When you father is a high school baseball coach, you spend your springs, summers and falls on the diamond and in dugouts, right?
Giving a ranked Spring Valley squad all it wanted and then some, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team came out on the short end of a 2-0 decision in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday at L-E Stadium.
While some in Kershaw County have griped and moaned about the unseasonable spring weather, when you are from Upstate New York and finally see grass on the baseball field well, let Randy Stokes describe the scene at Optimist Field Monday morning.
Whitney Osborne took a pass from Beth Jordan and sent it home for the game-winner with three seconds left in overtime to give the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team a 1-0 win over host Ridge View on Tuesday night.
Maybe, this is a sign that Zac Bowers' luck is changing for the better.
If it is Tuesday, then Erin Blizzard must be throwing a perfect game.
So much for having a letdown.
Using an altered batting order, Lugoff-Elgin scored 10 runs and, more importantly, collected its first Region 4-4A win of the season in a 10-3 victory over host Irmo last Friday night.
Three nights after having pitched a perfect game against Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin's Erin Blizzard threw blanks at Irmo.
Sometimes, what looks, on paper, to be a tough week was not so bad after all.
Two nights after a mistake-filled loss to Region 4-4A foe Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes was interested to see how his team would react in Thursday's non-conference game at White Knoll.
That grimace on the face of Randy Stokes spoke volumes.
Sophomore Erin Blizzard fired a perfect game at visiting Richland Northeast as Lugoff-Elgin rolled to a 10-0, five-inning victory on Tuesday night.
You get the feeling that Randy Stokes would rather Blythewood had scored its four runs on a grand slam than the way they did in handing visiting Lugoff-Elgin a 4-0 loss last Friday night.
A year ago, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' tennis team got their first taste of post-season competition as the Demons played their way into the state class 4A tournament.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.
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