Opening round pairings for the S.C. American Legion state tournament are set.
Lancaster Post 31 will open play Saturday with a 9 a.m. clash with Goose Creek at Dolny Stadium at Lander University.
The Lancaster vs. Goose Creek game is one of two games set for a 9 a.m. start Saturday.
West Columbia faces Greer at Greenwood Post 20’s John Nave Stadium at 9.
The second session of play begins at 7 p.m. Saturday when Greenwood Post 20 meets Sumter at Nave Stadium.
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Although the July 21 race at Lancaster Motor Speedway was rained out, it did not stop the racing action for some drivers, who traveled to Sumter Speedway in Sumter and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney.
Down to its final strike, Lancaster Post 31 struck for two runs to earn a 9-8 win over Greenwood Post 20 to capture a berth in the upcoming American Legion baseball state tournament in Greenwood. Lancaster’s comeback win gave P-31 the second-round series win, 3-2.
P-31, 21-8, trailed 8-6 going to the ninth inning at Greenwood’s John Nave Stadium.
Age division titles and all-star berths will be decided at the annual Roy Small Junior Championship golf tournament Monday and Tuesday at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.
Winners will earn double points and the chance to represent the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association all-stars in the state tournament next month.
The Lancaster chapter capped its regular-season Monday, July 16 when it played at the Kershaw Golf Club.
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Greenwood built an early lead and held on for a 6-3 win over Lancaster to take a 2-1 series edge in the best-of-five American Legion baseball Upper State second-round playoffs Friday night.
Post 20, which had a 10-game win streak snapped in a 10-7 game two loss to Lancaster on Thursday night, rebounded for the three-run win.
Game four was played in Lancaster on Saturday night when the game was completed after The News’ deadline for the Sunday paper.
Greenwood Post 20 took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five American Legion baseball second-round series with a 3-0 win over Lancaster on Tuesday night at John Nave Field.
Greenwood, 18-4, scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth and added a single run in the seventh for all the runs it needed.
The Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars are Bama-bound.
The Lancaster stars, ages 15-17, capped a 5-0 tournament run, capturing the state championship at the Lancaster High School baseball field Wednesday night.
Lancaster Post 31 built a 7-2 lead and held on to even the best-of-five American Legion baseball Upstate title series at 1-1 with a 10-7 win over Greenwood Post 20 at Eggleton Field on Thursday night.
Devin Rodgers led the P-31 offense with four hits, three RBIs and scored a run. Tripp Rollings drilled three hits, including a two-run homer.
Colt Ellis added two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Tyler Rodgers supplied two hits.
Jonah Crenshaw and Trey Payne each produced a hit and drove home a run.
American Lancaster Post 31 defeated Inman Post 45, 7-3, Sunday night at Eggleton Field to advance to the second round of the American Legion playoffs.
With Lancaster leading 1-0 going into the bottom of the third, pitcher Brien Clyburn helped himself by slugging a two-run home run to extend Lancaster’s lead to 3-0.
“Inman came in with all the momentum and we needed to get the lead early to set the tone,” said coach Quinton Rodgers.
Post 31 got runs in the fifth and sixth innings on Trey Payne and Tripp Wright RBI singles.