The Wagener-Salley High School baseball team got strong pitching from Avery Snipes and Daniel Wiles in a 3-1 Region 4-A win over Williston-Elko Tuesday. Snipes (2-0) started for the War Eagles before Wiles finished the game off with a three-inning save.
Jarrett Berry had two hits for Wagener-Salley (5-2, 3-2), which will return to action on Friday when it plays host to North.
South Aiken 20
South Aiken routed its crosstown rival in a Region 5-AAAA showdown, prevailing 20-3 in five innings. Hannah Martin picked up the win for the Thoroughbreds, allowing just three hits and one earned run while recording five strikeouts. The T-Breds’ offense was the story in this game, and it was led by Janee McCarthy, who went 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Madi Giacobone (3-for-4), Hanna Hyder (2-for-3) and Carolina Hicks (3-for-4) each added two RBIs for South Aiken (4-8, 3-2), which will play host to Silver Bluff tonight.
Aiken was led by Ayron Dupert, who went 2-for-3 with a solo home run. The Hornets will play at White Knoll on Friday.
The Wagener-Salley softball team bounced back from a Monday loss with a dominating 18-4 win over Region 4-A rival Wagener-Salley. Jamie Swartz (1-0) picked up the win, aided by a strong offensive performance which included home runs from Morgan Foster (three hits) and Shelby Nescitt (three RBIs). The War Eagles (4-3, 4-1) struggled to generate runs in Monday’s 6-2 loss to Batesburg-Leesville. They’ll play again at home on Friday against North.
Strom Thurmond 9
Strom Thurmond came up just short in a shootout with Region 5-AAA rival Swansea. Brice Brown was on base four times (three hits and a walk) and teammate Amanda Biddlecome had two RBIs for the Rebels (0-6), who will play at home today against Abbeville.
Midland Valley 13
Emily Mayson dominated in the circle as Midland Valley picked up a critical Region 5-AAA win. Mayson (7-1) had five strikeouts and didn’t allow an earned run.
Morgan Smith went 2-for-3 with three RBIs while Jace Bennefield was 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Mustangs (10-2, 3-1), who play at Airport on Thursday.
In the JV game, Midland Valley (3-3, 3-1) picked up a 9-8 win with Logan Mabry in the circle.
Wardlaw Academy 11
Columbia Home School 0
Between Savannah Rodgers (2-1) strong pitching and Jojo Allen’s three hits, the Wardlaw Academy softball team cruised past Columbia Home School. The Patriots (5-4) will play their next game today at Newberry.
South Aiken 0
The South Aiken High School girls’ soccer team was shut out by Region 5-AAAA rival Lexington in a 2-0 loss. Mariah Gould had two saves for the Thoroughbreds (3-2-2, 1-1) who will play North Augusta at home on Friday.
Dutch Fork 10
The Aiken High School girls’ soccer team fell to 1-3 on the season, and 0-2 against Region 5-AAAA opponents following a 10-0 loss to Dutch Fork. Mackenzie Cude made 14 saves in goal for the Hornets, who are expected to return to action on Thursday against Lexington, in a game that will be moved from Friday to avoid bad weather.
In the junior varsity contest, Dutch Fork prevailed 10-0.
Wade Hampton 3
Silver Bluff 1
In a game played Monday, the Silver Bluff boys’ soccer team came up on the short end of a 3-1 game against Wade Hampton. Omar Zambrano had the lone goal for the Bulldogs, whose next game is on Thursday at home against Edisto.
Midland Valley 172
Strom Thurmond 178
The Midland Valley golf team edged out rival Strom Thurmond, led by match medalist Race King, who carded a 36. Other Midland Valley players to score included Seth Toole (44), Andrew Doolittle (45) and Noah Turner (47). The Mustangs will play at Woodside Plantation on Thursday against South Aiken.
Strom Thurmond was led by Josh Criswell’s 42, while Jonathan McCreery (44), Garrett Gibson (46) and Austin Hall (46) also scored in the match.
South Aiken, ppd.
The tennis match between crosstown rivals Aiken and South Aiken was postponed Tuesday because of poor weather. The teams will makeup the match on April 16 at Odell Weeks.