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.
As a former pitcher, Randy Stokes more than appreciates what he has seen and received from his throwers through the first seven games of the season.
Sometimes, you just tip your hat to an opponent and live to fight another day.
Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.
You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.
Playing a veteran Spring Valley tennis squad is challenging enough for a young team which is at full strength. Take out your second singles player and the task becomes even more formidable.
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