One out and one strike away from getting out of the sixth inning with a 4-1 lead over two-time defending AAA state champion A.C. Flora, Camden saw its lead evaporate with one swing of the bat from Donald Gillepsie.
With the gusting wind virtually turning the tennis ball into a badminton shuttlecock, Camden overcame the conditions and some unsettling play in the second set to come away with a 6-0 home court win over 4A Sumter on Wednesday.
Having won their first two games by shutout and playing to a scoreless draw in their third contest, the Camden High girls' soccer team fell to AAAA state power Bluffton, 3-0, to finish second in the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School last weekend.
Former Camden High basketball standout and Francis Marion University graduate student Evrik Gary was honored on Monday as the Peach Belt Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 23.
One of the biggest problems which North Greenville University had on defense last season was slowing down the running game. In 11 contests last fall, opponents averaged nearly 230 yards on the ground against the Crusaders.
Should Camden, which is ranked 17th in the latest AAA scmatc.com poll, finish in fourth place in Region 4-AAA, the Bullldogs will head to Region 3 champion Union County for Saturday's AAA Upper State wrestling tournament opener.