USCL Lancers

  • 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.
  • Lancers take three from Patriots in weekend series
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster took three of four games with Patrick Henry Community College (Va.) on Friday and Saturday at the Lancaster High School baseball field. The Lancers, 7-1, capped the series with a sweep of the Pats on Saturday after a split on Friday at the LHS field. Cordes Baker, in 1.1 innings of work, was the winner, with two strikeouts. David Pattison, who worked a third of an inning, had one strikeout.
  • Lancers launch season with sweep
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers had a super start on their 2016 baseball season with a series sweep of Catawba Valley Community College. The Lancers capped the 4-0 sweep with two wins Saturday, prevailing 6-4 and 12-11. On Saturday, the Lancers won, 7-6 and 8-2. In the series finale Sunday afternoon, USCL rallied from an early 2-1 deficit to take the two-run win at the Lancaster High baseball field.
  • Lancers looking for solid season
    Optimism abounds as the University of South Carolina Lancaster prepares to open its 2016 baseball season – the Lancers’ eighth overall campaign. USCL, 32-19 last spring, had a strong finish to cap 2015 under veteran coach Steve Williams, who has guided the team since its inception. The Lancers finished fourth in regular season play last year, but ignited in the Region X tournament in Burlington, N.C., where USCL captured the tournament title with four straight wins.
  • Scrimmages aplenty this week
    Robert Howey rhowey@thelancasternews.com Andrew Jackson head football coach C.J. Frye was encouraged after the Volunteers’ first scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Pelion High School in Lexington County. The Vols, seeking to bounce back after an 0-10 finish last season, made strides in the session with the host PHS Panthers and C.E. Murray. “Overall, I thought it went well,” Frye said. “As the scrimmage went along, we picked up the pace. We were more intense and played with intensity.