Tuesday’s area sports briefs
03/12/2013 10:33 PM
03/13/2013 12:18 AM
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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