Eric Taylor pitched a complete game and led the Northwestern Trojans to a 1-0 baseball win over the Riverside Warriors in the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
The Trojans got the only run they needed in the bottom of the first. Dupree Hart tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Drew Patrick.
“Eric threw great for us tonight,” said Northwestern coach Mitch Walters. “That is what wins in the playoffs.”
The Trojans will host J. L. Mann game on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Pelion 3, Indian Land 0
Brittany Rhinehardt led the Clover attack with three hits, while Blake Wallert, Elizabeth Edmunds, and Shania Domingue each had a pair of hits for Clover.
Edmunds picked up the complete game win. She scattered three hits and struck out eight.
Northwestern will host Lugoff-Elgin on Saturday.