. She fanned seven.
Erin Walker took the loss and struck out six and allowed no walks and nine hits.
Hannah Knight led BHS with three hits, including a double, and scored two runs.
Mikayla Hannah had two hits and drove in a run. Lloyd had a double and drove in a run.
Carson Mehaffey, Erica Blackmon and Courtney Ackerman each had a hit. Ackerman added a stolen base.
Katy Ghent generated two hits, including a double. Elizabeth Gaston and Kaela Robinson each had a hit. Walker drew a walk and had a sacrifice. Claire Brown drove in a run and Porter Sistare scored a run.
Buford, 1-1, hosts Central of Pageland on Thursday.
Lancaster faces Northwestern in region play Tuesday.
Lancaster fell to York, 6-5 on Wednesday.
Morgan Cope, who went 6.2 innings, took the loss, fanning seven and allowing three walks and eight hits.
Erin Walker led the Lancaster offense with three hits, two singles and a double, and drove home a run. Claire Brown had two singles, a walk and drove in a run. Elizabeth Gaston supplied two singles and drove in a run.
Katy Ghent had a triple and a RBI. Porter Sistare supplied a double and Cope added a hit.
Lancaster High swept a varsity twin bill in prep soccer on Friday night in Chester.
The LHS boys rolled to a 9-1 win over the Cyclones and the Lady Bruins took a 9-0 win over the Lady Cyclones.
Chad Kiser scored two goals and added an assist in the Bruins’ win. Jonathan Goebel tallied twice.
Justin Knight scored twice and had an assist. Christian Tarque and Jesse Zaitz each scored and had an assist. Eric Valencia scored.
Jaden Driggers delivered two assists. Anzelmo Zamora tallied a goal and had an assist. Kola George added an assist.
“I was pleased with our effort and it was a wonderful exhibition of decision-making,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said. “It took us a little time to adjust, but once we started scoring we clicked real well.”
In the girls’ match, the Lady Bruins notched their fifth straight shutout in the 9-0 win over Chester.
“We have a goal to reach seven shutouts and we’re on our way,” Sylvia said.
Frances Whitesides scored two goals and had two assists. Sedona Smith tallied two goals and added an assist. Tyson Blanton and Mary Beth White each tallied a goal. White had an assist and Blanton posted two.
Lauren White, Flo Tarque and Haley Kee each scored a goal. Brooke Christensen tallied an assist.
Effie Spears and Jada Brice teamed for the shutout at the net.
Sylvia also saluted the tough defense and the ace play of Haley Kee, Flo Tarque, Morgan Farrar, Brooke Christensen and Mallory Blackmon.
The LHS girls host Northwestern on Tuesday and the boys visit Northwestern.
The Bruins host Sumter on Wednesday and visit Andrew Jackson on Friday.
Jackets drop two
Buford fell in a pair of non-region baseball games this week.
Class AAA South Pointe of Rock Hill edged the Jackets, 7-5 on Friday night.
Jay Chambers led the BHS offense with three hits and scored two runs. Kendall Knight had two hits and a stolen base. Cody Gordon generated two RBIs. Scotti Moser had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run. Kendrick Trapps added a hit. Kholby Pate and Josh Mullens each scored a run.
Pate worked 3.1 innings and allowed two runs, two hits and five walks. He struck out six. Moser, in 1.2 innings, allowed three runs, four hits and a walk. He whiffed one. Austin Pate took the loss in an inning of work, allowing two runs and three walks.
Buford dropped an 8-5 road loss to Great Falls on Thursday night.
Cody Gordon, who worked 3.2 innings, took the loss, yielding seven runs, seven hits, five walks and four earned runs. He fanned three.
Evan “Buck Shot” Flynn went 2.1 innings and gave up a run, two hits and a walk. He whiffed three.
Kendall Knight had two hits, including a solo home run, two runs and drove in a run.
Kendrick Trapps had two hits, scored a run and drove in a run. Austin Pate posted two hits and scored a run.
Gordon had two hits. Jay Chambers chipped in a hit and drove in a run. Kholby Pate also had a RBI.
Buford hosts Central of Pageland on Tuesday and visits Andrew Jackson on Friday.
Indian Land stayed unbeaten in prep soccer, rallying for a 3-2 win over South Pointe of Rock Hill earlier this week.
The Stallions built a 2-0 halftime lead, but the Warriors stormed back for the comeback win.
Nick Outen, off a Nick Retter assist, pulled IL close at 2-1. Retter, on an assist from Eric Sandor, tied the match at 2-all.
Retter, with an assist from Will Medlock, provided the Warriors the game-winning goal.
Warriors’ keeper Jake Barton had eight saves. Matthew Hutch had seven for SPHS.
Indian Land had 12 shots on goal to 15 for South Pointe.
The Warriors are 1-0, while the Stallions fell to 0-1.
The Buford Yellow Jackets’ soccer team fell to the Governor’s School, 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Josh Roach, on an assist from Mikeem McKinney, had the Jackets’ lone score.
Lancaster had 15 shots on goal.
“We controlled the tempo and the match,” BHS coach John Bundy said.
Bundy also saluted the play of Randy Sweisberger, Valerie Jones and Donovan Lang.
The Jackets host Lewisville on Tuesday when the jayvee teams play at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity teams play at 7.