Lakewood tops Johnsonville 8-1 to win Sonic Preseason tourney


LAKE CITY – The Lakewood High School varsity baseball team defeated Johnsonville 8-1 on Saturday to win the Sonic Preseason Tournament at the Lake City High field.

The Gators, who improved to 4-0 on the season, scored five runs in the second inning. Lathan Todd, Trent Frye, Cory Blackley and Chris Parrish each drove in a run in the frame. Frye and Parrish had doubles.

Frye went 2-for-3, while Tucker Chapman and Dalton Browder each had a double and Parrish added a 2-run single.

Chandler Hunter pitched four innings, allowing three hits and one run, to get the win. He struck out six and walked none.

On Friday in Lamar, LHS defeated Lamar 6-1. David Frey picked up the win, striking out five, while allowing three hits and one run in four innings. Browder threw three innings of relief.

Hunter and Parrish both had two hits.

Lugoff-Elgin 2

Sumter 1

LEXINGTON – Sumter High School lost to Lugoff-Elgin 2-1 on Sunday in the Naturchem Invitational at the Lexington High field.

Jacob Holladay pitched 6 1/3 innings for the Gamecocks, allowing five hits and one earned run. He also had SHS’ only hit.

Jackson Hoshour walked and moved up two bases on wild pitches before stealing home.

Sumter plays at Cane Bay on Wednesday.


Clarendon Hall 5

Dorchester 2

SUMMERTON – Clarendon Hall improved to 2-0 with a 5-2 victory over Dorchester Academy on Friday at the CH field.

Blane Kennard pitched four innings, striking out six and walking one, to get the win. TJ Curlee pitched two innings of relief.

Brantley Hodge went 3-for-4 to lead the Saints offensively. Kennard had two hits and two RBI and Christian Higbe had two hits.


Wilson Hall goes 2-3

FLORENCE – Wilson Hall went 2-3 in the Pee Dee Pitchoff held over the weekend at Freedom Florence.

The Lady Barons lost to Aynor 3-2 in their opening game. Drake Ives had a double and Liza Lowder had an RBI.

The Lady Barons then lost to Blythewood 6-1 in their opening game. Sydney Jarecki had a hit and an RBI.

WH followed it with a 15-0 win over Camden. Ives pitched four innings and struck out seven to get the win. Ellie Hunter pitched the final two innings. Jarecki had three hits, including two doubles and scored three runs. Carly Allred had three hits and Kathryn Sistare and Madison Sliwonik each scored three runs and Ives and Amelia Weston each had a double.

Wilson Hall lost to Carolina Academy 4-2. Allred scored two runs and Becka Noyes had a double.

The Lady Barons finished with a 4-2 win over East Clarendon. Ives hit a solo home run, and Hunter had two hits. Sliwonik had a double.

On Wednesday, WH opened its season with a 25-1 win over Hammond in three innings. Sliwonik had two hits, including a triple, and scored twice. Sistare had a triple, three RBI and scored three runs. Lowder had two hits and scored two runs, Ives had a double and two RBI, Allred scored three runs and had two RBI, Noyes had an RBI and three runs, Caitleigh Bryant had two RBI, Hunter and Jarecki scored three runs and Madison Elmore scored twice.