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USCL Lancers

  • Lancers top Pfeiffer JVs in 19-14 game
    Sometimes, a final baseball score can be deceptive. Take the USC Lancaster Lancers’ 19-14 win over the Pfeiffer University Falcons junior varsity team Wednesday at Doomsday Corner. Thirty-three wins usually indicate a slugfest, but this one wasn’t, as USCL improved its record to 27-14. “We had a bullpen day to give everyone an inning or two to get some work in. And a couple of the guys had a bad outing,” said Lancers baseball coach Nick Calhoun.
  • Lancers split at Surry
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split a twin bill with Surry College in Dobson, N.C., on Saturday. Game three in the series, set for Sunday, was rained out. In the nightcap Saturday, Surry edged USCL, 7-5. Tyler Fox, who worked three innings and allowed six earned runs, took the loss. Todd Mattox belted a solo home run for the Lancers. On Saturday, USCL edged Surry, 3-2.
  • Lancers split at Catawba Valley CC
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split a twin bill with Catawba Valley Community College on Wednesday in Hickory, N.C. The Lancers, 25-13, 10-10 in region play, dropped the opener, 12-2, but rebounded for a 4-2 win in the nightcap. In the Lancers’ two-run win, Ethan Martinez went 6.2 innings for the win and struck out five. Hunter Helms led the USCL offense with two hits, including a double, with a RBI. Jonny Watts rapped two hits and drove in a run. Todd Mattox also had a pair of hits in the Lancers’ win.
  • Lancers fall to Stingers
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers dropped four games in Region X baseball play at Florence Darlington Technical College over the weekend. The Lancers, 24-12, 10-10 in region play, fell twice on Saturday and lost a pair Sunday. In the nightcap Sunday, the Lancers dropped an 8-2 loss to the FDTC Stingers. Michael Nunez hurled four innings, allowing six earned runs with a strikeout. Johnny Watts had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Walker McDowell also had two hits in the game.
  • USCL Lancers split four games with USC Sumter Fire Ants
    The USC Lancaster Lancers baseball team split a four-game home series with USC Sumter over the weekend at the Lancaster High School baseball field. The Lancers, 24-8, 10-6 in Region X play, dropped a pair of one-run games to cap the series Sunday. USC Sumter edged USCL 6-5 as Michael Lewis took the loss in two innings of relief work, giving up three earned runs. Tyler Fox went six frames and allowed three earned runs with four strikeouts. Todd Mattox led the offense with two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs.
  • Lancers split with Bantams
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split a four-game series with USC Union over the weekend at the Timken Complex in Union. The Lancers, 21-6 overall, improved to 8-4 in NJCAA Region X baseball play. USCL capped the four-game series – two games Saturday and a pair Sunday – with a 14-2 win over the Bantams in five innings on Sunday afternoon. Griffin Jester, who worked three innings and gave up one earned run, was the winner. Todd Mattox led the USCL offense with two hits and drove in a run.
  • Lancers host Indians for Region X weekend series
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers launch NJCAA Region X baseball play Saturday afternoon when they host USC Salkehatchie Indians. The four-game series features two doubleheaders at the LHS baseball field. Game one each day – Saturday and Sunday – is set to begin at 1 p.m. “We have created some key momentum heading into Region X play, and we have to keep it going,” Lancers coach Nick Calhoun said. “We have been boosted by strong pitching, key hitting and our solid defense.
  • USCL Lancers sweep Knights
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers are on a diamond roll. USCL, with a four-game weekend sweep, pushed its mark to 9-2 with four straight wins over the Community College of Baltimore County (Maryland) – Essex Knights. The Lancers capped the series with a 6-4 win over CCBC-Essex on Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field. Chase Swygert, 2-0, hurled the win in 3.2 innings of work. He allowed a hit and fanned one.
  • Lancers sweep Rams in weekend series in home opener
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers swept Southeastern Community College Whiteville, N.C., in their 2019 home baseball opener over the weekend at the Lancaster High School baseball field. The Lancers, 5-2, opened the three-game series – one Saturday and two Sunday – with a 5-4 win and two wins – 8-5, 15-7 – on Sunday afternoon. In the eight-run win over the Rams, Michael Nunez, one of five USCL pitchers used, was the winner. He worked two innings and struck out four.
  • Lancers split in weekend series
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their season-opening weekend baseball series with a 2-1 win over Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh on Sunday afternoon. The Lancers’ one-run win gave USCL a split of the four-game weekend series. Bobby Crisp led the USCL offense with a hit and two RBIs. Todd Mattox had two hits. USCL pitcher Michael Lewis, the former Buford High School standout, went five innings and allowed an earned run and struck out five.