The South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association announced its weekly rankings, and two area teams are in this week’s top 10. Northwestern is fifth in Class 4A, while Lewisville is sixth in Class A.
1. Carolina Forest, 2. J. L. Mann, 3. Summerville, 4. White Knoll, 5. Northwestern, 6. Dorman, 7. River Bluff, 8. Mauldin, 9. Ashley Ridge, 10. Laurens.
1. Belton-Honea Path, 2. Chapin, 3. Camden, 4. Berkeley, 5. Palmetto, 6. Wren, 7. Airport, 8. Gilbert, 9. St. James, 10. Hartsville.
1.Waccamaw, 2. Ninety-Six, 3. Strom Thurmond, 4. Bishop England, 5. Mid-Carolina, 6. Newberry, 7. Saluda, 8. Cheraw, 9. Dillon, 10. Buford.
1. Latta, 2. Southside Christian, 3. McBee, 4. Fox Creek, 5. Lamar, 6. Lewisville, 7. Lake View, 8. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 9. Hannah-Pamplico, 10. East Clarendon.
Fort Mill 12, Northwestern 2: Fort Mill scored in every inning and defeated Northwestern in a Region 3-4A game at Fort Mill on Thursday.
The win was Fort Mill’s third in as many outings in the region.
Rock Hill 3, York 2: Rock Hill took a quick 2-0 lead after one inning and went on to defeat York 3-2 in a Region 3-4A game at Rock Hill.
Clover 5, Northwestern 1: Clover won four singles and one doubles and topped Northwestern in a Region 3-4A match at Clover.
Clover improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in region play.
No. 1 - Thomas Williams (N) def. Justin White 6-2, 2-6, 10-4; No. 2 - Sean Elder (C) def. Ethan Barkley 7-5, 7-6 (7); No. 3 - Andy Brom (C) def. Gage Thomas 6-4, 6-7 (5), 11-9; No. 4 - Jay Rowland (C) def. Walker Bristow 6-2, 6-3; No. 5 - Jack Bantley (C) def. John Finch 6-3, 6-0.
No. 2- Nick Lyons/Cody Watkins (C) def. Jesse Edwards/Gage Grier 6-2, 6-2.
Fort Mill 5, Rock Hill 2: Fort Mill won three singles and both doubles and toppled Rock Hill 5-2 in a Region 3-4A match at Rock Hill.
No. 1 - Approva Mehta (FM) def. Madison Sharp 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 - Blake Williams (RH) def. Sahil Masik 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 - Connor Jenkins (RH) def. Tejas Padmanabhan 6-4, 3-6, 10-7; No. 4 - Matt Sanford (FM) def. Vic Villamor 6-2, 7-5; No. 5 - Zach Dodson (FM) def. Henry Sharp 6-1, 6-2.
No. 1 - Mehta/Masik (FM) def. Sharp/Williams 8-5; No. 2 - Trey Robertson/Josh Hall (FM) def. Kyle Chavis/Chris Ellis 6-1, 6-3.
Clover 155, Northwestern 175, York 182: Austin Walked fired a 35 to earn medalist honors and led Clover to a pair of wins in a Region 3-4A tri-match at River Hills Golf Club.
Clover is now 5-0 in region play.
Clover - Austin Walker 35, Jake Rowe 38, Nate Boepple 41, Chris Whitesides 41.
Northwestern - Miles Baldwin 41, Payne Gettys 42, Brandon Lathan 45, Corbet Warren 47.
York - Tucker Laney 43, Tyler Ellis 45, Brycen Benfield 46, Chase Blackwell 48.
Fort Mill 12, Cox Mill (N.C.) 7: Fort Mill defeated Cox Mill (N.C.) in a non-region game at Fort Mill.
Central Pageland 10, Indian Land 0: Central Pageland beat Indian Land in a Region 4-2A contest on Wednesday night at Pageland.
Central scored three runs in the third and never looked back.
Dusty Burch picked up the win for Central. He struck out seven and scattered two hits. Nolan Bolt took the loss for Indian Land.
Daniel Gueldner led Indian Land on offense. He reached base three times, including a single in the third.
Lamar 9, Lewisville 0: Lamar topped Lewisville in a battle of two top 10 teams in a Region 3-A game at Lamar.
Daniel Galloway picked up the win for Lamar. He scattered four hits.
The loss was the first for sixth-ranked Lewisville after a pair of wins. Lewisville is now 1-1 in region play.
Lewisville 7, Indian Land 5: Lewisville collected 10 hits and defeated Indian Land in a non-region game at Richburg.
Tori Ernandez picked up the win to improve to 2-0 on the year.
Lewisville is now 4-1 on the year with the victory.
WP - T. Ernandez. LP - A. Wilson. 2B - A. Wilson, D. Wilson (IL), A. Bass, C. Thomas (3) (L). 3B - A. Bass, A. Odum (L). HR - P. Daniel (IL).
Leading htters: Indian Land - A. Wilson 1-3, D. Wilson 1-3, K. Beachum 1-3, L. Phillips 1-2, G. Doyle 1-3, RBI; Lewisville - C. Horne 2-4, RBI, A. Bass 2-4, C.Thomas 3-3, 3 RBI, A. Odum 2-3 RBI.
Chester 9, Nation Ford 8: Chester scored eight runs in the sixth inning and picked up a come-from-behind win over the Falcons in a non-region game at Nation Ford.
Janatica Cohen led Chester with three hits and two runs batted in. Maddison Dallas also had three hits for Chester. She drove in one run. Shena Harvey had two hits and drove in one run for Chester.
Indian Land 6, Lancaster 0: Indian Land topped Lancaster in a non-region game at Lancaster.
Katherine Kilroy led Indian Land with two goals. Kelsey Long, Kate Komorous, C.C. Thompson, and Emily Gerdes also had goals for Indian Land.
Gerdes and Long had one assist each for Indian Land.
Indian Land, which led 4-0 at halftime, outshot Lancaster 27-1 for the match. Emma Thompson was in the goal for Indian Land and recorded the shutout.
Third-ranked Indian Land is 10-0 on the year.