Lakewood softball smashes Lake City 10-0


The Lakewood softball team cruised to a 10-0 region win over Lake City on Friday.

The Lady Gators got out to a relatively slow start, holding a 1-0 lead through two innings of play. Their bats came to life in the third, smacking in three runs before scoring another run in the fourth, two more in the fifth and three more in the sixth to finish off the 10-0 win.

Autumn Gibbons led the offense, going 3-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Anna Grace Fowler added three hits, three runs, an RBI and a walk in the win.

Hannah Pack earned the win in the circle, allowing just three hits while pitching a complete game. She struck out two batters. She was also 1-2 with an RBI and a walk at the plate.



The Clarendon Hall softball team cruised past Holly Hill 17-0 on Friday.

The Lady Saints were powered by a pair of six-run innings, as well a four runs in the top of the first. They needed just four innings to get the win.

Mandy Wells had three hits and drove in three runs, while Maggie Harrington had four hits with three RBIs. Autumn Osteen added another tree hits for the Lady Saints, while Olivia Wilson drove in a pair of runs.

Calli Yount pitched a complete game in the win, allowing two hits and striking out nine.



The Sumter softball team fell to Conway 5-4, coming just short of a comeback.

Conway took an early 2-0 lead in the first before both teams pushed one across in the second. The Gamecocks tied the game with a pair of runs in the fourth, before Conway retook the lead with two of their own in the fifth. Sumter was able to score once in the seventh, but couldn't find the game-tying run in the 5-4 loss.

Sumter outhit Conway 9-5 with Mylah Ardis and Hannah DuRant leading the way with two hits apiece. DuRant also drove in two runs in the loss.

Lillie Ivey took the loss for Sumter. She pitched a complete game with only two of the five runs she allowed being earned. She struck out six and allowed five hits, including a home run.



A close ballgame between Crestwood and Marlboro County quickly turned into a blowout on Friday with the Lady Knights falling 14-2.

Crestwood and Marlboro County were tied at two heading into the fourth inning before Marlboro ripped off three consecutive big innings. They scored three in the fourth, four in the fifth and five in the sixth to put the game way.

Maliah Wright took the loss for Crestwood, pitching a complete game. She allowed 12 hits and struck out two. She led Crestwood at the dish, going 2-2 with a home run.




The Laurence Manning baseball team need just five innings to roll to a 10-0 win over Florence Christian on Friday.

The Swampcats scored two in the first, three in the second and four in the third to put the game out of reach before tacking on one final run in the fifth.

Austin Geddings led the offense with three hits and three RBIs, while drawing a walk. Mickey Jordan and Brandt Reynolds each drove in a pair of runs in the win.

LMA pitched a two-hit shutout with three pitchers. Henry Durant and Jackson Campbell each allowed one hit in two innings of work. Durant struck out two and Campbell struck out four. Bryce Acord added a hitless inning for LMA.



The Wilson Hall baseball team, powered by a seven-run first inning, rolled past Trinity Collegiate 11-1 on Friday.

Tyler Jones, Jones Deschamps and Williams Reese each drove in two runs in the win, while Tate Sistare and Connor Breen each added an RBI.

Jes Schwedler earned the win, pitching four innings of one-hit ball. He didn't allow a run and struck out four. Clark Kinney closed out the victory, allowing one unearned run and striking out three.



The Lee Academy baseball team needed just three innings to smack in 17 runs in a blowout 17-0 win over Palmetto Christian on Friday.

Everyone in the lineup either drove in or scored a run. Hunter Arledge and Hampton Gaskins each drove in three runs and had two hits, while Drew Nix drove in a pair and scored twice on two hits.

Logan Arrants earned the win, surrendering just two hits on three innings. He struck out three. Cole Thompson came in and pitched a hit-less inning with a strikeout to finish the victory.



The Lakewood baseball team collapsed in the seventh inning against Lake City, turning a 3-3 ballgame into a 13-4 defeat.

The game was locked in a 3-3 tie heading into the seventh, but the Gator bullpen collapsed, allowing 10 runs in the top of the inning. The Lakewood offense had no response, scoring once before the game came to a close.

Mason Love had a solid outing, allowing three runs on five hits while in five and two-thirds innings. Ian Fitzpatrick pitched one shutout inning, but Peyton Frye and James Wylie struggled. The pair each allowed five earned runs while combining to get one out.

BJ Balls, Ian Weber and James Parrish each drove in Lakewood runs.



Clarendon Hall held a 1-0 lead for three innings, but could've overcome a five-run fourth from Holly Hill in an 8-2 loss.

After Holly Hill went off for five runs in the fourth, they added two more in the fifth. Each team would score once in the sixth before Holly Hill closed out the win.

Jon McIntosh led Clarendon Hall with two hits. The Saints only managed four hits in the loss. Kylic Horton drove in one of the two CH runs.

Kaleb Lee, Cale Reynolds and Hayden Griffin split time on the mound in the loss.






The Sumter baseball team lost a pair of games over the weekend, falling to Conway 8-3 in region action on Friday before suffering a 9-1 loss to Lugoff-Elgin on Saturday.

The Gamecocks stayed in Friday's game early, trailing just 4-3 through three innings. Conway kept rolling with runs in the fourth and fifth before adding two more in the sixth, while the Sumter offense ran dry.

Sean Rouse led the offense by going 2-3 with two RBIs and a run. Chase Denton added two hits and an RBI in the loss.

Sam Ackerman, Clayton Goff and Denton split time on the mound in the loss. Denton took the loss, allowing four runs, only one of which was earned, in two innings.

The Gamecocks then managed just three hits on Saturday, two of which came from Ackerman.

Chandler Richardson took the loss to L-E, allowing six runs on six hits in three innings. Pate Merchant and Alex Goins also saw the mound in the loss.