The injury-laden Waccamaw softball team allowed two late runs as Georgetown came from behind to defeat the Warriors 3-2 on Tuesday. Crystyn Neely drove in Blakely Graham on a game-winning single to propel the Bulldogs.
Meanwhile, Waccamaw will open the district playoffs at home against Lake City on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
“We’re banged up,” Warriors coach Scott Streiffert said. “We got three kids out with injuries from our game at Dillon.
“We’ll see. We’re glad to be at home but we need to get healthy.”
Taylor Mercer pitched her way to another win, giving Georgetown some momentum for its opening district playoff game at Marlboro County on Thursday at 6 p.m.
“Georgetown played well,” Streiffert said. “Early in the season we played them and it was a totally different game, we won 9-6. But I thought Mercer pitched extremely well. We got a good pitching performance tonight [out of Melaina Moore], too. It was Moore’s first start of the year she pitched well enough to win but we just didn’t get enough hits. Good game overall, Georgetown played a little better than us."
• W–Taylor Mercer. L–Melaina Moore (0-1). Top hitters – Georgetown: Blakely Graham 2-2, 2B, run; Crystyn Neely 1-2, RBI; Megan Strickland 1-4, 3B, run. Waccamaw: Riley Morris 2-3, 2B; Leah Boghosian 2-3, run; Nina Lowenbach 1-3, 2B.
Records – Georgetown 12-7, Waccamaw 22-5
• W–Angel Hatzidakis (9-11). L–Faircloth. Top hitters – Loris: Cox 2-3; Harrelson 1-1, run. Myrtle Beach: Cameron Crutchfield 3-3, 2 runs; Deriica Burgess 1-2, 2B, 2 RBIs, run; Camden Patsel 1-1, run; Serena Bethle 1-1.
Records – Myrtle Beach 9-12.
High school boys soccer
•St. James 5, Georgetown 1
| At South Strand Rec. Center, Conor Sloan had a hat trick and recorded one assist to lead the Sharks over the Bulldogs.
John Santos and Cedric Corbett added one goal each for St. James. Constantino Aguilar, Brandon Wallace & Quadarius Grate each had an assist. Senior Geri Manaj recorded 8 saves for St. James (12-6-1, 5-3 Region VII-AAA) as well.
High school girls soccer
Maria Quinones assisted McLain’s goal, and Kylie Smith assisted Gangi’s goal as Conway improved to 6-6.
•North Myrtle Beach 4, (at) Wilson 0
| Ashley Robinson had a hat trick and Lauren McCarthy added a goal as the Chiefs shut out the Tigers.
Shelby Carr had two assist sante Kate Carr had seven saves for North Myrtle Beach.
High school boys golf
High school boys tennis
Brady Arenson allowed six runs in two innings and took the loss for the Chants (25-16), who have lost three straight.
Grayson Greiner and Connor Bright each drove in two runs for the Gamecocks (31-11).