Games of note on the diamond

March 27, 2014 

Spotlight games on the diamond around the Midlands:

Baseball

Lugoff-Elgin at Richland NE

The Thursday game pits the Region 4-4A leading L-E Demons (7-2, 2-0) against the host Cavaliers (4-4, 1-0). L-E is fresh from a 3-2 win over cross-river rival Camden on Wednesday. Jake Brazell was the winning pitcher and Zack Bowers picked up a save. Gunner Smith had the big offensive game with two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. The Demons have won five in a row. RNE has won four in a row and is averaging 15.3 runs per game during the streak.

Camden at Chapin

The key Thursday game will sort out the pecking order behind A.C. Flora in Region 4-3A. Both teams have misleading records: Camden is 4-3, 2-1 and Chapin is 4-4, 3-1. Both teams have competed well against Flora. Camden dropped a 6-4 decision to the nationally-ranked Falcons, Chapin dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker against the two-time defending state champs. The winner stays in the pennant race, while the loser likely will need some help to salvage a second-place finish.

Softball

Airport at Midland Valley

It’s a big Thursday game in Region 5-3A. Airport and Midland Valley are both 3-1 in conference matters with the lone loss coming against front-running Gilbert. The winner stays very much in the pennant race, while the loser faces a long road back into contention for even a second-place finish.

North Augusta at Lexington

This Friday game will loosen things up atop the Region 5-4A standing. The host Wildcats, the visiting Yellow Jackets and Dutch Fork all have one region loss on the region balance sheet. Lexington edged White Knoll 3-2 on Wednesday, getting the winning run in the last inning via a bases-loaded walk. The Wildcats (6-4, 4-1) are hot of late winning three in a row since the Wildcat Invitational tournament. The roll began with a 2-1 win last week over fourth-ranked Dutch Fork.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service