The Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors baseball all-stars, the S.C. state champions, produced a fifth-place finish in the 12-team World Series in Guntersville, Ala.
Georgia, which handed Lancaster its two losses in the double-elimination tournament, ended the local stars’ Series title hopes with an 11-3 win Monday night.
Lancaster Post 31 remained alive in the American Legion baseball state tournament, taking a 5-1 win over Union Post 22 Sunday, July 29.
Tripp Rollings, the winning Lancaster hurler, combined with Kendall Knight to hurl a four-hitter. Rollings, in six frames, allowed three hits and struck out six. He walked four. Knight, in three innings, allowed a hit and fanned two.
Brien Clyburn led the Lancaster offense with two hits. Bobby Delly had a hit and scored three runs. Jonah Crenshaw had a hit, RBI and scored twice. Tyler Rodgers supplied a hit and drove in a run.
The Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars, the South Carolina state champion, rebounded to stay alive in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series in Guntersville, Ala., on Sunday.
Lancaster, down 2-1, rallied for two runs in the seventh and a 3-2 win over Alabama.
Grayson Snipes’ sacrifice fly to deep center field scored Jason Dobbins with what proved to be the winning run.
Earlier in the inning, Dobbins doubled home Brayden Carnes to tie the game. Carnes was running for Jordan Brock, who reached on a hit.
Sun City Carolina Lakes swimmer Fred Ruppenthal is just getting better with age.
The 78-year-old won six gold medals in the Beaufort County Senior Games in Bluffton on Nov. 1, 2011, two of them in events he doesn’t usually swim in.
“They are beautiful medals, with a torch on the front,” he said.
Ruppenthal, who has dominated the state’s senior swimming scene since he moved here in 2007, won four freestyle events and two backstroke events.
Here are his results:
Lancaster Post 31 fell in its opening game of the American Legion state baseball tournament, dropping a 4-1 loss to Goose Creek at Greenwood's Nave Stadium on Saturday morning.
Lancaster, 21-9, snapped a scoreless draw in the sixth when Tripp Rollings’ RBI-hit scored Bobby Delly who had singled and stole second.
Goose Creek came back to score two unearned runs in the sixth and a pair in the eighth to take the three-run win.
The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars rallied for a 6-5 win over Sumter to stay unbeaten in the state tournament in Bluffton on Tuesday night.
Jamias Shropshire singled home Justin Jones in the bottom of the eighth to lift Lancaster to the one-run win.
Andrew Caskey opened the eighth with a hit and Jones entered as a pinch runner for Caskey. Jones moved to second on a passed ball and then third when Ryan Griffin put down a bunt.
That set the stage for Shropshire, who delivered the game-winning hit, his second hit of the night.
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.