Central tops Buford in region baseball win

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Spring Sports Roundup

By The Staff


Buford dropped a 6-2 home loss to Central of Pageland on Friday, March 21.

Kholby Pate, who went three innings, took the loss, allowing four runs, three hits and two walks. He fanned three. Gage Hinson, in three innings, allowed two runs, five hits and a walk. He whiffed three. Autry Blackmon, in an inning of work, yielded two hits.

Scotti Moser and James Gardner each had a hit and drove in a run. Troy Cunningham had a hit and a stolen base. Austin Pate and Trevor Cauthen each had a hit and scored a run. Brady Horton had a hit.

BHS, 3-4, is 1-1 in region play.

Bruins drop three

The Lancaster Bruins dropped three Region III-AAAA baseball games in recent play.

On Monday, March 24, LHS fell to Clover, 12-0.

Jordan Caroway, Austin Richardson and Brooks Viola each had a hit for the Bruins. Neil Taylor hurled 2.2 innings, and Jason Dobbins went three frames with three whiffs. Wesley Knight pitched a third of an inning.

York edged the Bruins, 7-5 on Saturday, March 22 in York.

Eric Hall, who went six innings, took the loss, allowing two walks. He fanned two.

Dalton Creighton led LHS with a single, double and scored a run. Brady Collins had a single and a double.

Austin Richardson and Holden Payne each had a hit and scored a run.

Doopy Cloud and Neil Taylor each tallied a run.

In the 13-1 loss to Fort Mill on Friday, March 21, Bryon Haigler hurled three innings and took the loss. He allowed a walk. Brady Collins, in two frames, fanned two and walked one.

Doopy Cloud led the offense with a hit and a RBI. Neil Taylor had a hit and scored a run. Holden Payne added a hit.

LHS visits Andrew Jackson on Wednesday, March 26.

AJ Vols fall at CHS

Andrew Jackson fell to 5-2 on the baseball season, dropping a 7-3 Region IV-AA loss to Cheraw on Friday, March 21.

Gunnar Lucas, who worked four innings, took the loss.

Alex Brasington had two hits and scored a run. Logan Lucas had a hit and two RBIs. Kipp Rollings drilled a double. Corley Faulkenberry and Dustin Eddins each had a hit.

Eric Miles drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk.

AJ visited Chesterfield on Tuesday, March 25. The Volunteers host Lancaster Wednesday, March 26 and Indian Land on Friday, March 28.

AJ golfers win

The Andrew Jackson golf team, 7-0, 2-0, defeated Great Falls and McBee on Monday, March 24 at the Republic Golf Club in Great Falls.

AJ shot a 161, with McBee at 207 and Great Falls at 230.

AJ’s Logan Sowell was the match medalist with a 37.

Caleb Brown and Chandler Norville each had a 40, followed by Tyler Bowers and Emily Cox at 44 apiece. Nick Cauthen had a 55.

AJ hosted Buford and Central at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday, March 25.

The Vols topped a three-way match with Lancaster and Cheraw on Thursday, March 20.

AJ carded a 150, with Lancaster second with a 167 and Cheraw third at 182.

LHS’s Brady Hinkle shot 37, and Baylee Evans had a 40. Carley Funderburk shot 45, Jason Blakely shot 46, Scottie Walker shot 45 and Michael Long had a 51 for LHS.

Lady Bruins win

Lancaster Lady Bruins won their second region softball game Friday, March 21 when LHS topped Fort Mill, 8-7 in an extra-inning nail biter. Senior catcher Elizabeth Gaston lined a RBI-hit to left center to score fellow senior DP Brooke Penegar for the winning run.

The Lady Bruins fought hard to win in eight innings.

“We knew Fort Mill would be coming in bringing their best game, like we had to,” LHS coach Kim Perry said. “Our two teams are very evenly matched with skill and talent. This region will have three teams battling for the same two spots for the playoffs.

“The fans saw just how tough the competition will be for those spots.

“I am very proud of the way the girls stepped up and played after such a poor performance against non-region,  county rival AJ.  We had 10 errors in that game and that’s tough to overcome, but our girls did.

“This performance tonight speaks volumes of the pride and competitiveness our girls have. Elizabeth came up big when we needed her to, and that’s what senior leaders do.

“Summer Clinton continues to work hard for us pitching and the defense is rallying behind her.”

