The Northwestern Trojans scored three runs in the first inning and went on to claim a 6-4 win over the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets in Region 3-AAAA action at Northwestern.
Will Chitwood pitched six innings and picked up the win to improve to 2-0. Stuart Hodge pitched the seventh to get the save.
Will Carter’s two-run double was the big hit in the first inning for Northwestern. Josh Crump’s two-run double in the fifth gave Northwestern a 6-4 lead, after Fort Mill had battled back to tie the game with two runs in both the third and fourth frames.
The win improved Northwestern to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the region. Fort Mill fell to 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the region with the loss.
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Lewisville 14, North Central 3: The Lewisville Lions improved to 2-0 in region play with a 14-3 win over North Central in Region 3-A action at North Central.
Obbie Sarduy picked up the win for Lewisville. Holden Reynolds and Austin Bradshaw each had a pair of hits to lead the Lions, who improved to 7-1 with the win.
Clover 12, Lancaster 0: Jimmy Marcellis pitched a complete game two-hit shut out to lead the Clover Blue Eagles to a 12-0 win over the Lancaster Bruins in a Region 3-AAAA encounter.
Northwestern 5, Fort Mill 4: Meredith Cudd’s solo home run in the top of the seventh gave the Northwestern Trojans a 5-4 win over the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets in a Region 3-AAAA contest at Fort Mill.
Kori Wancheck picked up her sixth win of the year with a complete game. She struck out 12 Fort Mill batters.
Kori Wancheck and Rachel Marion. Bella Roy and Lauren Collie. WP - Wancheck (6-0). LP - Roy. 2B - Missy Mavrogian, Danielle Gibson, Cassie McInerny (FM). HR - Meredith Cudd (N).
Leading hitters: Northwestern - Cassie Wancheck 2-4, Kori Wancheck 2-4, Rachel Marion 2-4, Meredith Cudd 2-4, Delia Fields 2-4; Fort Mill - Danielle Gibson 1-1, Julia Rajcok 1-3, Cassie McInerny 1-2.
Records: Northwestern: 6-0, 4-0 in Region 3-AAAA; Fort Mill: 5-6, 2-3 in Region 3-AAAA
Nation Ford 14, Rock Hill 4
Rock Hill 4, Union 3: The Rock Hill Bearcats won three singles matches and one doubles contest and toppled the Union Yellow Jackets in non-region tennis action at Rock Hill.
Singles: No. 1 - Sharp (RH) def. Haney 7-6 (8-6), 6-4; No. 2 - Adamo (U) def. Williams 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 - Brown (RH) def. Gregory 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Kicidis (U) def. Cruse 6-1, 6-3; No. 5 - Walker (RH) def. Gault 7-5, 6-4.
Doubles: No. 1 - Sharp-Brown (RH) def. Haney-Gregory 2-6, 7-6, 7-3; No. 2 - Quinn-Stone (U) def. Davis-Golstein 6-2, 6-3.
Nation Ford 7, York 0
Andrew Jackson 161, McBee 207, Great Falls 230: Logan Sowell fired a 37 to claim medalist honors and lead the Andrew Jackson Volunteers to a pair of wins in a tri-match at Republic Golf Course.
Andrew Jackson - Logan Sowell 37, Caleb Brown 40, Chandler Norville 40, Tyler Bowers 44, Emily Cox 44.
McBee - Grant Sellers 41, Grayson Windburn 47, Cole Hudson 59, Max Freeman 60.
Great Falls - Josh Payseur 38, Eric Gage 63, Travis Payne 64, Jarrett Hinson 65.
Mauldin 15, Nation Ford 10
South Pointe 4, Rock Hill 0
Northwestern, Nation Ford, Lewisville ranked in baseball: The South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association released its latest state rankings on Monday and Northwestern and Nation Ford are top-10 Class AAAA teams. The Trojans check in at No. 7, while Nation Ford is No. 9. Sumter is the state’s top Class AAAA team.
Lewisville held strong in the Class A poll, checking in at No. 3.
1. Sumter; 2. Summerville; 3. Lexington; 4. Blythewood; 5. West Ashley; 6. Mauldin; 7. Northwestern; 8. Laurens; 9. Nation Ford; 10. Conway.
1. St. Joseph’s; 2. Latta; 3. Lewisville; 4. Fox Creek; 5. Johnsonville; 6. Dixie; 7. East Clarendon; 8. Southside Christian; 9. McBee; 10. Lamar.
Northwestern, Fort Mill meet in boys’ soccer Tuesday night: Northwestern hosts Fort Mill on its campus Tuesday night in a crunch Region 3-AAAA boys’ soccer match. Both teams were ranked in Sunday’s latest state polls from EurosportScoreboard.com. Northwestern, 8-0-1, slotted in at third in Class AAAA, while the Yellow Jackets, 8-1-0, are ranked seventh.
Several other local sides were ranked in those polls. The Fort Mill girls (8-1-1) are third in Class AAAA, and the only other area team ranked in either Class AAAA poll. Wando and J.L. Mann are Nos. 1 and 2 in both the boys and girls’ rankings.
Both Indian Land squads are ranked, Adam Cole’s boys (6-2) sitting in second in Class AA behind Academic Magnet and Mark Bonda’s girls (5-2) ranked third by Academic Magnet and Bishop England.