Sports briefs: Clover baseball defeats York

April 8, 2014 

CHS baseball team defeats York

The Clover High School varsity baseball team defeated York 4-0 before a large crowd Friday at the CHS baseball complex.

“We were able to minimize our mistakes against York,” said head coach Darrell VanDyke. “Patrick Love pitched a good game for us.”

The Cougars threatened to score in the top of the seventh when Will Prince and Harrison Childers delivered back-to-back singles, but the rally fell short.

VanDyke said mistakes in the field had kept the Blue Eagles from winning previous games. “It was a good win tonight for our kids,” he said.

Clover JV baseball team prevails

The Blue Eagle junior varsity baseball team defeated York 8-0 Friday, jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the third inning and maintaining the lead the remainder of the game.

Will Schlirf threw five and two-thirds innings, striking out eight and allowing no runs. Austin King was 1-for-3 at the plate and drove in a pair of runs.

CHS JV softball team on a roll

The Clover High School girls’ junior varsity softball team defeated York 11-4 Friday and steamrolled the Northwestern JV team 17-2 Saturday.

In a previous game, the Lady Blue Eagles also rolled past Rock Hill 14-0 behind a strong pitching effort from Melia Venezia, who struck out seven and had a one-hitter.

Clover’s timely hitting contributed to the win.

YCHS boys’ track second in 3-way meet

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ track team finished second in a three-way meet with South Pointe and Blacksburg.

South Pointe finished first and Blacksburg third.

Top performers for York included: Paul Moore, second in 200, third in 100; Kyron Schrouder, first in 100, first in triple jump, third in long jump; Matt Ransom, first in 400; Matt Smarr, second in 3,200; Markell Castle, second in long jump and triple jump; Ben Watkins, second in pole vault; Ethan Whitesides, first in shot put; Quinterious Mitchell, first in discus; Tra Reid, third in 400 hurdles; 4x400 relay team, Castle, Cole Rumfelt, Reid and Ransom, first place.

York JV baseball defeats Rock Hill

The Cougars junior varsity baseball team defeated Rock Hill 10-6.

Caleb Clayton picked up the win for the Cougars, striking out six. Leading the JV team at the plate was Danny Warren, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles.

Shandon Cobb, Brandon Valentine and C.J. Grant added two hits each. Clayton, Austin Edington and Nick Gibby each hit safely.

York boys’ soccer continues success

The resurgent York Comprehensive High School boys’ soccer team continued its success in the region by defeating Rock Hill 2-0 at District Three Stadium.

Benji Amezcua scored the Cougars’ first-half goal off a corner kick. Evan Lewis scored the second-half goal off a midfield free kick from teammate Todd Weatherington. Erick Pacheco got the shutout in net.

“Great defense was played by Todd Weatherington,” said Cougars head coach Rick Johnson.

York Middle track defeats Fort Mill, Clover

The York Middle School girls’ and boys’ track teams defeated Fort Mill and Clover middle schools in a three-way meet.

The York Middle girls finished with 54 team points. Fort Mill had 52 and Clover 17.

The York Middle boys’ team had 73 points, with Fort Mill getting 27 and Clover 23.

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