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Lancers sweep, remain unbeaten

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USCL baseball

By The Staff

The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a sweep of USC Salkehatchie over the weekend.

The Lancers took two at the Lancaster High School baseball field, prevailing 18-7 and 13-2 in a pair of games halted after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

In the 11-run win over the Indians, Dylan Parker worked four frames and allowed six hits and a walk. He struck out five.

Brantley Rumford paced the USCL offense with three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs.

Casey Cooper slammed a pair of three-run homers and drove in seven runs.

Randy Luckett laced two hits, including a double. Jordan Williams supplied a solo home run and a double.

The Lancers capped the home sweep with a 13-2 win over USCS as John McClure hurled four frames for the win, yielding no earned runs and three walks. He fanned four.

Kyle Towles paced the Lancers’ attack with three hits and drove in a run.

 Jacob Murphy had a pair of doubles and Brantley Rumford had two hits, including a double, with a stolen base and two runs batted in.

USCL ventured to Allendale on Sunday and repeated the diamond feat with a sweep.

The Lancers opened with a 3-2 win as Jordan Williams’ sacrifice fly scored Blake Outlaw with the winning run.

Williams had two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base.

Travis Shelley, who hurled two innings, was the winner, giving up no runs with a strikeout.

Starter Stuart Pound, who also was the designated hitter, had two hits. Kyle Towles also had two hits.

The Lancers completed the sweep with a 7-4 win.

Andrew Ansley, in four innings, surrendered three hits and allowed no runs and fanned two.

Ritchie Robinson worked an inning in scoreless relief with a strikeout.

Julian Steen and Casey Cooper each had a hit and drove in two runs.

The Lancers travel to Danville, Va., this weekend – Saturday and Sunday – for three games with Danville Community College.

USCL faces the Danville Knights in two games Saturday, one 9-inning game and a 7-inning game. On Sunday, the Lancers and Knights play a nine-inning game.

 USCL opened its season with a sweep of Stanly