By CT McDonald Irmo Little League teams are now into their all-star tournament season as they continue the tradition oftop-level competition for youth in the area. Irmo Gold finished as the runner-up in the District Three Baseball Coaches Pitch tournament and isnow heading to the state tournament at Corey BurnsContinue Reading

By CT McDonald All three of the District Five varsity baseball teams are competing in tournaments this week, with the few remaining region games just ahead. Dutch Fork and Chapin are playing in the South Carolina Diamond Invitational hosted by Blythewood High School. The event runs Tuesday through Saturday withContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Lexington Post 7 made it to last week’s South Carolina American Legion Baseball (ALB) state finals before being eliminated while Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 and West Columbia Post 79 completed their seasons in the week leading up to the finals tournament. Post 7 took an early 2-0 leadContinue Reading

A Dutch Fork High School student-athlete has been named the 2020-2021 Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. Will Taylor is the first South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Dutch Fork High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but alsoContinue Reading

By CT McDonald After last weekend’s little league baseball tournaments some Irmo Little League (ILL) teams have added titles to their records. Irmo’s Intermediate team played against Summerville and Easley in a one-day state tournament on Saturday and came away undefeated to win the state title. Irmo defeated Summerville 26-4Continue Reading

By CT McDonald South Carolina American Legion Baseball teams were to play their final games of the regular season Wednesday, excluding any makeup games still to be played. Lexington Post 7 was holding on to first place in League 3 at the time, with Camden Post 17 and Chapin/Newberry PostContinue Reading

Two local baseball standouts have signed with the Florence RedWolves of the collegiate Coastal Plain League. Gunnar Erickson, a former Lexington P27 Baseball Academy standout from the Chapin area, played this past spring at Division I NJCAA Region 10 USC Lancaster. As a freshman, Erickson finished 3rd in the RegionContinue Reading

By CT McDonald While varsity softball and baseball championship tournaments are still to be determined, some local area teams recently completed their seasons with losses deep in the playoffs. The 2019 Class 5A varsity baseball state champion Silver Foxes played to the Lower State District 3 title game without aContinue Reading

By CT McDonald With other spring sports playoffs already completed, only baseball and softball champions are still to be decided — and District 5 schools had just one team still in competition at midweek. That team is the 5A defending state champion Dutch Fork Silver Foxes varsity baseball team. DutchContinue Reading

The Dutch Fork High School baseball team won a playoff game 11-1 at home May 14 against Ashley Ridge. Photos by Chris Record GoFlashWin.comContinue Reading

  By CT McDonald There is a new baseball championship team based here in the midlands, and its home is west of the Saluda River in Lexington County. West Columbia Post 79 won the South Carolina American League Baseball Summer League (SCALBSL) state championship in a four-team tournament of finalistContinue Reading