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.
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.
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.
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.
Erin Blizzard held visiting Irmo to one hit in helping the Lugoff-Elgin softball team to an 11-1 thumping over the visiting Yellow Jackets last Friday night.
Irmo scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of play and made that stand up as the Yellow Jackets pinned a 2-0 loss on host Lugoff-Elgin in last Friday night's contest played at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Sometimes, a leadoff single on the first pitch of the game is an omen.
How strong is the Irmo tennis team? The Yellow Jackets are good enough to have pinned the first losses of the season on the Lugoff-Elgin first and second singles players, Hunter Horton and Hunter Johnson, respectively.
Fortunately or, unfortunately, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak knows how things work in regard to the tennis program at Chapin.
In a match which was played in the rain, wind and sun while, all the while, being cold, the Lugoff-Elgin golf team avenged its lone loss of the season by defeating Sumter, 154-165, at Camden Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
Bouncing back from a tough one-run loss to Region 4-4A foe Blythewood on Friday, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team took some of their frustrations out on White Knoll on Monday.
Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.
Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.
Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.
Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.
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