Josh Crump lined a two-out walk off single to drive in Drew Patrick in the bottom of the ninth inning to propel the Trojans over the Yellow Jackets in Region 3-AAAA action Friday night.
The Trojans and Jackets battled to a scoreless tie until Fort Mill pushed a run across on a passed ball in the top of the seventh inning. The Trojans tied the score on a sacrifice fly to center field by Crump. The fly out drove in Patrick, who singled to lead off the inning and moved to third on a Heath Summwalt single to right field.
Starting pitcher Jake Rentz had another strong outing for the Trojans. The senior lefty scattered five hits before being lifted in the top of the eighth in favor of Stuart Hodge, who pitched the final two frames to pick up his second win of the year.
Rentz, Hodge (8) and Rast; Horine and Tepper. WP - Hodge. LP - Horine.
Leading hitters: Northwestern - Drew Patrick 3-4, 2 R, Josh Crump 2-4, 2 RBI, Colton Pagoota 2-4, (2) 2B,.
Northwestern 10, Fort Mill 0: Kori Wancheck tossed a four-hitter and the Trojans pounded out nine hits to rout the Yellow Jackets in Region 3-AAAA action.
Wancheck helped her own cause with a pair of hits. Cassie Wancheck also had two hits and both players drove in three runs.
Kori Wancheck and Rachel Marion; Kelly Finn, Joslyn Halcom (5) and Cassie McInerny. WP - Wancheck (10-8). LP - Kelly Finn. 2B - Daina Chase, Kori Wancheck, Cassie Wancheck (N). 3B - Meredith Cudd (N). HR - Kori Wancheck (N).
Leading hitters: Northwestern - Kori Wancheck 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, Cassie Wancheck 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, Daina Chase 1-3, 2B, 2 R; Fort Mill - Danielle Gibson 2-3.
Records: Northwestern 10-8, 6-6 in Region 3-AAAA; Fort Mill 6-13, 4-7 in Region 3-AAAA.
York 4, Lancaster 2: Cameron Lewis scored one goal in each half and led the Cougars to a win over the Bruins in Region 3-AAAA action.
York broke a 1-1 tie at intermission with Lewis’ second goal early in the second half. It was aided with an assist by Denki Ameztua. Buddy Anderson and Matt McCartney each added a goal for the Cougars as they won their first region contest of the year.
Erik Pacheco worked in the goal for York and recorded 12 saves. The win improved York to 5-10 overall.
Westminster Catawba 5, Covenant Central 0: Cody Ellis scored a pair of goals and handed out one assist to lead the Indians over the Eagles.
Jackson Osborn and Brandon Laurencin both were in the goal for Westminster Catawba and combined for shutout as the Indians evened their record at 4-4 on the year.
WC - Will Martin, 1:19, assist Cody Ellis
WC - Cody Ellis, 8:23, assist Will Martin
WC - Jonathan Osborn, 33:25, assist Wyatt Kirk
WC - Cody Ellis, 56:27, assist Brandon Laurencin
WC - Wyatt Kirk, 57:15, unassisted
Saves: Westminster Catawba 6 (Jackson Osborn 2, Brandon Laurencin 4).
Records: Westminster Catawba 4-4, Covenant 1-7