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Andrew Jackson edged county foe Indian Land, 8-6 in Conference IV-AA baseball action Tuesday night at the Vols’ field.
Adam Eubanks, 1-1, worked five frames for the win, allowing two runs, one earned run, two walks, six hits and hit a batter. He struck out four.
Chandler Gardner, who hurled 1.2 innings, notched the save. He yielded an earned run, two hits and two walks. Gardner struck out two. Tanner Gardner worked a third of an inning and allowed a walk and a hit.
Drew Williams took the loss.
D.J. McIlwain and Tyler Rodgers paced the AJ attack with a single, double and three RBIs each. Adam Eubanks drilled two hits and drove in a run. Sidney Watson added a pair of hits for AJ.
Williams led the Warriors’ attack with a single, double and drove in a run. Connor Butler supplied two hits and drove in a run.
Chris Cantrell had a hit and drove in two runs. Doug Troyan, Justin Hayes, Jimmy Locklear and Korry Alvey each had a hit for IL.
Bruins fall twice
Lancaster, 1-4, dropped a 5-1 loss to Class AAA foe Nation Ford on Wednesday night.
Richie Robinson, who worked four innings, took the loss. C.D. Pelham worked three frames in relief.
Scott Mathis led the Bruins’ offense with a triple, single and drove in a run. Jonah Crenshaw had a double, single and scored a run to aid the LHS offense.
On Monday, the Bruins dipped to 0-2 in region play with a 2-1 road loss to Spartanburg.
The Vikings tallied an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh to take the win.
Bruins’ sophomore right-hander Gabe Glover, 0-2, took the tough-luck loss in a route job, allowing five hits and two walks. He fanned three.
“Gabe had an impressive outing, matching Spartanburg’s Brandon Landrie nearly pitch for pitch,” LHS coach Brett Blackmon said.
Scott Mathis, Khory Phillips and Eric Mojica each had a hit for LHS. Dalton Johnson tallied a run.
Lancaster hosts Clover tonight in region play.
RV tops Lady Bruins, 2-1
The Lady Bruins soccer team rebounded from a disappointing showing against region foe Spartanburg with a solid game against old rival Ridge View on Wednesday.
The Bruins completely controlled the match in all categories except the final tally in the 2-1 loss. LHS had five corners to one for RV. LHS had 15 shots on goal to RV’s three.
Most of the match was played at the RV side of the field, however, the Bruins were unable to find the back of the net.
Lena Pringle, with an assist from Sarah DeVenny at the 15-minute mark of the second half, tallied.
The Lady Bruins pushed hard to get the game winner, but were unable to finish with a win.
“There are matches like these sometimes where one team completely dominates, but is unable to finish. RV used its opportunities wisely and attacked successfully when we were pushing hard for the winner. Sometimes when you are in a total offensive mode transitions by opponents catch you and such was the case tonight,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said.
Sylvia noted he was proud of the effort of Frances Whitesides, Lena Pringle, Sarah DeVenny, Morgan Gardner, Mallory Blackmon, Ashley Cauthen, Mary Beth White, and Tarah Tipton for their hustle and determination.
“If the effort and intensity continues, good results will be around the corner,” Sylvia said.
IL tops Chester
The Indian Land Lady Warriors opened regular-season play with a 9-0 win over Chester at CHS.
The IL girls forged a 4-0 halftime lead on the way to the win.
Julia Greiner scored three goals to lead IL. Emma Gladu tallied two goals and had three assists. Raquel Addamo scored twice. Shalyn Dougherty and Hannah Shoemaker each scored a goal. Dougherty had two assists and Shoemaker notched one.
IL had 33 shots on goal to five for Chester. The Lady Warriors also had five corner kicks to one for CHS.
Kaitlin Lusk posted five saves and notched the shutout.
AJ tops BHS golfers
Buford fell to Andrew Jackson, 162-188 in a golf match at the Lancaster Golf Club on Wednesday afternoon.
AJ’s Jacob Bailey and Luke Pittman each shot a 39 to earn medalist honors.
Tanner Threatt shot a 41 and Bailey Stroud carded a 43 for the Vols.
Jalen Terry led BHS with a 41. He was followed by Garrett Crenshaw 44, Brandon Watts 45 and Hunter McKeown with a 58.
In a three-way match on Monday, Great Falls topped the field which included Buford and Indian Land.
GFHS shot a 165, followed by Buford with a 168 and IL’s 198.
Buford’s Garrett Crenshaw and Jalen Terry each shot a 37 to share medalist honors.
Brandon Watts posted a 45 and Griggs Griffin had a 49 for the Jackets.
Great Falls was led by Jordan Hinson and Josh Paysure who each had a 39. Sam Jesse carded a 43 and Brennon Lipscomb shot a 44.
Indian Land was led by Clay Holcomb’s 47. Parker Whittaker and George Morris each shot a 49 and David Venditti carded a 52.