Tega Cay claims Little League district crown

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Tournament at Springdale Complex

By The Staff

Tega Cay defeated Fairfield 12-2 on Wednesday night to win the Little League North District Three all-star tournament at the Springdale Complex.

Tega Cay advances to play for the district championship against Irmo, with the first game at Tega Cay. The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation hosted the district tournament this week at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

The Lancaster County stars defeated Newport, 4-3 on Saturday to open play. Josh Hinson led the offense with two singles and a home run.

Nick Bowers pitched a solid game for LC. Bowers, Mathew Rivers and Hinson all scored for Lancaster.

The team played solid defense in the one-run win. In the second game of the day, Tega Cay defeated Lake Wylie Athletic Association 20-5.

Play Sunday featured Fairfield and Lancaster in a winners bracket game.

Fairfield won, 3-0.

Lancaster managed only two hits on the night as Fairfield hammered out seven.

In the losers’ bracket game, Lake Wylie defeated Newport, 3-1 to eliminate Newport.

On Monday, Tega Cay and Fairfield played in the winners’ bracket with Tega Cay winning, 5-2.

In a losers’ bracket game, Lancaster defeated Lake Wylie, 11-6.

Josh Hinson was the winning pitcher. Lancaster rapped out nine hits on the night.

Hinson had a single and a home run. Nick Bowers had four hits.

Lancaster played a solid game and everyone on the team chipped in for the win.

With the win, Lancaster advanced to an elimination game against Fairfield on Tuesday night. Lancaster took a 3-2 lead going into the top of the sixth inning.

Fairfield pushed across two runs with a home run to take a 4-3 lead going to the bottom of the sixth.

Lancaster mustered one baserunner in the inning on a walk and fell to Fairfield.

Nick Bowers pitched a great game for Lancaster, giving up eight hits. He struck out 11 and walked none. Justin Hinson had a strong game with a home run and a single. Lancaster played a strong defensive game, despite the loss with many different players contributing. The loss eliminated Lancaster from the double-elimination field.

The Lancaster stars were managed by Kris Self, who was assisted by Reid Bowers and Kelvin Hinson.

 “Lancaster fought hard and played a great tournament,” said Hal Hiott, the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation assistant director and youth baseball coordinator. “The Lancaster coaches, parents and fans did an outstanding job.”