Wednesday’s area sports briefs

May 1, 2013 

— Sam McKinney pitched a complete game, allowing two runs, and Kyle Smith had five RBIs to pace Socastee over Berkeley 11-2.

Smith broke the game open with a three-run double in the second inning.

Berkeley will next play Darlington for the right to face Socastee in the finals. The winner will have to beat Socastee twice.


• W–Sam McKinney (4-2). L–Zach Gonzalez (9-1). Top hitters –S: Dalton Smith 2-for-3;l Buck Bacot 2-for-3, RBI; Hunter Renfrow 2-for-5, 4 RBIs; Kyle Smith 2-for-3, double, 5 RBIs. B: Josh Simmons 3-for-3.

Records – S: 20-6; B: 22-3

High school baseball

•  (At) Waccamaw 12, Lake City 2 (5) | Jalen Simmons got the win on the mound for the Warriors as well as going 3-for-3 with two runs scored at the plate to give Waccamaw the win over Lake City.

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• W–Jalen Simmons (2-1). L–Austin Griffin. Top hitters – Lake City: Austin Griffin 1-3, RBI, Justin Arbin 1-3, Josh Turner 1-1, run. Waccamaw: Jalen Simmons 3-3, 2 runs, Zach Sparaco 3-4, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 2B, Kevin Kies 2-2, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 2B.

Records – Waccamaw (18-9)

•  Aynor 3, Andrews 0 | Harrington threw 13 strikeouts as the Blue Jackets got the win over the Yellow Jackets.


• W–Graham Harrington (4-2). L–Patrick Ward. Top hitters – Aynor: Brandon Young 2-3, RBI, HR, Tyler Lewis 1-2, RBI, Morgan Ward 1-3, RBI, Zach Richardson 1-3.

Records – Aynor (16-6)

High school softball

•  St. James 6, (at) Swansea 1 | Morgan Marlow was 2-for-3 with a home run, an RBI and two runs as the Sharks got the win over Swansea. St. James will play Darlington Friday at 5:30 p.m.for the District VIII championship.

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• W–Casey Betts (8-3). L–M. Rogers. Top hitters – St. James: Morgan Marlow 2-3, HR, RBI, 2 runs, Hannah Price 2-4, 2 RBIs, Hayley Reigel 1-3, RBI.

Records – St. James (17-6)

•  Georgetown 4, Marlboro County 2 |


• W–Taylor Mercer. L–Dakota Leviner. Top hitters –MC: Leviner went 3-for-3, run, RBI, 2B; G: Crystyn Neely 1-for-3, RBI; Megan Strickland 1-for-3, run; Kellie Howard 2-for-3 run, RBI, 2B.

Records – G: 13-9

•  (At) Aynor 17, Timberland 2 (5) | Shelby Cox was 3-for-3 with two runs scored as the the Blue Jackets got the win over Timberland. Aynor will face Dillon today for the district championship.


• W–Shelby Culler. L–Madeline Gaskins. Top hitters – Aynor: Shelby Cox 3-3, 2 runs, Shelby Culler 2-2, 4 runs, Hannah Seaver 2-4, HR, Brroke Barfield 3-4, 2 2Bs, Tamara Altman 2-2, 2 2Bs, Hannah Roberts 2-3, Taylor Charlton 2-2, 3B.

High school boys soccer

•  (At) Myrtle Beach 4, North Myrtle Beach 0 | Anthony Silvestri recorded his eight shutout of the season in goal for the Seahawks as Myrtle Beach got the win over the Chiefs. The Seahawks will finish the regular season second to Socastee, and they will prepare to host the first round of the playoffs Tuesday .

Goals – MB: Mason Lewis, Franc Lamcja, Nolin Butler, Nico Sandoz.

Goalkeepers – MB: Anthony Silvestri (2). H: Dallas Fields (8).

Records – Myrtle Beach (17-3, 9-1)

High school girls soccer

•  (At) Myrtle Beach 3, North Myrtle Beach 0 | Tori Zeltner, Bailey Richard, and Megan Hollembaek all supplied goals for the Seahawks as they got the win over the Chiefs.

Goals – MB: Tori Zeltner, Bailey Richard, Megan Hollembaek.

Goalkeepers – MB: Jessica Deforge (2). NMB: Katie Carr (6).

Records – Myrtle Beach (12-3, 8-2 Region VII-AAA) .

High school boys soccer

•  West Florence 2, (at) Carolina Forest 0 | Paul Blayton had 4 saves and 2 blocks for the Panthers as they fell to the Knights.

Goals – CF: Erica Gazzani.

Goalkeepers – CF: Paul Blayton (4).


High school girls soccer

•  West Florence 4, (at) Carolina Forest 1 | Erica Gazzani scored at the 14 minute mark for the Panthers and Alley Ethridge had one save and six blocks as the Panthers fell to the Knights.

Goals – CF: Erica Gazzani.

Goalkeepers – CF: Alley Ethridge (1).


High school golf

•  Waccamaw 312, Aynor 323, Loris 357, Marion 388 | The Warriors and the Blue Jackets came out on top, as they advance to the state tournament along with indivuduals Austin Prince and Austin Soles.

Waccamaw 312– Adam Wooldridge 75, Will Knipe 76, Davis Hogan 79, Conner Summer 82.

Aynor 323– Johnson Holliday 72, Spencer cannon 75, Case Johnson 87, Hampton Tiller 89.

Loris 357 – Austin Soles 85, Austin Prince 87, Hunter Bell 87, James Carignan 98.

Marion 388– Caleb Cook 89, Phillip White 90, Chad Martin 102, Brent Lee 107.

Course – Black Bear. Par – 72.

•  Socastee 309, St. James 310, Myrtle Beach 314, North Myrtle Beach 316, Georgetown 332, Wilson 420 | In the second and final day of Region VII-AAA tournament, The Braves came in with the low score but lost overall to the Sharks who finished second for the day. St. James’ Alan Crum, who finished the day with medalist honors, was the individual tournament winner. Socastee, St. James, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach qualified for the lower state tournament, while Georgetown’s Evan runion qualified as an individual for the lower state tournament.

Socastee 309 – Jeb Bennett 75, Zach Hickman 77, David Dadeck 82, Ryan Case 75.

St. James 310 – Alan Crum 70, Mason Richardson 80, Carsten Kinley 81, Ryan Crum 79.

Myrtle Beach 314 – Mark Caravan 76, Michael Leftis 78, John Gooden 78, Kohler Caravan 82.

North Myrtle Beach 316 – Vijay Mishra 74, Matthew Leonard 79, Shaun Markarian 78, Jordan Ehly 85. .

Georgetown 332 – Carter Weaver 81, Evan Runion 81, Doc Young 88, Will Marlowe 82.

Wilson 420 – Frank Daniels 90, Matthew Cudd 104, Max Amon 116, Salik Singletary 110.

Course – Country Club of South Carolina. Par – 72.

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