Enquirer Herald

Sports roundup - March 20, 2008

Cougars defeat South Pointe, Northwestern

YORK -- The York Comprehensive High baseball team defeated South Pointe and Northwestern in Region 3-AAAA play last week.

Zac Fuesser hurled a two-hitter in a 9-1 win over South Pointe. David Hyatt relieved Fuesser in the seventh inning. David Henderson's suicide squeeze sent two runners across the plate. Another key hit was Bradley Victor's two out, two strike bases loaded double.

Aaron Wutrick went the distance in picking up the win as the visiting Cougars pounded Northwestern 11-3. Shane Waldrop belted a two-run homer for the Cougars and Stephen Trotter delivered a bases loaded double. Fuesser contributed to the offensive onslaught with three hits in four at-bats.

"We had good practices last week and the team played well," head coach Scott Kiggans said. "We had zero errors in the two wins."

The Cougars play at Rock Hill at 6:30 tonight and host Lancaster Friday. With the schools on spring break, Friday's game will begin at 2 p.m.

Blue Eagles defeat Fort Mill

CLOVER -- After two agonizing defeats in which Clover pitchers hurled a 1-hitter and 3-hitter, the Clover Blue Eagles' come from behind 6-4 win over Fort Mill was a morale booster.

"It was an important win in the region," head coach Darrell Van Dyke said.

Travis Swanda, Hayden Hendry, Harrison Morris and David Stone delivered key hits against Fort Mill pitching.

"Our pitching has been outstanding," noted Van Dyke. "We hit the ball well in the clutch tonight and need to continue to play good defense."

Stone was the winning pitcher in the Fort Mill game.

"It felt good to get our first region win," commented Stone."

The Blue Eagles fell to South Pointe 7-3. Swanda and Hendry each had two hits.

Clover plays at Nation Ford at 6:30 tonight.

Clover ladies host Nation Ford

CLOVER -- The Clover High School girls softball team remained unbeaten with a 10-0 thrashing of Rock Hill Monday, setting the stage for a showdown with preseason favorite Nation Ford at 7 tonight at home.

Shay Jackson picked up the win as the Lady Blue Eagles improved to 6-0 for the season and 5-0 in Region 3-AAAA.

The surging Clover squad pushed across nine runs in the first two innings to seal the win.

Casey Killian, Brittany Jo Bowman and Tanaya Pettus each had two hits in the five inning game.

In last week's action, the Lady Blue Eagles pounded Fort Mill 14-0.

Lindsey Provine and Sarah Thomas each had three hits for coach Shea Hall's squad. Killian and Pettus belted triples and Georgeanna Westmoreland doubled.

The CHS girls defeated Lancaster 3-1, with Jackson picking up another win.

Killian homered for Clover and Provine had a key hit.

"We played good defense and the hits came around," senior standout Brittany Jo Bowman said. "Shay pitched a strong game."

Bowman said consistent hitting and sound defensive play were the keys to success this season.

"We are ready to go," she said.

CHS girls' dominate soccer

CLOVER -- The Clover High girls' soccer team defeated Rock Hill and Lancaster by identical scores of 6-0 in last week's action.

Kelsey Hamilton scored two goals in the win over the Lady Bearcats. Rachael Newmister, Alissa Pantuosco, Britta Widenhouse and Liz Cash also scored goals. Hamilton scored three goals and Newmister scored twice in the win over Lancaster. Diane Eaton also scored.

The Lady Blue Eagles host Nation Ford at 7 tonight.

Cougars defeat Lewisville

YORK -- The York Comprehensive High boys soccer team nudged Lewisville 3-2.

Logan Bass scored the first goal for the Cougars on an assist from Julio Victoriano. Mike Tiblier scored on an assit from Bass and Tiblier closed out the scoring on an assist from Matt Guempel. York goalkeeper Craig Lowe had four saves.

The Cougars play at Rock Hill at 7 tonight.

YCHS golf team falls to Gaffney

YORK -- The York Comprehensive High boys golf team finished with a cumulative score of 165 to host Gaffney's 151 last week.

Individual scores for York: Wade Ramsey, 39; Jacob Phillips, 41; Kyle Adkins, 41; Daley Ballard, 44.

The Cougars will compete in the Hartman Invitational at Pageland March 25 and 26, with 8 a.m. tee times each day.