For The Lancaster News
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.
The Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars opened play in the state tournament at the Lancaster High School baseball field, posting two solid wins.
The Lancaster stars rolled to a 19-2 win over Greer on Saturday and then downed Hilton Head, 11-1.
In the 10-run win over Hilton Head, Jordan Caroway was the team’s player of the game with two singles, a walk and a pair of stolen bases.
Lancaster held a 3-1 edge in the top of the fifth inning when Gabe Glover delivered a two-run single for a 5-1 lead to put Lancaster in charge.
Glover generated two singles in the win.
The Lancaster Dixie Darlings all-stars earned a bid to the world series in Georgetown, on July 27-Aug. 2 by capturing the state championship in Hanahan on Wednesday.
The all-stars claimed that right by winning five games during the five-day tournament, from July 7 to July 11.
Lancaster’s first win came July 7, when the girls defeated Midland Valley, 20-7.
On July 8, they lost to Aynor, 5-4.
Thursday night at Eggleton field, Lancaster Post 31 used a six-run fourth inning to spark a come-from-behind 14-4 win over Inman Post 45 in game two of the American Legion playoffs.
With Inman leading 4-1 going into the bottom of the sixth, P-31 center fielder Bobby Delly bolted a three-run home run to tie the game.
Tripp Rollings singled home Jonah Crenshaw to give P-31 the lead, 5-4. Tyler Rodgers drilled a two-run homer to make the score 7-4.
Lancaster scored four more runs in the fifth, keyed by Crenshaw and Colt Ellis’ run-scoring singles.
Mayor Joe Shaw has released an official proclamation officially honoring Saturday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 18, for the Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball State Tournament.
The tournament is at the Lancaster Bruins’ baseball field with host team Lancaster and seven other district teams.
The tournament will kick off today, July 13, with a shrimp boil prepared by Founders’ CEO Bruce Brumfield at the Fairway Room, 1821 Springs Club Road.
The shrimp boil is open to players, coaches, staff and sponsors.