USCL Lancers

  • USCL Lancers go 2-2 in SMC series
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team split a Region X four-game series with Spartanburg Methodist College at SMC over the weekend. The Pioneers rallied for a 12-8 win to cap the series on Saturday. SMC took advantage of six walks in the sixth to spark a nine-run rally after USCL held a 7-3 lead. Ryan Mason paced the Lancers with three hits and five RBIs. Mason blasted a pair of two-run homers and unloaded a solo shot for USCL.
  • Lancers split Region X series with Titans
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team, 21-10, capped a series split with Region X foe Guilford Tech with a 10-0 win over the Titans on Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field. Cordes Baker, in the five-inning game halted by the 10-run mercy rule, hurled a two-hitter for the USCL shutout. He struck out eight and allowed no walks with a hit batter.
  • Lancers lash 22 hits in 21-1 win over Limestone
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers drilled 22 hits in a 21-1 road baseball win over the Limestone College junior varsity in Gaffney on Tuesday. Ryan Mason triggered the USCL offense with four hits – three singles and a double – and drove in four runs. Tyler Ackard had four hits and a RBI. Evan Edwards rapped three hits and two RBIs. Samuel Blalock rapped two hits, including a three-run home run, and drove in five runs.
  • Lancers post three wins over Bulldogs
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers opened NJCAA Region X baseball play, taking three of four wins over Pitt Community College (N.C.) over the weekend. USCL, 18-8, highlighted the series finale with an 8-5 comeback win over the PCC Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field. The Lancers ignited for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to gain the three-run win. Ryan Mason’s three-run home run gave USCL a 7-5 lead and Christian Cain belted a solo homer for the 8-5 edge.
  • Lancers drop two of three to Mustangs
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers dropped two of three games with the Monroe College Mustangs of New Rochelle, N.Y., in recent action at the Lancaster High School baseball field. The Lancers, 15-7, dropped the series finale, losing 9-3 to Monroe College on Friday night. Thomas DuRant, 2-1, took the loss in 4.1 innings of work. He allowed six runs, four hits, four walks and four earned runs. He fanned four. Trey Sowell went 1.1 innings and yielded an earned run, a walk and three hits. He whiffed one.
  • Lancers sweep Junior Crusaders
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers posted a road sweep of the Belmont Abbey University junior varsity baseball team to improve to 14-5 on the season on Tuesday night. The Lancers, extending a four-game win streak, took the opener, 15-2 behind a 15-hit attack at the Junior Crusaders’ field. In the nightcap, USCL posted an 8-5 victory. Christian Cain led the nine-hit Lancers’ offense with two hits, four RBIs, a walk and scored a run.
  • Lancers go 2-2 in Pepsi Invitational
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team rebounded from an 0-2 start to notch two wins Sunday to cap play in the Pepsi Invitational at Francis Marion University in Florence. The Lancers, 12-5, posted two shutouts Sunday, prevailing 11-0 over Potomac State and 10-0 over Wake Tech of Raleigh, N.C. Walt Ballentine, in the win over WT, led the 10-hit USCL attack with two hits and three RBIs. Jonathan Sabo and Ryan Knowles each had two hits. Evan Edwards, Christian Cain and Samuel Blalock each had a hit and drove in a run. Evan Flynn added a hit.
  • Laps for Lancers set March 19
    The annual Laps for Lancers 5K, 10K and mile fun run is slated for March 19 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Hubbard Drive at 8 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Educational Foundation of USC Lancaster. Participants can register online at jackrabbittiming.com, or in person Friday, March 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 at the Carole Ray Dowling Building on the USC Lancaster campus. The entry fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt, goody bag and pancake breakfast.
  • Lancers take two from Bobcats
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers improved to 10-3 on the baseball season, taking two of three games at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Ga., over the weekend. The Lancers capped the series with a 5-1 win behind pitcher Linc Powell, who hurled a complete game for the win Sunday. Powell tossed a four-hitter and fanned five. He allowed a walk, an earned run and hit a batter. Samuel Blalock’s three-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Lancers their four-run cushion.
  • Lancers split twin bill with Saints
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split a baseball twin bill with the Limestone junior varsity, with USCL taking the nightcap, 15-5 in six frames. Former Central High pitcher Trey Sowell posted his first win, going two frames and fanning four. Cordes Baker worked four innings and allowed five runs, a hit, three walks and hit two batters. Baker whiffed four. Evan Edwards led the Lancers’ 13-hit attack with three doubles and three RBIs.