The Rock Hill Bearcats scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh and topped the Union Yellow Jackets in non-region action at Rock Hill.
Zach Carter, who went 2-4 on the day, singled to open the seventh. He scored on Brandon Banks’ third hit of the game and it was tied at 6-6. Cody Elkins’single plated Banks with the winning run.
Union County scored six runs in the first two innings to take a 6-2 lead, but the ‘Cats gradually chipped away before rallying in the seventh for the win.
Will Reid pitched the seventh for the Rock Hill and picked up the win.
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Rock Hill 7, Union 6
The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets opened the season with a victory over the Chester Cyclones in non-region play at Fort Mill
Taylor Rayborn’s three-run home run was the big hit in the Yellow Jackets’ twelve hit attack. Bella Ray picked up the win for Fort Mill.
Fort Mill 7, Chester 4
The Rock Hill Bearcats defeated the York Cougars in a Region 3-AAAA dual meet at York.
The Rock Hill boys won 99-42, while the Rock Hill girls won 74-67.
Complete results will appear in Wednesday’s Herald.
INDIAN LAND AWARDS BANQUET
The Indian Land Warriors held its Winter Sports Banquet on Sunday night. Athletic Director Mike Mayer and the Indian Land coaches recognized the outstanding players from the recently completed season.
Varsity Boys’ Basketball
MVP - Darnell Rogers, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Lee McCall, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Derries Hampton, COME BACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Damien Foreman, REGION 4-AA PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Darnell Rogers, ALL REGION 4-AA - Lee McCall & Derries Hampton.
JV Boys’ Basketball
WARRIOR AWARD - Caleb Blue, HUSTLE AWARD - Seth Blevins, COACH’S AWARD - Jeremy Montgomery.
Varsity Girls’ Basketball
MOST IMPROVED - Mary McGunegle, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Tianah Miller, COMEBACK PLAYER AWARD - Shalyn Dougherty, ALL REGION 4-AA - Monae Brown, Kate Komorous, Jessica Reynolds.
JV Girls’ Basketball
MVP - Dejaria Benjamin, TEAM SPIRIT AWARD - Meghan Martin, MOST IMPROVED - Nikiyea Gordon.
COACH’S AWARD - Dominique Willis, MOST VALUABLE - Kayla Groll, SPIRIT AWARD - Brenna Dickerson, MOST IMPROVED - Dae Dae Brown.
COACH’S AWARD - Shelby Williams, MOST VERSATILE - Chandler Gladu, BEST TEAM PLAYER - Abby Waldo.
MOST OUTSTANDING - Dalen Byerley, MOST DEDICATED - Eric Komorous, LEADERSHIP AWARD - George Morris, MOST IMPROVED - David Ovecka, KERSEY AWARD - Devin Curtsinger, ALL REGION - Dalen Byerley (120 LBS), Devin Curtsinger (145 LBS), George Morris (152 LBS), David Ovecka (170 LBS), Eric Komorous (182 LBS), STATE CHAMPION - Dalen Byerley (120 LBS). SECOND PLACE - Devin Curtsinger (145 LBS), Eric Komorous (182 LBS), FOURTH PLACE – David Ovecka (170 LBS).
The Clover Blue Eagles won three of four matches over the weekend at the Florence Tennis Tournament.
The Blue Eagles beat Wilson, Nation Ford, and Charlotte Latin, but lost to Bluffton. The loss to Bluffton came in the opening round. That sent the Blue Eagles to the Back Draw, where they won three times.
Bluffton 4, Clover 2
No. 1 - Andres Leon (C) def. Aaron Newland 8-5; No. 2 - Richard Snyder (B) def. Justin White 8-3; No. 3 - Davis Rosenblum (B) def. Patrick Smith 8-5; No. 4 - Matthew Burnstein (B) def. Rob Long 8-5; No. 5 - Morgan Philuxene (B) def. Garrett Smith 8-6.
No. 2 - Sean Elder-Holden McGill (C) def. Sean Greiner-Dakota Story 8-7 (7).
Clover 4, Wilson 2
No. 1 - Ryan Sogle (W) def. Andres Leon 8-3; No. 2 - Justin White (C) def. Hnanel Choski 8-1; No. 3 - Zuchery Zhao (W) def. Patrick Smith 8-1; No. 4 - Rob Long (C) def. Jarrett Russell 8-3; No. 5 - Garrett Smith (C) def. Davis Ivey 8-0.
No. 2 - Sean Elder-Holden McGill (C) def. William Scott-Ben Lui 8-0.
Clover 5, Nation Ford 1
No. 1 - Justin White (C) def. Jonathan Habbick 8-1; No. 2 - Patrick Smith (C) def. Raj Dwivedi 8-7 (2); No. 3 - Rob Long (C) def. Alex Jacob 8-5; No. 4 - Garrett Smith (C) def. Banks Reigel 8-5; No. 5 - Cameron Scobie (C) def. Davis Plasko 8-5.
No. 2 - Jon Kesey-Alex Smith (NF) def. Sean Elder-Holden McGill 8-6.
Clover 4, Charlotte Latin 3
No. 1 - Justin White (C) def. John Robinson 7-5, 4-6, 10-8; No. 2 - Patrick Smith (C) def. John Gass 3-6, 6-1, 10-5; No. 3 - Rob Long (C) def. Chip Griffen 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 - Davis Collins (CL) def. Garrett Smith 3-6, 6-4 10-6; No. 5 - Bryan Reilly (CL) def. Cameron Scobie 5-7, 6-2, 10-8.
No. 1 - Justin White-Patrick Smith (C) def. John Robinson-John Glass 8-6; No. 2 - Nick Bolger-Bo Bernhardt (CL) def. Sean Elder-Holden McGill 6-2, 6-4.