BRIEFLY

Tuesday’s area sports briefs

From staff reportsMarch 12, 2013 

The Carolina Forest softball team moved into the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national high-school softball rankings, released Tuesday.

The Panthers, which entered the day at 7-0, were No. 25 in the poll after opening the season unranked. Carolina Forest started Region VI-AAAA play Tuesday night at home against West Florence.

First-year coach Meagan Johnson’s team was also ranked No. 3 in the South Carolina Class AAAA state coaches poll, released earlier this week. The Panthers finished the 2012 season as the state runners-up to Hillcrest, falling in the championship round.

High school softball

•  (At) Carolina Forest 6, West Florence 0 | Emily Merriam had four strikeouts in a three-hit shutout and Marisa Runyon had three hits in the Panthers’ win over the Knights.

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• W–Emily Merriam (6-0). L–L. Driggers. Top hitters – Carolina Forest: Marisa Runyon 3-3, 2B, RBI; Natalie Hardwick 2-3, 2B; Cheyenne MacKenna 1-1, run.

Records – Carolina Forest 8-0 (1-0 Region VI-AAAA), West Florence 0-1 Region VI-AAAA.

•  Socastee 4, (at) Georgetown 0 | Madison Lowe went 3-for-3 with two doubles and drove in four to push the Braves past the Bulldogs.

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• W–Kabibi Thorsen (2-2). L–Taylor Mercer (3-4). Top hitters – Socastee: Madison Lowe 3-3, 2 2B, 4 RBI; Quin Gammon 2-4, run; Savanna Talley 1-2, run, sac bunt. Georgetown: C. Neely 1-2, Megan Strickland 1-2.

• Records – Socastee (3-3, 1-0), Georgetown (5-4, 0-1)

•  (At) Myrtle Beach 10, Wilson 0 | Angel Hatzidakis struck out 10, while Cameron Crutchfield went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored as the Seahawks shut out the Tigers.

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• W–Angel Hatzidakis (2-1). L–Megan Register. Top hitters – Wilson: Shakira Grainger 2-3. Myrtle Beach: Cameron Crutchfield 3-4 3 RBIs Run, Serena Bethle 1-1 RBI 2 Runs, Marianna Painter 2-2 2 2B 3B RBI 2 Runs.

Records – Myrtle Beach (2-1, 1,0)

High school baseball

•  Aynor 17, (at) Marion 1 (5) | Dylan Bagnal and Brandon Young each homered as the Blue Jackets stomped the Swamp Foxes in five innings.

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• W–Tyler Lewis (2-0). L–Justin Sawyer. Top hitters – Aynor: Lawton Hood 3-3, 2 runs; Jordan Poston 3-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Dylan Bagnal 2-4, HR, run, 4 RBI; Brandon Young 2-4, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI. Marion: E. Davis 1-2.

• Records – Aynor (4-1, 1-0), Marion (N/A, 0-1).

•  (At) Socastee 11, Georgetown 3 | Dylan Thompson went 2-for-4 and picked up the win on the mound as the Braves cruised past the Bulldogs.

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• W–Dylan Thompson (2-0). L–Hunter Graham (0-2). Top hitters – Georgetown: Ryan Holcombe 2-3, RBI; Riley Jordan 2-4. Socastee: Zach Hyde 3-3, 3 RBI; Thompson 2-4; Bubba Martin 2-3; Dalton Smith 1-2, HR.

• Records – Georgetown (0-5, 0-1); Socastee (5-2, 1-0)

•  Conway Christian 14, (at) Sumter Christian 0 (5) | Alvie Herring struck out 12 in five innings, Brett Hucks went 3-for-3 and drove in five, and Conway Christian downed Sumter Christian in five innings.

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• W–Alvie Herring (1-0). L–Josh McGrangham (0-2). Top hitters – Conway Christian: Daniel Faircloth 2-4, 2 runs; Brett Hucks 3-3, BB, 5 RBI; Jason Bargiol 2-4, 3 runs. Sumter: McGrangham 1-2.

