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Morris has strong season for Wolfpack

By Barbara Boxleitner
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 7/16/19

Logan Morris earned a starting role in her first season playing for the North Carolina State University softball team.

The Thomas Sumter Academy graduate transferred there after one season at USC …

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Morris has strong season for Wolfpack

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Logan Morris earned a starting role in her first season playing for the North Carolina State University softball team.

The Thomas Sumter Academy graduate transferred there after one season at USC Upstate, where she led the Atlantic Sun Conference with 47 runs batted and was a unanimous selection to the conference All-Freshman Team.

The sophomore started all 57 games she played for the Wolfpack and had a .263 batting average with 12 home runs and 30 runs batted in, both second on the team. The third baseman finished with a .953 fielding percentage in 148 chances.

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Thomas Sumter graduate Josie Reed played 48 games for North Greenville University and started 47 in her freshman season. The second baseman hit .266 with one home run and 14 RBI. She had a .949 fielding percentage in 136 chances.

Also from Thomas Sumter, freshman Carmen Silvester batted .250 in 16 games, including 12 starts. She had two home runs and five RBI. The third baseman had a .980 fielding percentage in 49 chances.

East Clarendon High alumna Gracen Watts started 15 of the 24 games she played for Western Carolina University and hit .167.

Bishopville resident Christian Welch hit .143 in six games for Lees-McRae College. The freshman played primarily in the outfield.

Men's golf

Sumter High graduate Jon Weiss Jr. tied for second in the Tega Cay event on the SwingThought Tour National Series. The James Madison University product shot 136 (68-68) to earn $4,172.50. As of July 14, he ranked 28th on the money list of the GPro Tour, with $6,072.50 from five events. He won a GPro event in Denver, N.C., to collect $3,700.

Former Sumter resident Dalton Ward shot 269 (69-68-67-65) to tie for 20th at the Windsor Championship. The 28-year-old earned $2,035.

Past Gamecock Cody Clepper teamed with Matt Mularkey to reach the round of 16 in the Carolinas Four-Ball Championship. He competed for Limestone College.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@gmail.com.