Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.
What a way to head into the Easter vacation break.
Things started on an ominous note for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team on Thursday and they would not get better that evening.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
For a scant few seconds, players from both benches spilled out onto the apron of the infield waiting to see the landing spot of Bradwin Salmond's drive to right field in the eighth inning of Tuesday's Lugoff-Elgin game with visiting Richland Northeast.
In this age of baseball in which pitchers are always looking to add another pitch to their repertoire, Zac Bowers is in the reduction mode.
Lugoff-Elgin all but clinched a state 4A baseball playoff berth with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over visiting Spring Valley Friday night.
Having dispatched of visiting Spring Valley, 5-2, in seven innings, now the Lugoff-Elgin softball team may be able to cast a tiny peak to Thursday's Region 4-4A showdown with Blythewood.
All season long, in tough matches, Lugoff-Elgin tennis coach Edward Rickwood has been searching for that elusive third victory which would send the contest into first doubles.
Turning 12 hits into only four runs, Lugoff-Elgin suffered a 13-4 loss to host Chapin in a non-region baseball game played on Wednesday night.
When you send an eight-grader to the wolves in 4A baseball, you resign yourself to taking the good with the not so good.
Lugoff-Elgin continued on its path to next Thursday's Region 4-4A showdown at Blythewood by handing Ridge View an 8-1 loss in a Tuesday night contest played in Columbia.
There is no telling how good Lugoff-Elgin's tennis record would have been had it been able to get several of its matches to go into first doubles for the victory.
If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.
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