Lexington Baseball Sweeps Dutch Fork; Lacrosse Playoff Runs End for Silver Foxes, Chapin Boys


The Lexington High School baseball team remained atop Region 5-5A following Saturday’s 15-5 win over Dutch Fork.

In maintaining a one-game lead over River Bluff in the standings, the Wildcats pounded out 16 hits. Braden Fournel hit the first of three home runs by Lexington in the top of the second inning.

Clark Hubbard answered with a solo home run in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game. Lexington came back in the top of the third inning with a two-run single by Cole Long and two-run homer by Landon Knight.

A four-run rally in the top of the fourth inning extended the lead to 10-1. After Dutch Fork’s Kevin Somansky’s RBI single in the bottom half of the inning make it 10-2, T Floyd singled home a run in the top of the fifth.

Nathan Hall led off a five-run rally in the top of the sixth with a sole home run. Dutch Fork scored three times in the bottom of the sixth but could not extend the game to a seventh inning due to the mercy rule.

Brandon Cromer struck out five in four innings for the win.

Lexington opens its final region series Monday at home against Chapin.


Gray Collegiate 11, Legion Collegiate 4 (Game 1)

Brooke Tranum went 4-5 and she and starting pitcher Maddox Long both homered and drove in two RBI in the victory.

Madison Knapper had two hits and drove in two runs and Na’veah Matthews had an RBI. Long finished with seven strikeouts in five innings.

Gray Collegiate 4, Legion Collegiate 3 (Game 2)

Brooke Tranum went 3-3 with two RBI and a home run and Taylor Corley struck out 13 to lead the Lady War Eagles to the sweep over their sister school.

Na’Veah Matthews also had a home run in the game.  Gray Collegiate travels to Batesburg-Leesville Tuesday.

Boys Lacrosse Season Ends in Chronicle Country

Both the Chapin and Dutch Fork boys’ lacrosse teams lost their respective second-round Class 5A playoff matches Saturday.

The Eagles fell at home 18-16 to St. James, while the Silver Foxes were defeated 13-4 by Wando.

The Chapin girls’ lacrosse team travels to Wando Monday for the Class 5A Lower State final. The winner advances to Saturday’s state final at Irmo High School.

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