High school roundup: Nation Ford beats Chester in Class AAA playoff baseball game

May 1, 2012 

Kyle Whitman and Clay Hunt each got a pair of hits and drove in one run to lead Nation Ford to a 5-3 win Monday over Chester in an elimination game in the Class AAA baseball playoffs.

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Cole Avery, Tyler Borland (6), and Justin Johnson. Trent Autry, Preston Kirk (7) and Preston Kirk, Trent Autry (7). WP - Cole Avery (5-3). LP - Trent Autry.

Leading hitters: Nation Ford - Kyle Whitman 2-3, 2B, RBI; Clay Hunt 2-3, 2B, RBI; Chester - Chase Williford 2-3, 2B.

Records: Nation Ford 15-11.

Softball

Katie Chappell tossed a complete game and Jessica Roth blasted a home run to lead Blythewood to a 5-0 win over Northwestern in an elimination game in the Class AAAA playoffs.

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Kori Wancheck and Rachel Marion; Katie Chappell and Bailey Newman. WP - Chappell (13-4). LP - Wancheck (10-7). 2B - Ellen Cordova (B). HR - Jessica Roth (B).

Leading hitters: Blythewood - Lori Owens 2-3, Roth 1-3, HR; Northwestern - Kori Wancheck 3-3.

Records: Northwestern 15-12, Blythewood 22-6

• Elizabeth Edmunds pitched a complete game and Madison Tepfenhart got three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs to lead Clover to an 8-4 win over Byrnes in an elimination game in the Class AAAA playoffs.

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Reagan Messanger and Lauren Ward; Elizabeth Edmunds and Madison Tepfenhart. WP - Edmunds (18-8). LP - Messanger. 2B - Blake Wallert , Brooke Rhinehardt (C), Malibu Gaston, Kate Brummett (B). 3B - Marisa Harkey (C), Casy Owen (B). HR - Madison Tepfenhart (C).

Leading hitters: Byrnes - Caroline Shinn 2-3, Brooke Beider 2-3; Clover - Madison Tepfenhart 3-3, 3 RBI; Blake Wallert 2-3, RBI, 2RS; Marisa Harkey 2-3, 2 RS, Emily Robinson 2-4, 2RBI.

Record: Clover 17-9

• Mallory Kimbrell pitched a complete game and Mara White highlighted the offense with a grand slam as Chester topped Fort Mill 7-1 to stay alive in the Class AAA playoffs.

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K. Finn, A. Rich (6) and L. Hall; Mallory Kimbrell and Connor Tamblingson. WP - Mallory Kimbrell. LP - Finn.

Leading hitters: Chester - Michaela Gerbers 2-3, Elise Carter 1-2, Connor Tamblingson 1-2, Mara White 1-2, Grand Slam HR; Fort Mill - Alman 1-2, C. Ross 1-3, HR.

• Courtney Williamson singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to give Chesnee a 3-2 win over Indian Land and eliminate it from the Class AA playoffs.

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Kayla Price and Haley Vachon; Abbie Harris and Rachel Edge. WP - Edge. LP - Price.

Leading hitters: Indian Land - Alli Yarborough 1-3; Kelsi Funk 1-3; Brittany Crabdree 2B, 2RBI; Chesnee - Ashley Westbrook RBI; Courtney Williamson 1-3, RBI.

Records: Indian Land 12-9.

Girls Soccer

Gabriella Lott scored two goals and led Gaston Christian to a 3-2 win over Westminster Catawba in the first round of the MAC Tournament.

First half

GC - Gabriella Lott, 15:00, unassisted

WC - Courtney Selle, 35:00, assist Hailey Mullinax

Second half

GC - Taylor Helms, 55:00, unassisted

GC - Gabriella Lott, 66:00, unassisted

WC - Grace Wentworth, 73:00, unassisted

Shots on goal: Gaston Christian 14, Westminster Catawba 14. Saves: Gaston Christian 6, Westminster Catawba 5.

Records: Westminster Catawba 8-8-1, 6-8-1 in MAC; Gaston Christian 10-7-1, 7-7-1 MAC

South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association Poll

BOYS

Class AAAA

1. Wando, 2. J. L. Mann, 3. Irmo, 4. South Aiken, 5. Dutch Fork, 6. Aiken, 7. Greenwood, 8. Fort Dorchester, 9. Clover, 10. Mauldin, 11. Summerville, 12. Wren, 13. Ashley Ridge, 14. Northwestern, 15. Rock Hill

Class AAA

1. Fort Mill, 2. Eastside, 3. Myrtle Beach, 4. Brookland-Cayce, 5. Seneca, 6. Hilton Head Island, 7. Socastee, 8. South Pointe, 9. Wade Hampton, 10. Chapin, 11. Walhalla, 12. Nation Ford, 13. Greenville, 14. Greer, 15. Battery Creek

Class AA

1. Academic Magnet, 2. Bishop England, 3. Waccamaw, 4. Gilbert, 5. Indian Land, 6. Barnwell, 7. Emerald, 8. Newberry, 9. Wade Hampton (H), 10. R. B. Stall

Class A

1. St. Joseph’s, 2. Christ Church, 3. Dixie, 4. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 5. Ninety Six

GIRLS

Class AAAA

1. T. L. Hanna, 2. Wando, 3. South Aiken, 4. Riverside, 5. Mauldin, 6. Lexington, 7. Spring Valley, 8. Irmo, 9. Wren, 10. West Ashley, 11. Dutch Fork, 12. Clover, 13. J. L. Mann, 14. Hillcrest, 15. West Florence

Class AAA

1. Hilton Head Island, 2. Brookland-Cayce, 3. St. James, 4. Fort Mill, 5. Greenville, 6. Eastside, 7. Nation Ford, 8. Travelers Rest, 9. A. C. Flora, 10. Wade Hampton, 11. Seneca, 12. Walhalla, 13. Airport, 14. Myrtle Beach, 15. Camden

Class AA/A

1. Academic Magnet, 2. Christ Church, 3. Woodruff, 4. Bishop England, 5. Waccamaw, 6. Gilbert, 7. Swansea, 8. Brashier Middle College, 9. Indian Land, 10. St. Joseph’s

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