• Records – Conway Christian 3-0, Sumter Christian 0-2.

High school boys tennis

•  Socastee 6, (at) Carolina Forest 1 | The Braves defeated the Panthers.

Singles – Robert Conley (S) d. Troy Swartling 6-4, 7-5; Coste Duval (S) d. Caleb Bellamy 6-2, 6-2; Noah Johnson (S) d. Liam Buckley 4-6, 6-2, 10-8; Ty Limpasuvan (CF) d. Tommy Lasarett 6-0, 6-7, 10-8; Josh Davis (S) d. Tommy Vandoros 6-7, 6-4, 10-6.

Doubles – Duval/Lasarett (S) d. Buckley/Limpasuvan 8-6; Altman/Mullin (S) d. Nye/Steighner 6-0, 6-2.

Records – Carolina Forest 2-2

•  Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 6, (at) Lowcountry Day 3 | Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach prevailed over Lowcounty Day.

Singles – Allen Butler (CA) d. Thomas DesChamps 6-1 6-2; Kendall Henry (CA) d. Davis Eddy 6-0 6-0; Lydan Manning (LC) d. Spencer Underwood 6-3, 5-7, 11-9; Hampton Peace (LC) d. Paul Game 7-5 7-5; Tyler Bass (CA) d. Christian Trott 6-1 1-6 10-6; Brandon Mcdonald (CA) d. Mayank Patel 5-7-6-2 10-7.

Doubles – Butler/Henry (CA) d. DesChamps/Eddy 6-2 6-2; Manning/Peace (LC) d. Spencer Underwood/Paul Game (CA) 9-7; Bass/ Tyler Underwood (CA) d. Christian Trotter/Mayank Patel 8-2

High school boys soccer

•  (At) Socastee 3, Carolina Forest 1 | Connor Norton-Baker had two goals and Dimitri Leftis had two assists to lead the Braves past the Panthers.

G oals – SOC: Connor Norton-Baker 2, Blade Lewis 1, CF: Michael Brooks 1.

G oalkeepers – SOC: Cole Renfrow (5 saves). CF: Paul Blayton (6 saves).

Records – Socastee 6-0.

• (At) Myrtle Beach 4, West Florence 1| Mason Lewis had two goals and one assist, and Robert Wylie scored a goal while dishing out two assists as the Seahawks knocked off the Knights.

G oals – MB: Mason Lewis 2, Robert Wylie, Adolpho Aguilar. L: Chris Schwartz.

G oalkeepers – MB: Anthony Silvestri (2).

Records – West Florence: 1-4, Myrtle Beach: 5-1.

High school girls soccer

• (At) Myrtle Beach 2, West Florence 0 | Mary Beth Hervig and Madison Tilford each scored a goal as the Seahawks shut out the Knights.

G oals – MB: Mary Beth Hervig, Madison Tilford

G oalkeepers – MB: Jessica DeForge (4). WF: N/A.

Records – Myrtle Beach 2-0-0, West Florence N/A.

High school boys golf

•  (At) Socastee 157, North Myrtle Beach 172 | Zach Hickman earned medalist honors as he shot a 2-over 38 to lead the Braves past the Chiefs at Prestwick.

SOCASTEE 157 – Zach Hickman 38, Brady Lane 39, Jeb Bennett 40, David Dudleck 40.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 172 – Daniel Graves 39, Vijay Mishra 41, Matthew Leonard 46, Clark McIntyre 46.

Course – Prestwick. Par – 36.

• St. James 154, (at) Carolina Forest 161 | JB Housenfluck shot an even-par 36 to earn medalist honors as the Sharks defeated the Panthers at Myrtle Beach National West Course.

ST. JAMES 154 – JB Housenfluck 36, Lyle Ciardi 38, Allen Crum 39, Ryan Crum 41.

CAROLINA FOREST 161 – Cole Swezey 38, Bailey Endres 40, Enzo Farrar 41, Tanner Smith 42.

Course – Myrtle Beach National West Course. Par – 36.

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