Edisto 17, Swansea 8
The Edisto Cougars earned a spot in state playoffs with a 17-8 win on Thursday.
Edisto is now 6-9.
Lee Myers pitched 5-and-2-thirds innings, allowing just a hit, 3 walks, and 3 earned runs, while picking up 5 strikeouts for the win. Skye Foster pitched 1-and-a-third innings, allowing 3 hits, and 2 unearned runs, with a walk and a strikeout.
Leading hitters for Edisto were Brett Rodgers 3-for-6, 2B, 6 RBI, 2 runs; Dylan Tyler 1-for-2, 3 walks, 3 runs; Will Rickenbaker 3-for-6, 2 RBI, run; Hayden McGugan 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, run; Skye Foster 2-for-4, RBI, 3 runs; Nick Ulmer 2 walks, 3 runs.
Hammond 8, OP 0
Orangeburg Prep dropped a non-region Class 3A game at home on Thursday to Hammond School, by an 8-0 score.
Trace Furtick shouldered the loss, going 5 innings, striking out 9 Skyhawks and walking 3, while surrendering 5 unearned runs on 5 OP errors.
Offensively for the Indians, Furtick was 1-for-3, Josh Searson was 1-for-3, and Evan Lambrecht was 2-for-2.
The Indians are 9-7, and return to action Friday afternoon at Branchville.
Calhoun County 22, Eau Claire 0
The Calhoun County Lady Saints secured a 2nd-place finish in Region 3-2A with Thursday's 22-0 win against Eau Claire.
Winning pitcher for CC was Zailee Edwards, with 8 strikeouts.
Leading hitters for CC were Zailee Edwards 4-for-4, 3 RBI; Aubrey Broadway 4-for-5, 4 RBI; KatieRae Croxton 3-for-5, 3 RBI; Annabelle Craven 3-4, RBI; Kinsley Brown 3-4; Belle Spires 1-1, RBI.
Next game for CC will be Monday at Ridge Spring-Monetta at 6 p.m.
B-E clinches Region
The Bamberg-Ehrhardt Lady Raiders clinched the Region 5-2A championship on Wednesday night, defeating Barnwell 3-2 in extra innings.
The Lady Raiders scored first, plating Amanda Ahlin in the first inning after she reached base on a slap single to third. Ahlin stole second, reached third on a fielder’s choice from Kayln Etheridge and then scored on a passed ball. The game remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fourth, when Etheridge reached base on an error by the Barnwell shortstop. Etheridge stole second and advanced with a sacrifice bunt from Elaney Sanders. Etheridge scored on another passed ball.
With the score 2-0 going into the top of the seventh, the Lady Warhorses rallied and tied the game. The Raiders failed to score in the seventh, but held Barnwell in the top of the 8th and 9th.
With the score still 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th, Etheridge reached base with a lead-off bunt single and stole second. Passed balls advanced her to third and eventually home, to score the winning run.
Riley Johnson started in the circle for B-E and pitched 5 innings, giving up just a hit and 3 walks, while collecting 3 strikeouts. With the score 2-0, two outs and based loaded, Ahlin came on in relief in the 5th to get the Lady Raiders out of a jam. Ahlin finished the game giving up four hits, allowing 2 runs, walking 1 and striking out 2.
The Lady Raiders secured their first region title since 2016.
Bamberg-Ehrhardt travels to Myrtle Beach on Saturday to participate in the Grand Strand Classic. They return for a rematch with Barnwell on Monday, April 22nd in Barnwell, then begin playoffs on Thursday, April 25.
B-E 19, OP 6
The Bamberg-Ehrhardt Lady Raiders picked up a 19-6 road win at Orangeburg Prep on Thursday.
For OP, Cierra Banks, Kaylee Schurlknight, Lindsay Salley, Bailey Craven and Alyssa Bukszar each had hits.
Riley Johnson was the winning pitcher, recording 9 strikeouts.
OP will be back in action at Northwood on Monday, April 22.
Branchville sweeps Scott's
Branch, wins region title
The Branchville Lady Jackets collected 26 hits, including 4 home runs, to complete a doubleheader sweep of the Scott's Branch Lady Eagles on Thursday.
In the first game, Branchville won 15-0. Anna Crider got the victory in the circle. Destyne Paul had a grand slam and Amanda Weathersbee had 3 RBI.
In the nightcap, Branchville kept their region record perfect (8-0) with a 17-0 victory.
Crider, Paul, and Sheyann Green each had a home run. Other top hitters for Branchville were Destiny Powell 2-for-2, 2 RBI and Danielle McAlhany 1-for-2 with 4 stolen bases. Paul toed the rubber for the victory.
Second-ranked Branchville is 14-4 and will host a doubleheader with Calhoun Academy on Monday.
T-Byrnes tops OP
in region match
The Indians of Orangeburg Prep placed 2nd in their home Region 2-3A match on Thursday against Trinity-Byrnes at the Orangeburg Country Club.
Trinity-Byrnes fired a 149 and OP carded a 156.
OP also finished 2nd in the region.
For the Indians, Corey Antley carded a 37, while Matthew Zeigler and Harris Holstein shot a pair of 39s and McCullough Mims added a 41.
The Indians also placed 4 players on the All-Region team, including seniors Antley and Robinson, along with sophomore Zeigler and 7th-grader Holstein.
The Indians will play next on Monday, April 22 in Bamberg at 4 p.m.
OP 2, L. Manning 0
MANNING - Orangeburg Prep shut out Laurence Manning Academy by a 2-0 score on Thursday.
The Indians got a goal apiece from Benjamin Davis and Prerak Patel.
Avi Patel added an assist, while Dylan Wilson collected 5 saves in goal for OP.
Hammond 3, OP 0
Hammond shut out Orangeburg Prep by a 3-0 score on Thursday.
The Indians fell to 7-3. Peyton Inabinet and Brison Ardis each had hits for the Indians.
OP returns to action on Friday at 4 p.m. at Branchville.
OP 4, B-E 4
Orangeburg Prep and Bamberg-Ehrhardt tied 4-4 in a game in Orangeburg on Thursday.
OP's Ava Cuttino recorded the only hit of the game and had 2 RBI.
Katherine Lambrecht pitched for the JV Lady Indians.
NDH 13, OP 2
North District Hampton took a 13-2 home win against Orangeburg Prep on Thursday.
Leading hitters for the Indians were Gunnar Altman, Austin Hall, Jodie Gillam, and Addison O'Cain.
The B-Team Indians will host North District Hampton on Wednesday, April 24th to end their regular season.