HEMINGWAY The Conway Christian baseball team was well aware of the odd rule.
It sure paid off.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 5-all game, a Carvers Bay player walked, which normally would have driven in the game-winning run.
However, he didn’t touch first base and Conway Christian appealed and was awarded the final out to push the game to extra innings, where the Eagles rallied for five runs in the ninth for a 10-5 victory on Friday night.
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As for the ruling, Tim Hutson’s squad had a flashback.
“It happened to us two years ago when our kid hit the [supposed] game-winning run,” he said.
Therefore, the Eagles capitalized this time and wound up with their first win over a private school.
“To be honest, it isn’t about beating a private school,” Hutson said. “It’s about kids wanting to compete. When you’re down 4-0 and you’re at their place, you know, and your top three or four hitters aren’t hitting the ball and all the sudden your No. 9 hitter comes up and laces a double down the line … everybody gets pumped up. You get a kid who hasn’t pitched all year and says ‘Sure, coach, I’ll play, I’ll do it,’ and he throws 99 pitches. That says a lot for the team.”
The pitcher was Hampton Brown, who went 71/3 innings in relief after not pitching all season.
It all culminated into a memorable win for Conway Christian.
“Our kids just kept fighting and clawing, fighting and clawing,” Hutson said.
• W–Jason Bargiol (4-0). L–D. Lesane. Top hitters – Conway Christian: Hampton Brown 2-4; Cameron Bailey 2-5; Bargiol 2-5. Carvers Bay: H. Ferguson 2-5, BB; S. Owens 2-3, BB.
Records – Conway Christian 5-0.
High school baseball
• (At) Waccamaw 10, Mullins 0 (5) | JC Tolson went 2-for-3 and hit in two runs with two RBIs as the Warriors got the win.
• W–Justin Colegrove (3-0). L–Kevin Ard. Top hitters – Waccamaw: JD Whitlock 2-3, run, RBI, JC Tolson 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs. Mullins: Jake Atkinson 1-2..
Records – Waccamaw: (8-4, 4-0).
• (At) Carolina Forest 8, South Florence 0 | Ryan Flynn went 1-for-1 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored as the Panthers prevailed.
• W–Robert Jolly (3-1). L–Hill. Top hitters – Carolina Forest: Ryan Flynn 1-1, HR, RBI, 2 runs, Cameron Cauble 1-3, RBI, Steven Sanpollo 1-4, RBI, Robert Jolly 1-2, 2B.
Records – Carolina Forest: (6-7, 4-3)
• (At) Georgetown 5, Wilson 1 | Seth Wall went 1-for-3 with three RBIs and double as the Bulldogs got the win.
• W–Ryan Holcomb (1-1). L–Edgerton. Top hitters – Georgetown: Seth Wall 1-3, 3 RBIs, 2B, Ryan Holcomb 1-2, 2B, Hunter Graham 1-3, 2B, Brandon McCants1-3.
Records – Georgetown: (2-7, 2-2)
• (At) Dillon 6, Aynor 1 | The Wildcats rode three homers to a victory over the Blue Jackets.
• W–D. Calahan. L–G. Harrington (1-2). Top hitters – Aynor: Morgan Ward 2-3, run, RBI, Brandon Young 1-3. Dillon: O. McCollum 2-3, HR, T. Wallace 1-2, HR, A. Huggins 1-3, HR, 2 runs.
Records – Aynor: (6-2, 3-1)
High school softball
• (At) Latta 5, Green Sea Floyds 1 | The Vikings got the win over the Trojans.
• W–A. Rogers. L–Hope Elliot (1-4). Top hitters – Green Sea Floyds: Hannah Page 2-3, Brooke Elliot 1-3, 3B. Latta: R. Beasley 2-2, 2 2Bs.
Records – Green Sea Floyds: (3-5, 2-2); Latta: (4-4, 3-1)
• Myrtle Beach 3, (at) North Myrtle Beach 0 | McKenzie Coble had a triple and drove in a run to lead the Seahawks.
• W–Angel Hatzidakis (5-2). L–Taylor Hansis (3-5). Top hitters – Myrtle Beach: McKenzie Coble 2-3, 3B, RBI.
Records – Myrtle Beach 5-3 (3-1 Region VII-AAA), North Myrtle Beach 5-7 (1-4).
• Loris 12, (at) Marion 2 | Alex Faircloth gave up just two hits in a complete game as the Lions got the win over the Swamp Foxes.
• W–Alex Faircloth. L–D. Presley. Top hitters – Loris: Alex Faircloth 4-4, 2 RBIs, 3 run, Ryneshia Bellamy 3-4, run, Britton Black 2-4, 3 runs, Christian Stevens 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs. Marion: Anna Grace 1-2, C. Brazia 1-2.
Records – Loris: 2-4
• Carolina Forest 11, (at) Sumter 6 | Natalie Hardwick had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the Panthers.
