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Ferguson, CHS offense rise to the occasion
Dogs hold off sixth-ranked Demons, 5-4
CAMDEN SOPHOMORE SAM FERGUSON delivers a pitch to the plate in his complete game 5-4 win over rival Lugoff-Elgin Wednesday night at Optimist Field. - photo by Tom Didato
Pitching on the biggest stage of his young career, the bright lights hardly seemed to faze Sam Ferguson. Ferguson, Camden’s sophomore lefty, took the mound to start Wednesday’s regular season opener at rival Lugoff-Elgin and never left in helping the Bulldogs escape Optimist Field with a 5-4 victory in a game in which the hosts were unable to push across the tying and/or winning run after having runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the seventh. The win snapped a four-game skid to the 4A Demons (2-2) for Denny Beckley’s troops (2-3) who were shut out in three of their four games in last week’s Pee Dee Preseason Invitational.