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The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins presented first-year softball coach Kim Perry with a win to open the 2011 LHS regular season on Tuesday afternoon.
Lancaster posted a 10-3 home win over county rival Andrew Jackson.
LHS pitcher Erin Walker hurled seven innings for the win, fanning five and allowing 10 hits and a walk for the Lady Bruins.
Kori Ballard, who gave up nine hits, took the loss. The Lady Vols’ right-hander fanned three and walked four.
Kaela Robinson led the LHS offense with three hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs. She added two stolen bases and scored four runs.
Claire Brown belted two hits, including a double, with three RBIs and tallied a run. Katy Ghent generated two hits and drove in two runs.
Walker drilled a triple, drove in a run, scored twice and had a stolen base. Anna Grier had a hit and scored a run. T’aria Ingram scored twice and Pagen Glenn had two sacrifice bunts.
“I was happy with the win and proud of these girls for their hard work,” Perry said. “This is a great start for us and I hope we can build on it.”
Jamee Blackmon, Summer Truesdale, Abby Faulkenberry and Ashley Williams each had two hits for the AJ girls.Truesdale tallied two runs and Williams added a run.
Chelsea Holden had a hit as did Haley Faulkenberry, who tallied a run.
Lancaster was slated to play at York on Thursday, but the game was rained out and reset for March 28. The Lady Bruins host Buford tonight.
Bruins fall to York
York rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to post a 10-5 baseball win over Lancaster at the Cougars’ field on Tuesday night.
LHS, 0-2, was coming off an 11-4 loss to Region III-AAAA foe Spartanburg on Monday night at Doomsday Corner.
Sophomore right-hander Gabe Glover, who worked five innings, took the loss. Eric Mojica hurled two innings in relief.
Mojica belted a three-run triple to put the Bruins up, 3-0, but Lancaster couldn’t hold the lead.
Scott Mathis had a pair of hits to pace the LHS offense.
Lancaster is back home tonight as the Bruins host Andrew Jackson in a 7 p.m. clash.
The Lancaster High Junior Bruins, who were rained out in their opener earlier this week, will face Rock Hill in a doubleheader on Saturday when the twin bill begins at 11 a.m.
Bulldogs down Vols
Camden downed Andrew Jackson, 8-5 in a non-region game at the Volunteers’ field on Tuesday night.
The Vols downed North Central 12-2 on Monday at home.
In the three-run loss to the CHS Bulldogs, Adam Eubanks, who hurled 3.1 frames, was the losing pitcher, allowing five runs – three earned. Chandler Neal, in 1.2 frames, gave up no runs. Tripp Rollings, in two frames, yielded three earned runs.
Rollings aided the AJ offense with a two-run home run. D.J. McIlwain had a hit and drove in a run. Sidney Watson and Ryan Phillips each supplied a hit for AJ.
Phillips posted a solid defensive game, throwing out three CHS baserunners trying to steal.
AJ visits Lancaster to battle the Bruins tonight at 7.
Buford belts Knights
Buford evened its mark at 1-1, rolling to an 11-4 win over Class A foe North Central Knights at Buford Park.
Colt Ellis led the Jackets’ attack with two hits, a RBI and scored a run. Buford freshman Kholby Pate produced two hits, two RBIs and scored a run. Cody Gordon rapped a hit and drove in two runs.
Brett Estridge had a hit, scored two runs and had a stolen base. Logan Segee and Ricky Lewis each chipped in a hit, RBI and tallied a run.
Jacob Jamison drilled a hit, scored a run and had a steal. Kendrick Trapps stole three bases and tallied twice. Marcus Broadway and Seth Chapman each scored a run for the Jackets.
Starter Kholby Pate, who hurled two innings, allowed four runs – three earned runs, six walks and a hit. He fanned four. Gordon, in three frames, yielded no runs, a hit and four walks. He whiffed five.
Kendall Knight worked an inning and allowed a walk with a strikeout. Logan Segee, in an inning of work, struck out three.
The Jackets’ home game with Greats Falls on Thursday was rained out.
Buford faces Central of Pageland in region play on Tuesday.
Indian Land rolls
Indian Land rolled to a 10-0 win over North Central in prep softball on Tuesday at the Lady Knights’ field.
Kayla Price, 1-0, was the winner. Price aided her cause with two hits, including a double.
Kelly Pauls drilled two hits, including a triple, and scored twice. Alexandra Greenawalt rapped a single and a double. Haley Vachon had two singles, drove in a run and had a stolen base.
Beth Martin smashed a triple and Kelsi Funk singled and drove in a run. Alli Yarborough tallied two runs and swiped a base for IL
LHS netters fall
The Lancaster High School boys tennis team dropped a 7-0 loss to Class AAA opponent Fort Mill High School on Tuesday afternoon at the J.P. Richards Complex at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
The Bruins were slated to be in action on Wednesday and Thursday, but the matches were rained out and will be reset.
LHS booters win two
Lancaster swept to a pair of soccer wins over Chester on Monday night.
The LHS Lady Bruins, fresh off a third straight Cyclone Cup championship, downed Chester, 11-1 and the Bruins topped the Cycs, 5-2.
LHS, the defending champion, hosted the fourth annual Rose City Classic which opened play Thursday at Memorial Stadium. Play continues today and Saturday.
5:30 p.m. – Buford vs AJ
7 p.m – LHS vs. IL
Final round, Saturday
10 a.m. – LHS vs AJHS
11:30 a.m. – ILHS vs Buford
2:30 p.m. – Third-place match
4 p.m. – Championship match..