Lancers Earn Second Place Finish in the Region X Baseball TournamentThe USC-Lancaster Baseball Team made history this spring as they finished second in the Region X Baseball Tournament. The Lancers went into the tournament as the eighth seed and battled their way through the brackets to finish second. The guys played Spartanburg Methodist College in the first round and lost six to five in the bottom of the eleventh. This game was clearly a pitchers' duel as Lancer ace Dylan Parker hurled nine innings and struck out seven Pioneer batters. After this heart breaking loss the Lancers put together a winning streak of four games as they beat USC-Salkehatchie, USC-Sumter, Louisburg College, and Florence-Darlington Tech. After these four wins they faced Spartanburg Methodist again. The Lancers played hard, but came up short eight to four. Even though the Lancers lost, they were rewarded with a spot in the Eastern District Championship that was held in Keyser, West Virginia. Congratulations to the Lancer Baseball Team! Read more.
USC-Lancaster Baseball Players Earn All Region HonorsThe USC-Lancaster Baseball Team had a few of the student-athletes to earn All Region Honors at the Region X Baseball Tournament. Randy Luckett, left fielder raked in two honors as he was selected to Second Team All Region and he was nominated for the Golden Glove Award. Randy earned this award because of his great play in the outfield. Brantley Rumford, second baseman his two years as a Lancer earned Second Team Honors as well. Brantley earned this award for his speed on the base paths and also because of his nine doubles, four triples, and 24 runs driven in. Byron Haag, the Lancers starting catcher earned First Team All Region Honors. During the spring Byron hit .294 and had 168 put outs on defense. Ace hurler Dylan Parker earned All Eastern District Team because of his pitching performance against ASA College in the first round of the District. Dylan pitched ten strong innings and struck out 12 batters in the game against ASA which helped him earn this honor. Congratulations to these student-athletes on their accomplishments as Lancers.
Lancers Compete in the Eastern District TournamentThe University of South Carolina Lancaster Baseball Team competed in the Eastern District Championship the weekend May 17th through the 19th in Keyser, West Virginia. The tournament featured four teams and two of them were from Region X, the Lancers and Spartanburg Methodist College. The Lancers faced ASA College in the first game as ace pitcher Dylan Parker took the mound. Dylan pitched ten strong innings and struck out 12 batters. The Lancers lost a heart breaker to ASA four to three in 11 innings. Jacob Murphy and Nick Sergakis hit the ball well in this game. Jacob had two hits, including a home run and drove in three runs for the Lancers. Nick had two hits and scored a run in the effort.
The second game pitted the Lancers against Potomac State College. Potomac State came out to an early lead and the guys could not recover from it. Randy Luckett and Nick Sergakis had two hits a piece to pace the Lancers at the plate. Chaz Venezia and Ryan Manore also pitched in hits. Potomac State capitalized and won the game eight to zero. Congratulations to the Lancers Baseball Team on a wonderful spring and their history making run in the postseason.