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Bruins ignite, down Vols

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Late surge keys LHS in 10-3 victory

By The Staff

 

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The Lancaster Bruins used a late power surge to post a 10-3 win over county rival Andrew Jackson at Doomsday Corner on Wednesday night.

Lancaster led 5-1 after five and ignited for five runs in the sixth inning to take a 10-1 edge on the Vols.

LHS senior Brien Clyburn clouted a pair of two-run homers and drove in four runs to spark the Bruins.

Jonah Crenshaw also smashed a two-run home run and had two RBIs. Crenshaw also supplied a doubled to the LHS offense.

Winning pitcher Cody Cooper drilled a double and drove in three runs.

Khory Phillips and Wyatt Duncan each had a pair of hits. Gabe Glover and Grayson Snipes each had a hit.

Cooper, in a route effort, allowed three runs, eight hits and a walk. He struck out four.

D.J. McIlwain, who went two-thirds of an inning in relief, took the loss. He allowed two hits, three runs and four walks.

AJ starter Chandler Gardner pitched three frames and gave up two hits and a walk. Garrett Coates went 1.2 frames and yielded seven runs and seven hits.

Bobby Delly laced two hits to pace AJ. Tripp Rollings belted a RBI-double. Chandler Neal, Chandler Gardner, Eric Broughton, Kipp Rollings and McIlwain each had a hit for the Vols.

Lancaster, 8-5, 3-3, hosts Spartanburg in region play tonight at 7.

Lancaster fell to Gaffney, 9-3 in a region road baseball loss Tuesday night.

Gabe Glover, in 4.1 innings, took the loss, allowing five hits and six walks. Brady Collins worked 1.2 innings in relief.

LHS was also hampered by five errors.

Brien Clyburn homered for the Bruins. Grayson Snipes had a double and drove in a run. Wyatt Duncan, Andrew Ferguson and Marshall Jackson each had a hit for the Bruins.

LHS played in the Wheels Tournament in Rock Hill next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Jackets sting Warriors

Buford rolled to a 14-3 Region IV-AA baseball win over Indian Land in five innings at the Warriors’ field on Tuesday night.

Kholby Pate, the winner, went 2.1 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, four hits and two walks. He struck out four.

Kendall Knight, in 2.2 innings, yielded a run and two hits. He fanned three.

Austin Pate paced the Jackets’ attack with three hits, two runs and two RBIs. Kendrick Trapps had two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Jay Chambers contributed two hits, two stolen bases and scored three runs.

Kholby Pate drilled two hits and drove in a run. Cody Gordon generated a hit, RBI and scored a run. Kendall Knight rapped a hit and scored twice. Evan “Buck Shot” Flynn had a hit and drove in a run. Tripp Wright had a RBI. Matt Bayne and James Gardner each scored a run.

Justin Hayes and Doug Troyan each had two hits for the Warriors. Drew Williams and Chris Cantrell had one hit apiece.

Buford hosts Andrew Jackson tonight in a 6 p.m. region game.

The Jackets will play in the Founders Federal Credit Union Diamond Challenge in Cheraw on Monday and Tuesday. The field includes Andrew Jackson, Buford, Latta, Cheraw, Lamar and Great Falls.

 

Vols down Stallions

Andrew Jackson rebounded in Region IV-AA baseball play, taking a 13-0 win over Lee Central on Tuesday night.

The Vols after dropping their first region loss to Central came back to down the LC Stallions.

Daniel Faulkenberry hurled a one-hitter and fanned seven in notching the win in five frames. He allowed no walks.

Seth Graves, who had three hits including a double, led the Vols with four RBIs. Bobby Delly delivered three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs.

Chandler Neal smashed a triple to boost the Vols. Gavin Clyburn, Chandler Gardner and Tripp Rollings each had a hit and drove in a run.

AJ travels to Buford to face the rival Jackets tonight at 6.

Lady Jackets win

The Buford Lady Jackets improved to 10-3, 5-0 in region play, with a 7-3 softball win over Indian Land on Tuesday.

Carley Bailey was the winner, tossing a six-hitter. She struck out 12 and allowed two walks and three earned runs.

Bailey had three doubles and drove in a run. Hannah Knight supplied three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs. She scored two runs and had a stolen base.

Mikayla Hannah had two hits, including a double.

Erica Blackmon, Courtney Ackerman and Kelsi Moser each had a hit. Blackmon tallied two runs and drove in two runs.

Cassidy Barton, Keri Beard and Diana Kirkley each scored a run for the Lady Jackets.

Buford downed Cheraw in region softball play, taking a 9-2 win.

Ashley Lloyd led the Lady Jackets with two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs. Carson Mehaffey had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run. Carley Bailey had two hits, two walks, scored two runs and drove in a run.

Hannah Knight rapped a double, drove in a run and scored twice. Kelsi Moser had a hit and drove in a run.

Courtney Ackerman had a hit, RBI and scored a run.

Mikayla Hannah walked, had a RBI and scored a run. Daphne Honeycutt walked and scored a run. Peyton Hovis scored a run.

Bailey hurled the win, going six innings and allowing two hits, two walks and two runs. She fanned seven.

Lady Bruins zap York

The Lancaster Lady Bruins rebounded in a big way, rolling to a 14-2 home win over York on Wednesday.

LHS was coming off an 8-7 region loss to Gaffney.

