Chapin Softball Clinches Home Playoff Game


A 12-strikeout, one-hit performance by pitcher Leah Cabe helped Chapin clinch second place in Region 5-5A Friday night.

The 6-0 win over region champion Lexington earned the Lady Eagles an opening round home game in the Class 5A playoffs.

Maddie McMillion went 2-3 with three RBI and Andee Dircks went 2-3 with a home run and RBI to lead Chapin (17-6, 6-2). It will open the playoffs Wednesday at home against Carolina Forest.

Lexington (20-2, 7-1) will open at home Wednesday against Sumter.

White Knoll 10, River Bluff 3

Abby Gates had a three-run homer and Marlena Perez went 2-3 and struck out 10 as the Lady Timberwolves finished third in Region 5-5A.

Alexis Winters also homered and Nikki Gallardo drove in a run for White Knoll. It will open the playoffs Wednesday at Conway.

Kallie Earlington had a three-run homer in the first inning for River Bluff, whose season ended Friday.


Lexington 10, Chapin 0

Braden Fournel hit a three-run homer, one of three by the Wildcats, and Brandon Cromer struck out eight in the season-ending victory.

Coleman Bland had two RBI and a home run. Caleb Warren drove in two runs, Cole Long and Landon Knight both had two hits and Nathan Hall had a home run.

Lexington (19-5-1, 11-1) opens the Class 5A playoffs at home Tuesday against Conway.

River Bluff 10, White Knoll 0

Zach Cowart drove in three runs and Wyatt McPherson drove in two runs as the Gators finished the regular season in second place in Region 5-5A.

Todd Hudson struck out four in 3 1/3 innings and went 2-3 with an RBI for the win.

River Bluff (21-4, 10-2) will open the Lower State playoffs at home Tuesday against Socastee.

Airport 23, Irmo 2

Corbin Wright went 3-4 with six RBI, including a grand slam, and Blake and Luke Palyok and Layne Turner all drove in three RBI to lead the Eagles.

John Allen Forrester went 2-3 and Josh Raines went 3-4 as both drove in two RBI for Airport (19-5, 7-1).

Airport will open the playoffs Tuesday at home against an at-large opponent.

Boys tennis

Batesburg-Leesville 5, Landrum 1

The Panthers travel to Phillip Simmons in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.

Oceanside Collegiate 6, Gilbert 0
Academic Magnet 6, Brookland-Cayce 0

Monday's Boys Tennis Playoff Schedule

Dutch Fork at River Bluff 

Irmo at Dreher 

Batesburg-Leesville at Phillip Simmons

Boys Soccer

Tiebreaker matches
Saturday at Gilbert H.S.

A pair of Region 5-5A soccer matches to determine playoff seeding is scheduled Saturday at Gilbert High School.

The Fox Creek boys will face Swansea at 11 a.m. for third place. At 1 p.m., the Fox Creek girls and Brookland-Cayce will play for second place.

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