Junior Lady Jackets capture Lancaster County Classic

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Kevin Sims

The Buford High School Junior Lady Jackets captured the Lancaster County Classic junior varsity softball tournament at BHS on Saturday.

Buford defeated Central of Pageland 4-0 and Lancaster 7-0 in pool play. The Junior Lady Jackets then defeated Nation Ford 10-4 in bracket play, then Central 12-0.

The BHS Junior Lady Jackets downed Northwestern 10-2 in the championship game.

The tournament format was two pool games and then single elimination.

Buford coach Danny Ackerman said he was proud of the BHS team, noting that pitchers Sydney Sullivan and Jensen Shelby combined to pitch two no-hitters.

Andrew Jackson defeated Nation Ford 7-4 and Clover 6-2 in pool play. The Junior Lady Vols  defeated Lancaster 6-1 in single elimination play before falling to Northwestern, 4-2.

Lancaster defeated Indian Land in pool play, 9-1, but then fell to Buford, 7-0.

In the single elimination bracket, Andrew Jackson downed Lancaster, 6-1.

The third annual Lancaster County Classic, which will feature varsity softball play, opens Thursday at Andrew Jackson and Indian Land.

Thursday at AJ

AJ vs North Central, 4:45 p.m.

Lancaster vs North Central, 6 

AJ vs Central, 7:30 

Thursday at IL

IL vs Northwestern, 4:45 p.m.

York vs Northwestern, 6

IL vs York, 7:30

Friday at AJ

Central vs North Central, 4:45 p.m.

Lancaster vs Central 6 

AJ vs Lancaster, 7:30

Friday at Buford

Buford vs Indian Land, 5:30 p.m.

Buford vs Northwestern, 7

Saturday at Buford

Buford vs York, 9 a.m.

The single-elimination tournament starts at 10.

Central of Pageland is the defending champion.

 A tournament pass can be bought Thursday only for $10. After Thursday, it’s $5 a day admission to the games.