Senior hurler Erin Walker, in five frames, struck out seven and allowed two runs, four hits, a walk and hit a batter.

Katy Ghent led the LHS girls with two hits, including a double, two RBIs and scored twice.

Pagan Glenn and Erika Willis each had two hits and tallied a run.

Claire Brown drilled a double, drove in three runs, scored twice and walked.

Ariana Ealy had a hit, scored two runs, drove in two runs, walked twice and had a sacrifice fly.

Elizabeth Gaston doubled, scored a run and drove in a run.

“The girls really came together tonight and everyone was up and having fun,” LHS coach Kim Perry said. “They played great defensively and had a good offensive game. We have struggled with our hitting all year and hopefully we are starting to turn this around.”

Gaffney edges LHS

Gaffney defeated Lancaster 8-7 in a Region III-AAAA softball game at the LHS field Tuesday night.

GHS held an 8-4 lead and held on in the seventh when the Lady Bruins ignited for three runs.

Erin Walker took the loss in seven innings, allowing 15 hits and a walk. She fanned three.

Elizabeth Gaston led the offense with two hits, including a home run, three RBIs, a walk and scored a run. Claire Brown had two hits, including a double, a RBI and scored twice.

Walker supplied a hit, scored a run and drove in a run. T’Aria Ingram had a hit, tallied a run, drove in a run and walked. Katy Ghent had a hit, walk and scored a run.

Pagan Glenn drilled a double, scored a run and drew a walk.

Lady Bruins win

The Lancaster High School girls soccer team built a 6-0 halftime spread and rolled to a 10-0 region win over Gaffney on Tuesday night.

Sedona Smith led the LHS girls, 10-1, 3-1, with two goals and an assist. Mary Beth White, Frances Whitesides and Brooke Humphrey each scored two goals. Tyson Blanton and Haley Kee each scored a goal. Mallory Blackmon notched two assists.

Brittany Aycock, Hannah Knight, Ashley Cauthen, White and Blanton each added an assist.

The LHS boys fell in their region road clash with GHS, dropping a 1-0 defeat.

IL booters blank AJ

The Indian Land Warriors’ soccer team upped their record to 8-3, 2-0, with a 3-0 win over Andrew Jackson High on Tuesday night.

Nick Outen tallied three goals in the IL win. Outen was assisted by Will Medlock, Eric Sandor and Anthony Cutrone.

Trevor Hoxworth and Jake Barton teamed for the shutout. Hoxworth had two saves and Barton added four.

AJ’s Ryan Burgess had six saves.

The Warriors had 19 shots on goal to eight for the Vols, 4-4-4, 2-1 in region play.

IL downs Cavs

Indian Land topped Richland Northeast 6-1 in a non-region soccer match on Monday at RNE.

Nick Outen tallied four goals and had an assist. Elijah Roberts and Anthony Cutrone each scored a goal for IL. Will Medlock tallied four assists.

Indian Land had 18 shots on goal to nine for RNE. Jake Barton had four saves and Trevor Hoxworth posted two.

Lady Vols prevail

Andrew Jackson’s Bree Morgan and Leah Kennington each scored two goals to pace the AJ Lady Vols to a 4-2 win over third-ranked Indian Land.

Morgan scored two goals in the first half to spark the Lady Vols to a 3-1 lead at the break.

Shalyn Dougherty and Kayla Groll, assisted by Kelsey Groll, each scored for the Lady Warriors.

Crystal Hayes had nine saves for AJ, while Bella Mia had five saves for IL.

LHS golfers win

The Lancaster High golf team captured a three-way match with York and Rock Hill.

The LHS golfers posted a 173 to top York’s 180 and RHHS’s 197. Dalton Bradley took medalist honors with a 39.

Bradley was followed by Michael Williams’ 43 and Evan Faile’s 44. David Jacobs posted a 47 and Mark Lathan had a 49. Scottie Walker shot a 58.

On Tuesday, the Bruins were second in a match with Northwestern and Nation Ford.

NWHS and NFHS each shot a 159 to the Bruins’ 169.

Dalton Bradley led LHS with a 39 and David Jacobs shot a 42. Michael Williams had a 43 and Evan Faile posted a 45.

Mark Lathan’s 47 and Scottie Walker’s 53 rounded out the LHS scores.

AJ golfers win

Andrew Jackson defeated county and region rival Buford, 163-190 in high school golf on Monday at the Kershaw Golf Club.

Vols’ golfer Luke Pittman paced AJ with a 37. Other AJ scores were Tyler Bowers, who shot a 39, along with Jacob Bailey’s 42 and Logan Sowell’s 45. Emily Cox also had a 45.

Buford was led by Garrett Crenshaw’s 42. Griggs Griffin followed with a 44. Jake Griffin carded a 51 and Matt Crenshaw posted a 53 as did Kris Self.

Buford jayvees win

The Buford junior varsity golf team posted a win in a three-way golf match with Indian Land and Lancaster on Tuesday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

Kyle Catoe led BHS, which had a 219,  with a 52 for medalist honors. Other Junior Jacket scores were Kris Self 54, Josh Vincent 56 and Tucker Griffin 57.

Lancaster was second with a 233. Carly Funderburk led LHS with a 53. Zack Catoe shot a 56, while Griffin Baker and T.J. Rhoney each posted a 62.

IL scores were Greg Wagner 60, Dakota Brigman 63, Nick Shaheen 69 and Dylan Shoeppner 70.