• W–Emily Merriam (8-1). L–Bettencourt. Top hitters – Carolina Forest: Natalie Hardwick 3-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, Kyleigha Mackenna 2-4, 2 runs, Emily Merriam 2-4, 2 runs. Sumter: R. Bise 2-4, run, RBI.
Records – Carolina Forest: 12-1
• (At) Georgetown 14, Wilson 0 | Crystyn Neely went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three stolen bases as the Bulldogs got the win over the Tigers.
• W–Taylor Mercer (4-5). L–Megan Register. Top hitters – Georgetown: Crystyn Neely 2-4, 2 2Bs, 3 SBs, Taylor Graham 2-3, 2 RBIs, Kelsey Futon 2-4, 2 RBIs, Megan Strickland 2-4, RBI, 3B, Kelly Howard 2-3, RBI, Taylor Mercer 2-2, 2 RBIs, 3B.
Records – Georgetown: (7-6, 2-2)
• (At) Waccamaw 18, Mullins 0 (5) | Hallie Butler pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and striking out four, Emily Heimberger went 2-for-2 at the plate and drove in three runs, and Melaina Moore went 2-for-2 with a double and five RBIs for the Warriors.
• W–Hallie Butler (5-2). L–Ariel Serna. Top hitters – Waccamaw: Emily Heimberger 2-2, 3 runs, Melaina Moore 2-2, 2B, 5 RBIs, Nina Lowenbach 2-2, 2 runs, Madison Homnick 1-1, 2 runs, 2B.
Records – Waccamaw: (9-3, 4-1 VIII-AA)
• Myrtle Beach 7, (at) Conway 0 | Deriica Burgess went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as the Seahawks got the win Thursday night.
• W–Angel Hatzidakis (4-2). L–Van Deusen. Top hitters – Myrtle Beach: Christina Mendolia 3-4, 2 runs, Deriica Burgess 2-4, 2 RBIs, Jasmine Gross 3-4, run, RBI. Conway: Van Deusen 1-3, 2B..
Records – Myrtle Beach: 4-3
High school boys tennis
• (At) West Florence 4, Conway 2 | Luke Campbell and Ethan Smith won at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, but the Tigers came up short..
Singles – Luke Campbell (C) d. Benjamin King 6-3, 7-5; Ethan Smith (C) d. Burns Grich 7-6, 6-4; Keith Quick (WF) d. Spencer Causey 6-4, 6-1; Weston Bates (WF) d. Sawyer Jordan 6-4, 6-1; Billy Holland (WF) d. Chanan James 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles – Drew Wike/Colin Raynor (WF) d. Marshall Hardee/Drew Smith 6-3, 6-2.
Records – West Florence 7-0 (2-0 Region VI-AAAA).
• (At) Lowcountry Prep 6, Palmetto Christian Academy 3 | The Fightin’ Marlins cruised to a win.
Singles – Thomas DesChamps (LPS) d. Trey Goolsby 6-2, 6-1; Davis Eddy (LPS) d. Chase Shimakontis 6-2, 6-1; Palmer Smith (PCA) d. Lydon Manning 6-1, 6-2; Hampton Peace (LPS) d. Brandon Kassouf 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8); Christian Trotter (LPS) d. Matthew Fitts 7-6, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7); Michael Pernell (PCA) d. Mayank Patel 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles – DesChamps/Eddy (LPS) d. Goolsby/Shimakontis 6-2, 6-2; Peace/Trotter (LPS) d. Smith/Chad Shimakontis 9-7; Allan Sloan/Matthew Parnell (PCA) d. Reese Starnes/Manning 8-2.
High school boys soccer
(At) West Florence 5, Conway 2 | Ashton McCants and Omar Espinoza scored one a piece to give the Tigers the win.
Goals – C: Ashton McCants, Omar Espinoza .
G oalkeepers – C: Brett Williams (4).
Records – Conway: 3-2
High school girls soccer
(At) West Florence 1, Conway 0 | The Knights got the win over the Tigers.
Goals – C: Name Here 2, Name Here, L: Name Here.
G oalkeepers – C: Leah Stetter .
CCU women’s lacrosse
• (At) Coastal Carolina 14, Detroit Mercy 13 | Keri White scored the game-winning goal with 52 seconds left as the Chanticleers prevailed.
White and Kimmy DeLonge each had three goals for Coastal (3-6).
• (At) Coastal Carolina 4-1, Campbell 0-2 | Kiana Quolas struck out six in a two-hit shutout and Kory Hayden and Paige Goldsack each drove in runs as the Chants won the opener.
In the second game, the Camels scored two runs in the first inning and Courtney Roberts held CCU to just a run in a complete-game effort.
CCU track and field
Coastal Carolina’s Tiffani Kuhn took a third-place finish in the women’s javelin (122-10) as the Chanticleers competed as a split squad in the Weems Baskin Relays.
Tyler Slapikas finished fifth in the javelin (165-02) to lead the men’s contingent.
CCU’s Anjulia Nicholson finished seventh in the hammer throw (157-07).