Ozones still alive in play

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District championship to be determined today

Staff Reports


The Lancaster Ozone all-stars stayed alive in the Dixie Youth district baseball tournament with a 10-0 win over South Spartanburg on Monday night. The tournament is being played at Gandy Field in the Wylie Park Complex.

The 10-run win advanced Lancaster to the championship round today.

Three Lancaster pitchers teamed to toss a no-hitter in the win over the SS stars.

Christian Sinclair, who went two innings, struck out four and walked one.

Christian Joplin, in an inning of work, whiffed three and walked one.

Andrew Caskey, in an inning on the mound, struck out three.

Sinclair sparked the Lancaster offense with three hits – a single, a double and a home run, and five runs batted in. Trey Rollings drilled two hits and Evan Hardin slugged a two-run home run.

Joplin and Cooper Ledbetter each had a hit and drove in a run. Eric Hall, Ryan Griffin and Dylan Sistare each had a hit. Neil Taylor drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.

The Lancaster all-stars dropped a tough 3-2 loss to Rock Hill American in the second day of tournament play Sunday night.

Rock Hill American scored on a run on a passed ball to take the win over the Lancaster stars in seven innings.

Taylor, who worked 1.2 innings in relief, took the tough-luck loss. He struck out three and allowed two walks and no hits.

Hall, the Lancaster starter, went 5.1 innings and yielded two runs, two hits and three walks. He struck out 10 Rock Hill batters.

Griffin had a hit and Rollings had an RBI-double.

Rock Hill scored two runs in the first and the game was tied to the seventh inning, when Rock Hill tallied the winning run.

Lancaster opened the tournament with a 16-0 win over Lewisville in three innings Saturday afternoon. The Lancaster stars scored eight runs in the first inning, added eight more in the second and cruised to the lopsided win.

Griffin was the winning pitcher in two innings of work, striking out four. Rollings pitched an inning and fanned two with a walk.

Joplin and Hall led the offense with two hits each, including a home run, and drove in four runs. Spencer Funderburk had two doubles and drove in two runs.

Ledbetter rapped two hits. Rollings had a hit and drove in two runs.

Caskey homered and drove in two runs. Sinclair added a hit for the Lancaster stars.