Summer Clinton, in 6.5 innings, walked one and allowed nine hits and three runs. Brooke Penegar, in 1.5 innings, yielded three hits and four runs.

Jada Ames had two doubles and scored a run. Kaela Robinson had two hits and scored a run. Ariana Ealy had two hits, two runs and drove in a run.

Gracie Revels had a hit, scored a run and was hit by a pitch. Gaston had a hit and two RBIs. Ashley Abbott had a hit, walk and scored twice. Penegar walked twice and scored a run. Clinton had two RBIs for LHS.

LHS tennis rolls

The Lancaster High School boys tennis team won its fourth match in a row on Monday, March 24, prevailing 4-2 over non-region foe Lugoff Elgin.

Lancaster took an early edge with a singles win from Tyler Ferguson and a No. 2 doubles win from Isaac Thomas/Spencer Blackmon.

LE tied the score at 2 before David Jewell gave the Bruins a 3-2 advantage after earning a dramatic third-set tiebreaker over his foe Nathan Tyson.

Matthew Graham was able to cap the victory for Lancaster after winning an extremely tense third set tiebreaker by a score of 11-9.

Lancaster also won both jayvee matches on the evening, with a singles win from Jalik Wright and a doubles win from Dilon Patel-Josh Gregory. Lancaster travels to Lugoff-Elgin for the rematch April 21. LHS, 4-1, is 3-1 in region play.

LHS 4 LE 2

Hunter Horton (LE) def. Adam Whetstone (L) 6-0, 6-0

Hunter Johnson (LE) def. Peyton Brumfield (L) 7-5, 6-4

David Jewell (L) def. Nathan Tyson (LE) 6-2, 4-6, 11-9

Tyler Ferguson (L) def. James Carraway (LE) 6-1. 6-3

Matthew Graham (L) def. Justin Tillman (LE) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9

Isaac Thomas/Spencer Blackmon (L) def. Chance Sheurn/Levi Benggio (LE) 6-2, 6-1

The Lancaster boys tennis team notched two more region wins last week, beating York 5-1 on Wednesday March 19 as well as defeating Fort Mill 6-0 on Thursday March 20 in Lancaster.

The Bruins came into the matches a little banged up with No. 1 singles players Adam Whetstone out for the week with tendonitis.

Lancaster didn’t seem to miss a beat as Peyton Brumfield assumed the No. 1 role and took two nice victories. David Jewell, Tyler Ferguson and Issac Thomas all had two singles wins for the week that improved the Bruins’ overall record to 3-1.

On the doubles side, Spencer Blackmon and Jalik Wright also were unbeaten at the No. 2 doubles position.

Matthew Graham lost a tough match to his York foe Daniel Patterson on Wednesday, but rebounded on Thursday against Fort Mill with a third-set tiebreaker win against Fort Mill’s Matt Brautigam.

On the Junior Bruins circuit, Dilon Patel was 2-0 for the week and Josh Gregory added a win on Thursday against Fort Mill.

LHS 5 York 1

Peyton Brumfield (L) def. Patrick Newberry (Y) 6-4, 6-4

David Jewell (L) def. Terry Doan (Y) 6-4, 6-4

Daniel Patterson (Y) def. Matthew Graham (L) 2-6, 6-4, 10-6

Tyler Ferguson (L) def. Matthew Goforth (Y) 6-2, 6-1

Isaac Thomas (L) def. Cameron Good (Y) 6-3, 6-2

Spencer Blackmon/Jalik Wright (L) def. Ian Elliott/Sammie McClurkin (Y) 6-1, 7-5

LHS 6 FM 0

Peyton Brumfield (L) def. Erik Lewis (FM) 6-0, 6-3

David Jewell (L) def. Alex Malaj (FM) 6-1, 6-1

Matthew Graham (L) def. Matt Brautigam (FM) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4

Tyler Ferguson (L) def. Jack Cauthen (FM) 6-2, 6-4

Isaac Thomas (L) def. Tejas Padanabhan (FM) 6-1, 6-0

Spencer Blackmon/Jalik Wright (L) def. Sahil Masih/Kurtis Pharr (FM) 6-1, 4-6, 12-10

Dilon Patel (L) def. Graham Lancaster (FM) 8-5

Josh Gregory (L) def. Matt West (FM) 8-2