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The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers drilled 19 hits on the way to a 15-7 win over Lancaster at the Lady Bruins’ softball field on Thursday, March 20.
Angela Sims paced the Lady Vols offense with three hits, including a two-run home run, and drove in four runs.
Kinley Killough and Kinsley Adams each drilled three hits and drove in two runs. Katlin Starnes rapped three hits and Haley Faulkenberry had three hits, including a triple.
Rylee Sims slammed a double and drove in a run, while Kaitlyn Holden had a hit and drove in two runs.
Savannah McKittrick blasted a two-run home run. T.G. McCowan added a hit for the winners.
Lindsey Robinson, 1-0, worked five innings for the win. Haley Vincent hurled two innings.
Arianna Ealy led Lancaster with two hits, including a two-run home run.
Gracie Revels and Brooke Penegar each had two hits for the Lady Bruins.
Summer Clinton and Ashley Abbott each had a hit for the LHS girls.
Lancaster returned to Region III-AAAA play to face Fort Mill on Friday, March 21, while AJ participated in a weekend tournament at Byrnes High School in Duncan.
Lady Jackets win
The Buford High School softball team posted a 4-1 Region IV-AA win over county rival Indian Land at the Lady Warriors’ field earlier this week.
BHS hurler Sydney Sullivan tossed a complete game for the win and notched nine strikeouts.
Sullivan aided her cause with a hit.
Courtney Ackerman paced the Lady Jackets’ offense with two hits. Cassidy Solomon supplied a hit and drove home a run.
Mikayla Hannah had a hit with a sacrifice and drove in two runs.
Ashley Lloyd and Adrianna Ray each had a hit and a sacrifice for the BHS girls.
IL hurler Kayla Price, 2-1, took the loss.
The Lady Warriors’ top hitters were Alli Yarborough, Malya Flynn and Price with one hit each.
IL booters win
The Indian Land High School boys soccer team opened Region IV-AA play, blanking rival Buford, 7-0 at Warriors Stadium on Thursday, March 20.
Jordan Szustwal sparked the Warriors’ attack with four goals and an assist.
Justin Penn produced two goals and Zac Patterson added a goal.
Roscoe Lovejoy posted two assists, while Henry Suvillaga, Mason Huebsch, Garrett Gerdes and Brandon Jacob each had an assist.
IL keepers Jake Barton and Luke Harris combined on the shutout.
Barton posted six saves and Harris added three saves.
On Tuesday, March 20, the Warriors blanked Class AAAA foe York, 6-0 as Justin Penn had two goals to pace the IL win.
Henry Suvillaga, Zac Patterson, Matthew Medlock and Paul Husinga each tallied a goal for the winners.
Jordan Szustwal notched two assists, while Mason Huebsch and Roscoe Lovejoy each had an assist.
Jake Barton and Luke Harris combined on the IL shutout, with Barton posting four saves in the first half and Harris adding two in the second half.
The Warriors are in action Tuesday when they venture to Andrew Jackson to face the Vols.
Vols rebound, win
After a disappointing 3-0 loss at Gilbert last Friday, the AJ boys soccer team had several days to get ready for the first region match of the season against Cheraw on Thursday, March 20 at AJ Stadium.
The team continued to have problems finishing after numerous shots at the goal, it was scoreless tie at halftime.
Finally in the second half, Luke Sowell scored AJ’s first goal with an assist from John Ware.
Later, Trent Bartell tallied an unassisted goal to put the Vols up, 2-0.
AJ continues to receive solid play from the defense, with McKenzie Denkins in midfield and Luke Sowell and Jacob Ware on the back line.
Cheraw scored its goal late in the match off a corner kick making the final score, 2-1.