North Central sophomore Tyler Bowers was named the Region 3-AA baseball player of the year after having helped the Knights to a third-place finish and a second consecutive AA state playoff appearance since their return to the AA ranks.
Top seeded Seneca answered Camden's run in the top of the first inning with a grand slam and a two-run home run in the home portion of the inning to win Monday's 3A District 4 winners' bracket contest, 11-1.
Kelli Murphy, a Lugoff-Elgin senior, finished her Carolinas junior career in style by winning the ninth annual Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship hosted by Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte on Sunday.
Tyler Bowers belted a pair of home runs while driving in three runs, but it was not enough to help North Central get past host Buford in a 9-5 loss in Thursday's first round of the AA District 3 baseball tournament.
The South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball playoffs open for Lugoff-Elgin and North Central with the 4A and AA tourneys kicking off Thursday. Camden will begin AAA postseason action on Friday night.