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Dorchester Academy 15

Clarendon Hall 0 (3 INN.)

SUMTER – The Dorchester Academy softball team swept all 3 of its games in in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A State Softball Tournament at Sumter's Patriot Park, including Saturday's 15-0 shutout of Clarendon Hall in just 3 innings of play.

The early-afternoon win punched the Lady Raiders' ticket to play for their third consecutive state championship, in a best-of-three series that will begin at home on Monday at 6:30 p.m. against Wardlaw Academy.

The Lady Raiders outscored their 3 opponents in state tournament play by a 40-2 combined total.

On Saturday, Payton Jackson got the start for DA and turned in an impressive 3-inning outing in the circle, striking out 7 and allowing just a single hit.

The Raider bats came alive early, racking up 13 hits throughout the 3-inning contest.

Ashlyn Lynch led Dorchester at the plate, going 3-for-3, while Savanna Shelton, Grace Judy, Hannah Reeves and Laura Singletary each added 2 hits.

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Dorchester Academy's baseball team, also the two-time defending state champion in SCISA Class A play, will begin its best-of-three state championship series at home on Monday at 6:30 p.m. against Richard Winn Academy.

Both DA teams will take to the road on Tuesday to play at the home field of their opponents. If needed, a third game in either series will be held at a neutral site field on Thursday.

SPORTS LISTING

SCISA seeking

volleyball officials

The South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) is looking to add volleyball officials to its staff for the 2019 season.

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Anyone who is a veteran official or wants to become an official is asked to contact Teddy Weeks, SCISA district director, at TWeeks51@aol.com or 803-446-3379.

There will be several mandatory meetings in early August, with both classroom and on-the-court teaching. SCISA will train new officials, but all must be able to attend meetings. Volleyball matches begin at 4 p.m. during the season.

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