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.
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.
It has been a productive start to the off-season for West Wateree junior wrestlers who have returned home from state meets with plenty of medals and championship titles.
Now that they are back at full strength, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team is eyeing another trip to the 4A state playoffs.
Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.
Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.
Although this was only Lugoff-Elgin's fifth game in Region 4-4A softball play, head coach James Marlow knew the importance of the Friday's home game against Spring Valley.
Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.
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