Claflin sweeps doubleheader

Claflin’s softball team swept a SIAC doubleheader on the road at Fort Valley State on Saturday to improve to 22-10, 12-4 in SIAC play.

Game 1: Claflin 8 Fort Valley State 4

Alice Boone, Markea Sheppard, Briana Pinero, Amanda Evans and Amaris Gilchrease all had 2 hits apiece for Claflin. Amanda Evans (8-4) picked up the win on the mound, striking out 5 batters while scattering 5 hits. Kierra Johnson took the loss on the mound for Fort Valley State.

Game 2: Claflin 3 Fort Valley State 2 (8 innings)

Chelsey Edior led the offense, going 2-4 with an RBI. Markea Sheppard also went 1-3 with 2 RBIs, including the eventual game-winning sacrifice fly in the top of the 8th inning. Kristin Spearman (9-3) picked up the win for Claflin, scattering 6 hits. Shantelle Smith was the loser for Fort Valley State.

Claflin will be back in action on Monday at Albany State in Albany, Ga.


B-E squads both win

The Bamberg-Ehrhardt varsity and junior varsity baseball teams took part in the 2013 Sandlapper Invitational Tournament in Pelion on Saturday.

In the JV game, B-E defeated Pelion 12-8.

Perry Fleming was the winning pitcher, with Corey Beard coming on in relief for the save.

Collecting hits for B-E were Blaze Bunch, 3-4, RBIs; Trevor Still, 2-2, RBIs; Hayden Brown, 2-2; Chase Smoak 1-2, 2 RBIs; Alex Sandifer, 1-3, RBI; Corey Beard, 1-2, RBI; Perry Fleming 1-4, 2 RBIs; and Kenlee Griffith and Jack McDonald, both 1-4.

In the varsity game, B-E defeated Laurens Academy 8-2.

Sumner Cooler pitched 6 complete innings for B-E, recording 10 strikeouts and giving up only 4 hits. Kodi Jamison picked up the save, recording 3 strikeouts.

Recording hits for B-E were Garrett Zeigler, 2-2; Lan Hiers, 2-5 RBI; Landon Sandifer, 1-3, 2 RBIs; Cooler, 1-3; Chris Sweatman, 1-2; and Hunter Etheridge, RBI.

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