The South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association released its final regular season state rankings Wednesday morning and four local squads are included.
Rock Hill is No. 3 in the 4A list after recently clinching the Region 3-4A title. The Bearcats open the state playoffs Thursday night against Riverside. They’re joined in the 4A rankings by Northwestern, which finished second in Region 3-4A and will host Dorman on Thursday night in the state playoffs.
Chester won Region 3-3A and checks in at No. 7 in the final 3A state rankings. The Cyclones host Blue Ridge on Friday night in the first round of their district tournament.
And Lewisville finished second in Region 3-A and is ranked No. 5 in the 1A poll. The Lions, who spent the entire season ranked, begin their quest for a first state title since 2010 on Thursday night against Calhoun County at 7 p.m.
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1. Summerville; 2. JL Mann; 3. Rock Hill; 4. Dutch Fork; 5. James Island; 6. Wando; 7. Northwestern; 8. Blythewood; 9. TL Hanna; (tie) 10. Socastee, Greenville
1. Belton-Honea Path; 2. Hartsville; 3. Berkeley; 4. Emerald; 5. Gilbert; 6. Myrtle Beach; 7. Chester; 8. Eastside; 9. Airport; 10. Palmetto
1. Mid Carolina; 2. Ninety Six; 3. Buford; 4. Woodruff; 5. Blacksburg; 6. Strom Thurmond; 7. Dillon; 8. Waccamaw; 9. Bishop England; 10. Powdersville.
1. Fox Creek; 2. Latta; 3. East Clarendon; 4. McBee; 5. Lewisville; 6. Lake View; 7. Bamberg-Ehrhardt; 8. Southside Christian; 9. Hannah-Pamplico; 10. Whitmire.
Indian Land 2A Upper State track qualifiers
The following Indian Land athletes won Region 4-2A track and field championships at Tuesday’s meet:
▪ Mikayla Wallace won the 100 and 200-meter dash
▪ Kaitlyn Rodman won both the 1600 and 3200 meters
▪ The boys’ 4x800 relay unit - consisting of Austin St. John, Malcom Reed, Chris Nahum and Connor Leyland - won
▪ Kace Faulkner won boys’ discus and shot put
The following Warrior athletes qualified for the 2A Upper State championship:
▪ Malaysia Reed; Nazahah Fitzgerald; Chloe Sherman; Baileigh Sizemore; Braeden Rushing; Crystal Johnson; Marlin Davis; Joshua Jacobs; Malcolm Reed; Austin St. John; Chris Nahum; Brandon Sellers; Anthony Blue; Markese McCloud; Girls’ 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 relays; Boys’ 4x400 relay.
Lewisville 1A Upper State championship qualifiers
The following Lewisville track and field athletes won Region 3-A championships at Tuesday’s track meet:
▪ Seventh grader Megan Flynn won the 800 and 1600 meters
▪ Sophomore Natalie Foos won the 400 hurdles
▪ Senior Sierra White won the discus
▪ The girls’ 4x400 relay unit consisting of Flynn, Foos, Jordan Green, and Shaterria Robinson won
The following athletes have qualified for the 1A Upper State championship:
▪ Megan Flynn; Tiana Cabbagestalk; Makayla Rufo; Sierra White; Chakira McGraw; Kayla Derr; Shaterria Robinson; Tianna Fossett; Xavier Wesley; DJ Robinson; AJ Robinson; Mike Hill; James Peeler; Marcus McCullough; Aaron Stevens; Aaron Cabbagestalk; Josh Belk; Nick Rachels.