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The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins swept a softball doubleheader from Region IV-AAAA foe South Pointe High School on Friday at the LHS field.
In the opener, senior pitcher Courtney Cauthen struck out 11 and walked only one in a 5-1 LHS win. She also had a hit.
Arshika Scott, who had six stolen bases in the twin bill, had a hit as did Cherrell Cousar, Erin Walker, Angel Cox, Candice Benson and Morgan Blackmon.
In the nightcap, junior hurler Anna Howey worked three innings, striking out five and allowing no walks to post the win. Howey helped her cause, lacing three hits in the 13-0 Lady Bruins’ victory.
Candice Benson and Crystal Cauthen each drilled three hits and Cherrell Cousar slammed a three-run home run.
Erin Walker, who relieved Howey, fanned one and allowed a walk.
Shay McIlwain had two hits. Morgan Blackmon, Courtney Cauthen and Almeshea Catoe each supplied a hit for the Lady Bruins.
Lancaster hosts Nation Ford on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Lady Bruins booters win
Junior midfielder Sidney Teague scored from 18 yards out and a solid Lady Bruins’ defensive effort lifted the Lancaster High School girls’ soccer team to a 1-0 win over South Pointe High at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
The LHS girls, 10-3, 2-3, peppered the Lady Stallions’ goal with 26 shots, but Teague’s was the only volley to find the back of the net in the tight match.
“We were coming off some tough region losses, so it was good to get back on track in region play,” LHS assistant girls coach Ken Humphrey said. “I wish more shots had fallen, but we will take this win and move on. The last time we played South Pointe, we won 6-1 and they were a much tougher team today. They’ve improved since our first match.”
Humphrey lauded the defensive play of Sarah DeVenny, Anna Funderburk, Ashley Cauthen, Rebecca Sizemore and Bree Morgan.
Lancaster has a busy week, traveling to Hartsville on Monday and venturing to Rock Hill on Wednesday. The Lady Bruins visit Chester on Thursday.
In the junior varsity match, the Junior Lady Bruins prevailed 4-2. Flo Tarque tallied two goals. Yolanda Cabrera and Alicia Belcher each added a goal.
The Junior Lady Bruins are now 2-2-1 on the season.
In the varsity boys’ match at SP, the Stallions won 9-0 after leading 2-0 at the half. The Junior Bruins dropped a 2-0 loss.
Jackets top Panthers
The Buford High School baseball team evened its mark at 4-4, 2-3 in region play, with an 8-7 win over McBee on Wednesday.
Justin Altman, who drilled three hits, scored twice and drove in four runs, drew a bases-loaded walk to force home Gavin Flynn in the seventh inning to lift the Jackets to the one-run win.
Colt Ellis, who worked an inning, was the winner, allowing two earned runs, two hits and a walk. He struck out one. Ricky Lewis hurled six frames and yielded five runs – four earned, four walks and seven hits. He whiffed three.
Dillon Hydrick and Ellis each had three hits and drove in a run. Ellis scored twice.
Logan Segee drilled two hits and drove in two runs. Joseph Wright had two hits and scored twice. Donald Kirkley and Flynn each had a hit and scored a run. Flynn also added a stolen base. Lewis and Cheyne Horne added one hit each for the victors.
Buford visits Lewisville in region play on Tuesday.
Lady Warriors win
The Indian Land Lady Warriors improved to 6-1, 6-0 in region play, with a 7-3 Conference III-A softball win over Lewsivlle on Friday.
Kristin Campbell was the winning hurler to up her mark to 6-0. Campbell backed her cause with a single and drove in a RBI. Beth Martin was 3-4, including a double, to boost IL.
Paige Brugh had a single and a stolen base and Alyssa Hartley had a single and drove in a run.
Kelly Pauls had a sacrifice fly and a RBI and Katie Jowers had a double.