Midland Valley 1, North Augusta 0 (8 innings)
Midland Valley (6-13) picked up an exciting victory on Friday when Cameron Levi knocked in the game-winning run with a bases-loaded single in the home half of the eighth inning.
Levi (3-3) had come in to pitch the top half of the frame in relief of Brett Silas, who pitched seven innings of scoreless, two-hit ball while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Levi was 2-for-4 on the night. Ryan Love took the loss for North Augusta.
Midland Valley will next play at Airport on April 16.
SOFTBALLTRIPLE CROWN INVITATIONAL
North Augusta 11, Brookland-Cayce 0
Norh Augusta (10-6) got a pair of home runs in its opening-game victory in the Triple Crown Invitational at Citizens Park. Sarah Fulmer and Chelsea Newman each had a dinger for the Jackets, with Fulmer knocking in two runs on the night and Newman knocking in three to go with a double. Both were 2-for-3 in the game.
Meghan Whitfield (9-6) got the win in the circle for the Jackets, who next play Easley at 9 a.m. today in Group C play.
Andrew Jackson 6, South Aiken 1
South Aiken (6-10) took the loss with Hannah Martin (3-6) in the circle. The T-Breds didn’t help themselves in the loss. After scoring their only run in the first, they gave up two runs via wild pitch to help seal the loss.
South Aiken will play JL Mann today at 9 a.m. in Group B play.
USC Aiken 1-7 Augusta State 2-6
In game one, Augusta State scored first on a bunt single by Macy Terry in the third inning. Molly Walton scored on the Terry bunt.
The Pacers were able to tie the game at 1-1 with a run in the top of the fifth inning. Sarah Montei led off the fifth with a double to left centerfield and was sacrificed to third by Shannon Traylor. Kaitlyn White would drive in the Pacer run with a single up the middle to score Montei.
The Jaguars would strike again in the bottom of the sixth inning with a solo home run off the bat of Kristen Bagley to retake the lead.
In game two, The Pacers broke the tie in the 11th when Lindsey Jones scored on an error.
Kornegay was able to close the game out with two runners on base in the bottom of the 11th to secure the Pacer victory. Kornegay (12-9) got the win in game two, pitching seven and a third innings in relief.